Giants, Patriots get a Super Sunday rematch

Inside the matchup:

Inside slant:

» How much will the Giants run the football, so as not to put the entire game on Eli Manning's shoulders? In the November meeting, they ran 29 times for 111 yards. A high number of carries like that helps limit Tom Brady's time on the field.

» After throwing those two picks against the Giants in Week 9, Brady tossed only two more interceptions the rest of the regular season.

» This will be New York's fifth Super Bowl. The Giants are 3-1, having won Super Bowl XXI and XXV under Bill Parcells, and XLII under Tom Coughlin. Coughlin was actually an assistant on Parcells' staff when they won Super Bowl XXV, coaching the wide receivers.

» Bill Belichick was also an assistant on that team, as well as the '86 Giants that won Super Bowl XXI, serving as defensive coordinator. Later, he was Parcells' defensive coordinator on the 1996 Patriots team that lost Super Bowl XXXI to the Packers. This is Belichick's fifth Super Bowl appearance as New England's head coach.

» New England lost its first Super Bowl (XX) to the infamous '85 Bears. The club wore the Pat Patriot jerseys in that game. Any chance they go with the throwbacks this time around?

» Manning set an NFL record on Sunday with his fifth road playoff win.

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