Giants defensive end Justin Tuck says replicating the pressure New York put on Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLII — and the Giants’ Week 9 win over the Patriots this season — will be the key to winning the rematch. But the veteran knows it will take a different kind of effort this time around.
“It’s all about stopping the head dog,” Tuck said Tuesday. “On offense, the head dog is the quarterback. For most teams, if you get a lot of pressure on the quarterback … they don’t have as much success. It starts with us.
“Every time you play Tom, you’ve got to go back to the drawing board,” Tuck said. “He’s the type of quarterback, by the first quarter, he probably has a good sense of what a team wants to do to him, what a team wants to do to his offense.
“… It’s going to be a chess match.”