The New York Football Giants will square off this Sunday with the New England Patriots, in a rematch of Superbowl XLII. The biggest difference this time around is the fact that the Patriots defense is not nearly as potent as they were a few short seasons ago. There is no more Teddy Bruschi, he retired. There is no more Junior Seau, he also retired. There is no more Mike Vrabel, who in the 2007 season leading up to Superbowl XLII, was NFL First Team All-Pro. Mike Vrabel had since moved on to Kansas City, and is also retired. All of these retired linebackers, the fact that the Patriots rely on their offense to win games and no dominant defense should make things easy for Brandon Jacobs to have a big Super Bowl, and more importantly a big time fantasy football day.
Brandon Jacobs is a physical beast, the Juggernaut, standing at 6’4″ and tipping the scales at 264 lbs. Fact is Brandon Jacobs is built more like a dominant defensive end than a typical NFL running back. Brandon Jacobs is more physically imposing than any of the starting linebackers on the New England Patriots Defense. Rob Ninkovich, 6’2″, 255 pounds, smaller than Jacobs. Jerod Mayo, 6’1″ 245 pounds, smaller than Jacobs. Brandon Spikes, 6’2″, 250 pounds, also smaller than Jacobs. Even one of the staring defensive ends for the New England Patriots, Mark Anderson, 6’4″, 255 pounds, is smaller than Jacobs. With Brandon Jacobs down hill running style, who is going to tackle him? Yes, the New England Patriots still have Vince Wilfork, 6’2″, 325 pounds, but he is 30 years old, and he can’t match speed with Brandon Jacobs. Wilfork certainly isn’t going to catch any NFL running back once they have passed the line of scrimmage.
Once Brandon Jacobs gets passed the line of scrimmage, who is going to tackle him in the New England Patriots secondary? Julian Edelman, 5’10″ and 198 pounds, who coach Bill Belichick relied on greatly in the 4th quarter of the AFC championship game, isn’t going to be able to do a thing against a down hill running beast like Jacobs. The bottom line is this; the New England Patriots do not have an answer for a physically imposing animal like Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs will be in the end zone, the only question is when and how many times. For a daily fantasy football league there is nobody better playing this Super Bowl Sunday than the Juggernaut, Brandon Jacobs.