Sunday, February 03, 2008

A Perfect Ending?

Tom Brady seems to have it all doesn't he...the 3 rings, the model girlfriend, good looks, MVP, TD records, yadda, yadda, yadda. Man, good for him. Now his 2007-08 Patriots just might be the best team ever assembled in the NFL. Hard to compete with that record setting offense and the coach that cheats...not that they need to because they don't. Moss, Welker & Stallworth are a pretty formidable trio of receivers to deal with no matter who's in your secondary and if the Giants have a weakness on the defensive side of the ball that is it, so expect a lot of points for the Pats tonight.
In their first meeting during week 17 of the regular season, I doubt many people thought they were getting a preview of the Superbowl XLII matchup but that is how it turned out to my surprise. Damn those Packers. If Eli has time to throw, we just might see a close game but if I were a betting man, I would lean towards a one-sided victory by the favorites here. I just don't see an upset unless Tom Brady flat out falls on his face which we know is a very rare occurence for a guy like him.
I expect the Giants to keep it close for a little while as they know who they are up against and are familiar with these guys but there is no way Eli Manning wins the Superbowl is there? I mean come on, the guy is not very good and they will need him to be great to pull off the unthinkable. Expect the G-Strings to lean on their pass-rush and running game until Moss & Welker break loose and then once Eli has to start throwing it's all down hill after that.
The X man's prediction is a 34-20 Patriots stomping of the overmatched Giants and New England goes down as the first 19-0 team to end their season of perfection. What else would you expect. Hopefully the commercials are good.