Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/6/11
Sitting atop their respective divisions, the New England Patriots take on an NFC East foe in the New York Giants. The term “foe” is used lightly as the Giants and Patriots rarely face off against one another as this is the first time the two teams will meet up since that faithful day in 2008. ESPN and other media outlets try their hardest to make the Patriots and Jets rivalry as big and as fanatic as Red Sox versus Yankees, but no amount of Belichick versus who ever the Jets have as coach drama will make that so. Giants versus Patriots has more cache as the Giants are the prodigal sons of New York whereas the Jets play second fiddle. Not to mention the Giants have had more success as an overall franchise and their coaches are usually well spoken, mild-mannered, thin guys instead of boisterous, foot fetished, fat slobs. That’s not fair. Fetished isn’t a word. In any event, the lack of fake TV pre-game drama for this match-up is a little disheartening as both teams are leading their respected divisions, albeit in the case of the Patriots, they’re sharing the lead with another team from New York not named the Jets, the [...]
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