WRITTEN BY GREGORY ALCALA
The New York Giants have made it to the Super Bowl. The Giants find themselves back in the Super Bowl for the first time since 2007 when they upset the then 18-0 New England Patriots. This year the two teams meet again.
This time around the road to the game was much harder. The Giants had to face the Atlanta Falcons, a team led by Matt Ryan. The Giants won 24-2. Then the Giants had to go to one of the most celebrated stadiums in all of professional football, Lambeau Field and beat one of the most prolific offenses led by Aaron Rodgers. The Giants won 37-20.
In the NFC Championship matchup the Giants were on the road again and played a hard fought game against the San Francisco 49ers. The game went into overtime as the Giants won 20-17 on a game winning field goal by Lawrence Tynes.
The Giants are turning heads and proving critics wrong on their playoff run that has once again given them the opportunity to win a second Super Bowl under head coach Tom Coughlin.
The Giants celebrated the win but know the ultimate goal is to win the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots will be looking for revenge for Super Bowl XLII.
The difficulty level is increased as the Giants will have to contain the play of the two tight ends the Patriots have in Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski.
Rob Gronkowski had a breakout season and joined an elite class of players featuring Jerry Rice and Randy Moss for the most receiving touchdowns in a single season with 20.
Tom Brady has a 134.2 passer rating when targeting either of the two tight ends.
The Patriots will be prepared come February 5th, 2012. The Giants hope to complete their miracle run. Both teams want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy when the game is over.