The last two teams to win the Super Bowl meet tonight in primetime. Last year, it was the Giants going to Green Bay and getting the victory in the Divisional Round that propelled them to the title. The year before, it was the Packers rolling the Giants with a playoff spot on the line, and they continued that run as a wildcard as well.
Both of these teams are at their best when people are doubting them. Right now, that is the Giants, who have endured two weeks of talk about tired arms for Eli and that they are again not among the league’s best.
Eli Manning’s struggles coincide with injury issues with his receivers, including Hakeem Nicks. If Nicks is better, then the field opens up and Victor Cruz becomes that much more dangerous. Meanwhile, we are watching the emergence of Randall Cobb as one of the best playmakers in the league. New York will have to be on offensively when they have not been for close to a month, but as we’ve seen when these two teams get together, don’t count anyone out.
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