I recently got to watch the Giants/Pats earlier match-up and some things I noticed:
-Giants got a lot of pressure on Brady, causing a few interceptions. At the time, the Giants' defense was not playing as well as they are now.
-Bradshaw did not play due to injury...yet the Giants were able to get a decent run game going.
As far as recent playing:
-The Patriots have been relying on their offense out-scoring their opponents' offense and a defense that has been horrible against the run. Their defense has stepped up during the playoffs, so we'll see what happens there.
-I thought Gronk was done when he went out of the game against the Ravens....ankles are not supposed to bend in that direction.
-The Giants are healthy overall and the defense has really stepped up. The offense looks really good and the running game has improved during the playoffs. Eli Manning also tends to make better decisions when under pressure than he has in the past. He was sacked six times by the Niners and did not cough up the ball. Last year, that would've been six fumbles.
As I sit here in my 2011, Giants NFC championship shirt, I am hoping for a big win by the G-Men, but I can see this game going either way. I expect a low scoring game with the difference being 3 - 7 points.