Superbowl: New York Giants v New England Patrioits 23:30
The moment every single American Football fan has been waiting for is upon us this weekend as the New England Patriots and the New York Giants go head to head in the 46th Super Bowl as Paddy Power make the Patriots favourites to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
It should be a truly memorable occasion watched the world over, as this spectacular event takes its place as one of the highlights of the sporting calendar.
The match itself is of course the most significant aspect of the day, but everything that goes with Super Bowl Sunday is special and the two teams will be under massive pressure to deliver the goods.
As for the two teams and how they line-up, it is very much expected to be a battle between the excellent Patriots’ offense and the talented defensive line of the Giants. Whichever team performs best in their strongest suit could win the game.
The performances of individual players will be crucial too of course and this includes Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady. He has been the subject of suggestions that he can be rattled by the Giants, but speaking ahead of Sunday’s match, he isn’t fazed by these mind games.
The 34-year-old said: “You hear that every week from teams that you play. They always want to hit the quarterback. It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl if they weren’t talking about coming to knock me down and probably knock me out. That’s what I expect.”
This is a repeat of the 2008 Super Bowl of course when New York recorded a famous victory. The Patriots were favourites to win – as they are this year – but the Giants were excellent on the day and recorded a 17-14 victory.
In 2012, New England are once again the favourites, but 2008 showed that anything can happen. Overall, it should be a fantastic contest and worth staying up for on Sunday evening.