SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY: Both Super Bowl Teams Are Peaking At The Right Time

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The New England Patriots are favoured by three points in Super Bowl 46, but it seems as though all of the so-called experts are picking the New York Giants.

One way to get a sense of which team has played better football this season, and which team has been better leading up to the Super Bowl, we can look at point differentials. That is, what is the difference between the points these teams are scoring and how many points their defenses are giving up.

Below is a week-by-week look at the cumulative point differentials for both Super Bowl contestants. Clearly, the Patriots have been the better team this season (the Giants were actually outscored during the regular season). But since week 15, both teams have been nearly identical…

Super Bowl 46

All data via Pro-Football-Reference.com

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