(INDIANAPOLIS) — While there are many questions heading into Super Bowl 46, one thing that is for certain is the confidence of the New York Giants.
Despite beginning the season 7-7, the rolled into the playoffs after narrowly winning their division. Once the playoffs started, the team resembled the 2007 Super Bowl Giants squad that beat the Patriots. Big Blue has made no secret of the fact that they have confidence in themselves as they take on the Patriots once again in the Super Bowl.
“Our confidence has always been there,” Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks said. “We always believe and thought that we were making plays and getting to where we are today.”
The Patriots had the number-two overall offense during the regular season, but that doesn’t seem to bother Giants safety Antrel Rolle.
“We possess a different kind of reads in our secondary that other teams don’t really possess,” Rolle said. “We’re a hands-on defensive back unit and I think once we put our hands on guys its very hard for them to beat us.”
The Giants may also have the psychological advantage over the Patriots; during Week 9 of the regular season, the Giants went to New England and defeated the Patriots 24-20.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN