An undercurrent of revenge

Pats insist they aren't looking for payback, but does anyone believe that?

Originally Published: February 4, 2012
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The jarring, jostling media arrived here, 5,156 strong, a record for the Super Bowl. They approached their task with the zeal and determination of forensic detectives, archaeologists sifting the rubble for … the elusive R-word.

Vainly, as it turned out.

Four years ago, the New York Giants stole the soul of the New England Patriots. The Giants won Super Bowl XLII 17-14, an extraordinary upset in the Arizona desert that prevented an unprecedented 19-0 season. The ...

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