Well you've got to know with how weak the Patriots secondary is that Eli Manning is going to exploit that void! Converseley, Tom Brady will rip apart the Giants defense by throwing underneath to utilize those two behemoth Tight Ends, Rob Gronkowski (sp?) and Aaron Hernandez to add a ton of yards and points while burning up the clock in the process with short/mid range passes through the middle to keep the clicker moving!
This will keep the ball in the Patriots hands and out of Eli Mannings! The Pats will rely on a slow, mythotical game plan that will disect the Giants defense like precision surgery, tiring out New York's 'D' in the process.
Meanwhile, when the Giants do have the ball (no matter how limited) they will be stretching the field to take advantage of that poor Secondary (that even the Buffalo Bills tore apart for 31 points) and score as many points as possible! Let's remember, even my hapless/hopeless Buffalo Bills managed to compile a total of "58" points in the combined win over the Patriots (34-31) and their 27-24 loss to the Giants in the regular season! And to think, Buffalo doesn't have a starting QB that's even close to the talents of Manning nor Brady!
Final score ...... New England Patriots 37, New York Giants 31 in what should be a barn burner of a game!
Keys to the game:
For the New England Patriots: Time of possession! Keep the ball in the middle of the field, run that clock and utilize those huge Tight End assets! NO turnovers! That could very well be the turning point (and prayer) for the Giants with those lazer type passes in the middle of the field from Tom Brady in tight coverage!
For the New York Giants: Stretch the field! Take advantage of that poor Patriot secondary and throw all caution to the wind! The Giants ONLY chance to escape with a victory is by airing it out and challenging New England to a basketball type scoring game! Eli Manning will HAVE to avoid turning the ball over in what will be a primarily passing offensive attack.
Anything more than "1" interception for Manning and Tom Brady will stuff it to them!