2012 Super Bowl: Patriots 3.5-Point Favorites Over Giants

The New England Patriots have quickly been established as 3.5-point favorites over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, which will be played Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. The Giants defeated San Francisco, 20-17, in overtime, while the Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 23-20.

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"We know they're [the Patriots] a great team," said Giants quarterback Eil Manning. "We played them already this year and they've been playing great football."

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The Giants defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl four seasons ago, 17-14. The Giants defeated New England, 24-20, in Foxborough earlier this season.

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The Giants were underdogs in the Super Bowl the last time they faced the Patriots, who had entered that game 18-0.

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"We expect a huge challenge," said Giants wide receiver Victory Cruz. "We'll see how it goes."

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-- See Big Blue View for more discussion about the Giants, and Pats Pulpit for the New England side of the story.

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