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Did the 01 Patriots or 07 Giants seem like a more unlikely SB winner headed into the playoffs?

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14 hours ago, RandyMossIsBoss said:

Yeah, again I wasn't "there," but it wouldn't surprise me if game by game the Pats run felt more unlikely, because I remember the Giants win over Cowboys didn't feel that crazy. Under dog for sure, but they were division foes and had played them close already, had momentum, last time we saw Romo was chokejob. Then with the the GB game, well the Giants were now coming off 2 good wins and playing great football so again it wasn't a shocker. I think if we're just talking between the end of week 17 to the wild card round, it'd have to be Giants, but by the CC it may very well have been the Pats run that was seeming more unlikely.

Interesting that your username is Randy Moss is boss but wasn't following the NFL during Randy Moss Prime 🤔😄

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The rams  had any too much fire power for the Patriots to come close. There was chance of them wonning in my mind.

I couldn't believe it when the giants won either. Seeing Brady get beat was something else. 

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It's very close but I'd give it to New England. The Giants looked like a good but not great team that fought just hard enough to make the playoffs and would surely lose in the first or second round, but they had a widely respected coach and the dignity of six previous league championships to sustain them, so you couldn't count them out entirely. The Patriots had an unproven backup QB, a coach with only one winning season and one playoff win, their big free agent signings (Bryan Cox and Ted Johnson) were inactive, and they had never won a league championship.

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It’s NYG. Forget the seeding (which is valid) - NE was looking to go 19-0 and finish their perfect season. 

NE was a major underdog for all the reasons people have mentioned, but 07 NE was looking more formidable than the GSOT. 

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33 minutes ago, Yin-Yang said:

It’s NYG. Forget the seeding (which is valid) - NE was looking to go 19-0 and finish their perfect season. 

NE was a major underdog for all the reasons people have mentioned, but 07 NE was looking more formidable than the GSOT. 

not to mention NYG lost to NE to become the 16 in 16-0

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Giants were going up against the greatest team in the history of the NFL after squeaking into the playoffs as a 6th seed.

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On 7/8/2019 at 9:41 PM, Daniel said:

Am I the only one that thinks it was the Giants?

I agree with you.

 

The Patriots were murdering everyone. Thought the Giants gave it their best shot in week 17, but looked clearly inferior despite putting up a decent fight. Figured they'd get smoked in the playoffs before the Super Bowl. Then they made it to the Super Bowl and I thought, "man, these dudes are gonna get murdered."

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6 hours ago, BleedTheClock said:

I agree with you.

 

The Patriots were murdering everyone. Thought the Giants gave it their best shot in week 17, but looked clearly inferior despite putting up a decent fight. Figured they'd get smoked in the playoffs before the Super Bowl. Then they made it to the Super Bowl and I thought, "man, these dudes are gonna get murdered."

The one thing the Giants had going for them was that the Patriots were slowing down towards the end of the season. They would have had no chance had the Patriots sustained their pace from the first 10 games when they were beating opponents by more than 25 points on average and averaging 41 points per game.

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