Win by Giants deemed "worst-case scenario"
In the days leading up to Super Bowl XLII, almost every "expert" who weighed in on the game picked the New England Patriots to roll over the New York Giants.
Even most professional handicappers and wiseguys were siding with the Patriots as 12-point favorites. They were 18-0, and how could they lose to a Giants team that lost six regular-season games?
No way Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin could beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, right?
The "experts" got it wrong, the amateurs got it right, and the sports books got hammered as the underdog Giants won 17-14.
Las Vegas Review-Journal