Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 1/26/12
Josh Alper is a writer living in New York City. You can follow him on Twitter and he is also a contributor to Pro Football Talk. The two buzzwords for Super Bowl XLVI are Rematch and Revenge. Because the Patriots and Giants locked horns in a memorable Super Bowl just four years ago, people are going for the easiest possible way to frame this year's matchup between the two teams. The Patriots are looking to avenge the thwarting of their perfect season in Glendale at the hands of a Giants team that few people gave a chance of winning the game. It was a great game, the upset went down and now everyone is looking at that game as a precursor to this game.  It's a tasty storyline because people really love  Revenge, be it in the form of over-the-top soap opera or a battle for the Lombardi Trophy, but it isn't a particularly accurate one. The NFL changes so quickly that two teams could play in two straight Super Bowls and wind up looking completely different -- unless they are the Bills and Cowboys,
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