the pats have struggled against every good defense they've played this year and they havent played many. the 49ers D is better than the giants but the 49ers would have been a better matchup for the pats because of their poor offense. the giants are way more balanced and eli is gonna have a field day against the pats defense while tom brady will again struggle against a decent defense.
the patriots won by the skin of their teeth on a lucky strip in the end zone and the kicker shanking a chipshot. granted, the giants win because the replacement punt returner doodooed on himself twice. the 49ers D kept eli in check the entire game. they'll be relieved to play the patriots.
UPDATE: i got the giants winning 40-24