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Giants vs. Patriots II Worth 4-Year Wait

By BARRY WILNER
AP Pro Football Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Here we go again.

Four years after what many consider the best finish in Super Bowl history, the Giants and Patriots are facing off once more for the NFL championship. Although there are no perfect records on the line, this matchup could be just as enticing.

It certainly looks more even heading into Sunday’s big game. In 2008, with New England undefeated and having beaten New York in the regular-season finale, the Patriots were 12-point favorites. The spread now is 3, and the Giants beat the Patriots during the season.

Both teams are on quite a roll, too. The Patriots (15-3) have won 10 straight — of course they had won 18 in a row in `08 — and the Giants (12-7) have five consecutive victories.

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