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.â†µ
"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."â†µ
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.â†µ
The Giants were underdogs in the Super Bowl the last time they faced the Patriots, who had entered that game 18-0.â†µ
"We expect a huge challenge," said Giants wide receiver Victory Cruz. "We'll see how it goes."â†µ
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