No team more deserves their Super Bowl victory than the 2007 NY Giants because they succeeded in doing what everyone knew was the key to beating the Patriots: They took out Tom Brady. They hurried him, sacked him, knocked him down and reduced him to a third of his normal point production.
The Giants do not have a great offense. But you don’t need one when your defense plays “like a pack of wild dogs”, to borrow a vintage quip from Lawrence Taylor.
God Bless the downtrodden Giants fans who winced all week long when enduring the 38-20 and 52-14 predictions from the sports intelligentsia. In a poignant coincidence, yesterday’s Catholic Mass featured the Sermon on the Mount, which includes the passage that the meek shall inherit the Earth. And that, fellow and sister Sports fans, is exactly what happened in Phoenix yesterday. NY Giant fans were the meek all week, having capped their emotions & expectations, girding against a predicted catastrophe. But the superior-team-by-consensus looked old, slow, ragged, and disrupted against the brutal NY defense.
Now Patriots fans must contemplate the downside of their dynastic curve.
Congratulations, Giants fans ! Your boys pulled off a historic stunner.