3 Reasons Giants Vs. Patriots Is A Big Deal

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Aug 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) meet on the field after the game Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Giants 28-20. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

1. The History Between The Giants and Patriots

The Giants have won two Super Bowls in the Tom Coughlin era, both against the New England Patriots. The Giants have had a regular season game against the Patriots in both Super Bowl seasons (which is more of a weird fact than something you can bank on, but completely worth noting). There is certainly some history between these teams.

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Eli Manning is known as the one and only “Patriot Killer” because he led the Giants on two game winning drives in those Super Bowl matchups. The 2007 Super Bowl is the most memorable because it took a David Tyree miracle catch to keep the game winning drive alive. After the helmet pinning reception Manning hit Plaxico Burress for the game winning touchdown. It was also memorable because nobody gave the Giants a shot to take down the undefeated Patriots but the Giants did it any way.

The biggest reason the Giants won is probably their pass rush in both Super Bowls. Brady was never allowed to get comfortable and the defense flustered him. That pass rush is no longer with the Giants as they have the fewest sacks in the NFL this season. That being said the Giants are hoping for big things from Jason Pierre-Paul in his second game back on the field.

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