Sibling rivalry, revenge, and Tom Coughlin's legacy are all factors in Sunday's game.
In movies, the first film is usually better than any of the sequels. Timing, lack of interest, and depth of character play a role in whether a film can garner the same intensity and excitement as the first, and beyond that, the hype usually does not live up to the marketing and advertising.
The NFL hopes the sequel between the Patriots and the Giants lives up to its billing after four years of waiting and wondering if these two teams would ever meet again with sports' greatest prize on the line.
There are so many storylines and subplots with this return matchup, with the biggest being that the teams are playing in Peyton's Place (Indianapolis).
As Jim Nance would say, this could be "one for the ages," and we the fans want to entertained, not put to sleep.
Unlike a good movie, we don't have to worry about watching this one in the dark. Here's why this rematch will be unlike other Super Bowl rematches.
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