FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick hasn't spent much time this week talking about the Patriots' Super Bowl 42 loss to the New York Giants, leading up to their Super Bowl 46 rematch next Sunday in Indianapolis.
But that doesn't mean he's completely blocked it from his memory.
While praising Giants quarterback Eli Manning on Thursday, Belichick acknowledged his ability to keep plays alive under heavy pressure, which was one of the qualities Manning used in his game-winning Super Bowl drive a few years back.
"He's doing a great job. He's an outstanding quarterback," said Belichick. "He can hurt you with his legs, not that he's looking to run for 100 yards or anything, but converting on third down, scrambling out of the pocket, keeping plays alive. We've seen that before.
"He's got a lot of skill and he uses all his weapons, spreads the ball around, and makes you defend everybody. And he wins. I mean, that's really what a quarterback's job is, to manage the game so that his team can win. That's what he's done."
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It's the Femi show in New England these days.
The New England Revolution played out 2-1 winners against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium thanks to a late goal by rookie substitute Femi Hollinger-Janzen. The goal was his second in the Revs' past three games.
With the match knotted at one in the 80th minute, Femi, who entered the game four minutes earlier, received a toe poke pass from Lee Nguyen about 20 yards from goal. The rookie nearly fell over when taking his first touch, but regained his balance before blasting a low strike through traffic inside Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei's left post.
Seattle, missing Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez to international duty, jumped out to an early lead in the seventh minute thanks to homegrown product Aaron Kovar. Kovar, starting for the third time in the past four games, netted his first professional goal when he corralled a poor punch from Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth at the top of the box, crossed up a defender as he brought the ball down to his right foot, and slotted home inside the left post.
The Revolution equalized in the 24th minute thanks to a Lee Nguyen penalty.