Super Bowl XLVI (Sunday, 6:30 p.m., NBC) will feature one of the most compelling and historically significant matchups in the history of America’s Ultimate Game.
At least since the last time the Patriots and Giants met in Super Bowl XLII.
Pats quarterback Tom Brady will try to join Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the only quarterbacks ever to win four Super Bowls, and Brady can match Montana by capturing his third Super Bowl MVP.
New England’s Bill Belichick (pictured above, right) can tie former Pittsburgh coach Chuck Noll’s four Super Bowl wins.
Eli Manning can become the first New York quarterback to start and win multiple Super Bowls, and Tom Coughlin (left) can match legendary Giants coach Bill Parcells with his second Super Bowl triumph.
Four short years ago, Coughlin, Manning and company foiled Brady and Belichick’s bid for the above mentioned records, and a shot at being the first team ever to go 19-0.
But the past is simply prologue, making it nearly impossible to predict who will come out on top in this year’s showdown.
The Giants did hand the Pats their last loss back in November, 24-20 at Foxboro, before New England ran off 10 wins in a row.
A win on Sunday would give Big Blue three straight victories against arguably the greatest coach-quarterback combination in NFL history.
Enjoy the game Brooklynites.