Friday, February 03, 2012
SUPER BOWL PREVIEW
The normal and simple Patriots defensive strategy is to take out the opponents top weapon, but that Giant is not so obvious. The Giants have various threats playing at relatively comparable levels. Scheme is not going to have the impact it would against San Francisco. Hence, we are going to see the Patriots all too familiar bend but do not break defense - defending against big plays.
On the flip side, the Giants D-Line can consistently get pressure on Tom Brady thereby dropping seven giving them the best shot at slowing down the strength of the Patriots. We are still going to witness Brady dropping back, but not as much as many are expecting. New York/Jersey gave up an average of 4.5 yards per carry over the season. The Pats are going to exploit this weakness. Effectively running the ball will open up play-action and big play opportunities.
New England does not want to get into a shoot out with NY/J and won’t. Prediction: Patriots 23 – Giants – 21. The Pats hold on to their first half lead for a victory…and bet the under.