In the aftermath of the conference championship games, the choice of who I liked to win the Super Bowl was an easy one. The Giants had beaten the Patriots in the regular season and were seemingly a team of destiny.
But the more I've thought about it, the more I now favor the Patriots.
The money is going heavily in favor of the Giants for the reasons I first stated, but I think that late money will go to New England.
Tom Brady had a sub-par game against Baltimore - at least by his standards. Great quarterbacks usually bounce back from such efforts.
In addition, I have too much respect for Bill Belichick as a coach to think that he won't come up with a plan to slow the Giants, particularly having already faced them once.
The fact the favored Patriots are being treated as underdogs will also play in Belichick's favor. He'll use that as a motivating factor.
I like the Patriots, who are now favored by 2 1/2, to win, 31-27.