|Super Bowl Capsule|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 30 January 2008 11:49|
Associated Press Writer
The matchup for the Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots (time EST):
Sunday, Feb. 3
NEW YORK GIANTS (10-6, 3-0) At NEW ENGLAND (16-0, 2-0)
6:17 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 13 1/2.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Giants 13-6; Patriots 10-8.
SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead series 5-3.
PLAYOFF RECORD - Giants 19-23; Patriots 21-12.
LAST MEETING - Patriots 38, Giants 35, Dec. 29, 2007 at New York.
LAST WEEK - Giants beat Packers 23-20 in OT for NFC championship; Patriots beat Chargers 21-12 for AFC championship.
GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (4), PASS (21)
GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (8), PASS (11)
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (13), PASS (1)
PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (10), PASS (6)
six passes for 100 yards and two TDs in Week 17 matchup. ... RB Laurence Maroney (185 carries, 835 yards) has scored in five straight games, with two TDs rushing in last meeting. Maroney is averaging 110 yards rushing and 5.1 yards per carry over past five games. ... RB Kevin Faulk has 21 receptions over past three outings, with eight in last meeting. ... New York (53) and New England (47) finished first and second in NFL in sacks. ... WR-PR Wes Welker (112 receptions, 1,175 yards) has 16 catches and two TDs in postseason. Welker caught 11 passes for 122 yards last meeting and w Was one of five players in regular season to average at least 10 yards a punt return. ... S Rodney Harrison has INT in four of last five postseason games. ... LB Junior Seau has 16 tackles and sack in playoffs. ... Patriots have scored at least 20 points in 24 straight games.