Talk about a super sequel.
Four years after New York stunned previously undefeated New England in the Arizona desert, the Patriots and Giants are going at it again at the Super Bowl – this time in Indianapolis.
Brady and Belichick. Eli and Coughlin. Both teams rolling through the playoffs.
Yep, here we go again.
The Patriots advanced with a 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship. The Giants pulled off an overtime victory in San Francisco 20-17.
New England opens as a 3-point favorite for the Feb. 5 game.
It’s familiar territory for Tom Brady and the Patriots (15-3), who are playing in the Super Bowl for the fifth time in 11 years. New England is in the big game for the seventh time overall, second only to the eight trips by Pittsburgh and Dallas.
But it’s the Patriots’ first appearance since Eli Manning and the Giants (12-7) upset New England’s pursuit of perfection in 2008.