After the Baltimore Ravens’ loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, safety Bernard Pollard is hoping for the New York Giants to deliver a big blow to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
“I really hope the Giants – I just hope they just put a thrashing on the Patriots. I really do,” Pollard told a Houston radio station, via ESPN.com.
While I’d love to see that happen, and I respect Pollard for not giving a vanilla answer, this probably won’t happen. The Patriots haven’t been “thrashed” all season long. In fact, all three of New England’s losses have been by a total of 15 points.
It would be challenging for any team to blowout New England because the Patriots’ mindset is to outscore you. The Giants, who boasted the league’s fourth-worst pass defense in the regular season, could have trouble slowing down New England’s aerial assault if their vaunted front-four can’t get to quarterback Tom Brady.