WRITTEN BY AARON MALDONADA
The New York Giants take on the New England Patriots live on Sunday from Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:30 ET.
This Super Bowl rematch is one many fans are waiting to see. The Giants have 16 players from the 2007 team and the Patriots have seven.
Without a doubt Tom Brady is one of the best to ever play the position, while people still go back and forth on whether or not to put Eli in that elite category.
This championship would validate both of them. For Brady it would give him his fourth ring that only Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw have.
For Manning it would solidify his legacy as it would be his second Super Bowl victory. Manning can back up his comments from the preseason when he called himself an elite quarterback.
Both of these teams have players who were not expected to perform at the levels that they did this season.
Patriots receiver, Wes Welker, went undrafted and has become the player who revolutionized the slot position.
Rob Gronkowski, a second-round draft pick in the 2010 draft, led all tight ends with 20 touchdowns this year. Hernandez, a fourth round pick in that same draft, has been just as big for this offense. For the Giants there is Victor Cruz. Cruz went undrafted out of UMass and is now a dynamic receiver for the New York Giants.
This rematch will not disappoint. It seems cliché but these two teams were destined to play in this game. Just look at the two conference championship games. The Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens on a botched 32-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff. Then a few hours later the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers in overtime due to a fumble by kick returner Kyle Williams.
After all the excitement of this NFL season, there is one more thrilling game to watch.
Make your Super Bowl plans now!