Based on past production and whom makes up each respective unit, the Giants' trio of Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham seems to hold a decisive advantage. New England had the league's second-worst pass defense during the regular season, and even though the Pats showed marked improvement during their two playoff wins, their defensive plan still heavily relies on contributions from wideout-turned-conerback Julian Edelman.
"I hope he's out there when we play them," Manningham told the Boston Herald. "I don't want to sound like that, but you know what I mean. To our advantage, I hope he's out there."
"It's a different stage," Manningham said. "This ain't regular season. That ain't your real position, so we're going to try to expose you. It's all or nothing now. That ain't your position, this is the Super Bowl and we want you to play that position."