Bill Belichick will not be looking for revenge when his New England Patriots face the New York Giants in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
American Football Conference champions The Patriots are ready to take on National Football Conference winners the Giants in the NFL’s season-ending showpiece in Indianapolis.
The match is a repeat of 2007’s Super Bowl XLII, when the Giants defeated the Patriots 17-14.
Belichick will be keen to make amends for what was his only Super Bowl defeat in four outings as a head coach, but he does not consider this weekend’s decider as a revenge mission.
“I see this game as this game,” he said.
“And, again, there aren’t that many people that played in the last game four years ago.”
“This team is this team. Our team is different from what it was in mid-season. It’s different from what it was in December.”
“I think the Giants are a different team from when we played them in November. And they’re a different team from early December.”
“So I think this game and the elements of it are what we have in front of us – not what happened two months ago, not what happened two years ago, four years ago, or whatever it was.”