Super Bowl 46 Will Be The Biggest Rematch in NFL History
|Written by Charlie Jimenez|
|Tuesday, 24 January 2012 08:20|
The more things change the more they stay the same, is a phrase that describes the sports betting 2011 – 12 NFL season perfectly. After a four month long lockout, a shortened training camp and exhibition season, many bettors and experts, we included, thought this season may be the year in which one of the historically poor teams came alive and won the Super Bowl. Instead, despite the drastic price per head change in the season, two of the strongest franchises prevailed for the ultimate rematch. New England and the New York Giants are set to renew hostilities in two weeks time. Here is a preview of the Super Bowl 42 rematch set to take place in the house that Peyton built on Sunday February 5, 2012.
In 2008, the odds of a Super Bowl victory for the New York Giants seemed insurmountable entering their Super Bowl 42 clash against the undefeated New England Patriots. However, similar to their NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers last night, the Giants defense kept the team in the game the whole way through, limiting Brady and the Patriots offense to only 14 points on the day.
As luck would have it, the Giants defense hard work would not go to waste, as Eli Manning and now former wide receiver Plaxico Burress would hook up for a game winning touchdown with 35 seconds left to move ahead 17 – 14.
Since Super Bowl 42, both the Patriots and Giants have struggled to not only go far in the post season, but also get back to the post season. While bookie software agents provide each team with strong odds at the start of every year, neither has really been able to put together a Super Bowl caliber playoff run. That was until this season, when the Patriots started hot out of the gate, and entering Super Bowl 46 own a 15 and three record on the season. Meanwhile, the Giants didn’t really hit their stride until week 14, and now own a record of 12 wins and seven losses on the season.
On paper, similar to Super Bowl 42, handicappers and casual fans alike, are taking the New England Patriots to run up the NFL score on the game. Yet, it should be noted, that once again, this Super Bowl matchup would feature, Brady’s high powered Patriots offense going up against the New York Giants healthy and intimidating defense. The major difference between the 2008 classic and 2012 edition, is that Eli Manning and the Giants offense have been playing equally as good as the Giants defense. In other words, bettors taking the over on the game, may feel more comfortable knowing, that the more experienced Manning can now go throw for throw with one of the most storied quarterbacks in the NFL. We are picking the Giants to win the Super Bowl for a second time in four years, as Eli Manning cements his legacy as one of the best quarterbacks in the game.