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Giants on the Verge of Fifth Super Bowl Title?

In 2008. The New York Giants pulled off what may have been the biggest upset in NFL history when they beat the then 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII by a score of 17-14, ruining their rivals hopes of a perfect season. Four years later, the Giants were back in the Super Bowl, again against the Patriots, who weren’t perfect this time around. While the Patriots were not perfect when the Giants faced them in Super Bowl XLVI, the game had the same outcome – Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl, this time by a score of 21-17.

Here we are, four years after the Giants won their last Super Bowl. After winning the Super Bowl in four-year intervals, are the Giants likely do it again? Well, it most certainly looks like they can make the run in 2015 with the team that they have. It all begins with the high-powered offense. When Victor Cruz tore his patella tendon in Philadelphia last season, it looked as if the Giants’ season was over. But no one knew rookie WR Odell-Beckham Jr.

After Cruz was lost for the season, Beckham Jr. stepped up his game to help the Giants stay afloat in the NFC East. OBJ, as he known in New York, caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 TDs. While no one knew OBJ until his amazing one-handed touchdown in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys, he was still an amazing receiver before then.

Now, with Cruz coming back healthy and OBJ on the other side of him, and with both receivers catching balls from future Hall of Fame QB Eli Manning, the Giants receiving core will be on that defenses will want to stay up all night watching film on before their game against the Giants.

The Giants also improved their running game (not like they needed any more help) as they signed former New England Patriots and Super Bowl champion RB Shane Vareen in the offseason. Based on his play from Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks, Vareen is not only a RB, but he can be versatile as a WR at any given time. He caught multiple passes and knew what to do with it on the Patriots first drive in the Super Bowl. Vareen is also very good in running to the outside. Expect him to be their second running back, behind Rashad Jennings.

On the defensive side of the ball, there are a lot of players who can and have made noise in the past. Players include CBs Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, DE Jason Pierre Paul, who the Giants signed to a franchise tag this offseason. With these all-star players, as well as others, and the pattern of Super Bowl titles in four-year intervals, look for the Giants to make noise in the 2015 NFL season, and maybe a win in Super Bowl L in 2016.

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Stephen Ur

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