Dec 22, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants

Why root for the Giants?

The obvious choice.

This can go one or two ways. You may have friends, family members, co-workers calling you a “bandwagon fan,” or they may actually appreciate your support. This is about you rooting for your stadium roommates, the team you share a city name with, and a team sure to be an underdog in each game of the playoffs.

Is it crazy to think that some White Sox fans were rooting for the Cubs to win the World Series?

Sure, they have been more successful teams over the past five decades, with four “Super Bowl” championships to their credit. The thing to admire about the New York Giants is their historic history and great ownership. John Mara and Steve Tish have filled in quite nicely since the passing of Wellington Mara, whose impact on the game has been everlasting.

Why the Giants will win the Super Bowl

The ultimate “Road Warrior” quarterback in Eli Manning and a defense that has carried the team to a Wildcard berth.

Manning is 7-1 on the road in his career. With two of those wins coming against first round opponent, the Green Bay Packers. On the defensive side of the ball, Landon Collins has broken out this season, to be the best safety in football and a Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Janoris Jenkins and Damon Harrison’s contributions can’t be overlooked as well, as the defense has been the star in this run to the playoffs.

Why the Giants won’t win the Super Bowl

It is no secret that the way to be successful in the colder months of the year is to play strong defense and to have the ability to run the ball. Defense problem solved, but the run game has left a lot to be desired. The Giants rank No. 29 in rushing. The inclusion of Paul Perkins into the running game may be the answer, as he was able to rush for over 100 yards in the Week 17 matchup with the Washington Redskins.

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