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Super Bowl XLVI: Madera pundits predict Giants win

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Madera South head coach Scott Donegan: Geez, I still haven't gotten over the 49ers losing. The Giants have the superior defense and defense wins championships, so I have to go with the Giants in a low-scoring game. I think they can pressure Brady and take him out of his game.

Madera head coach Scott McKinney: I think the Giants will win in a close game, 28- 20. Manning has done a good job managing his team the last few weeks. He’s not as flashy as Brady but certainly proved his toughness in the 49er game. The Giants' running game and defensive line will pose problems for the Patriots and a lot will depend on the health of Gronkowski's injured ankle.

Liberty head coach Mike Nolte: I think the Patriots are going to win. I think with New England looking to change four years ago, they will be more focused than four years ago when they hadn’t tasted defeat. The New York defensive front may give them problems. This time, Belichick and Brady are expecting that a little more and have something up their sleeve. Coming down to it, you look at the offense versus the defense, I see the edge going to New England. 21-17 Patriots.

Madera Tribune Sports Editor Paul Stanford: I think the Giants will win 35-21 based on the resurgent New York rushing attack and the tremendous play the last month by the Giants' defensive line. Manning has gone from a game manager to one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. He has thrown for 14 touchdowns this season in the fourth quarter alone, has led the team to six come-from-behind victories and has a quarterback rating that is off the charts in the fourth quarter. He has plenty of explosive weapons in Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham who should be able to exploit a Patriots defense that ranked 31 out of 32 teams against the pass allowing nearly 300 yard per game...


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