New York Giants: Names You Should Know [PHOTOS]

Eli Manning, quarterback
Eli Manning, quarterback
You may know Eli Manning by now, but if you think he's a far inferior quarterback to Tom Brady you're mistaken. Peyton's little brother has emerged as an elite QB in the NFL this season and is playing out of his mind in the playoffs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Ahmad Bradshaw, runningback
Ahmad Bradshaw, runningback
Bill Belichick would have loved to snag this kid in the 7th round of the draft like the Giants did. Bradshaw is a fast, tough runner who could present problems for the Pats on Sunday. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Brandon Jacobs, runningback
Brandon Jacobs, runningback
Jacobs is a nice compliment to Bradshaw as a runningback. He's a big bruiser who you will see in short-yardage and goal line plays, where he gashed the Patriots last time they played.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Chris Snee, offensive guard
Chris Snee, offensive guard
He may play the least glamorous position in football, but Boston College grad Chris Snee is one of the Giants' most important offensive players. He will need to lead the Giants' offensive line in protecting Eli Manning and stopping the Pats' Vince Wilfork, who is coming off a dominant game. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Hakeem Nicks, wide receiver
Hakeem Nicks, wide receiver
The Giants have a scary group of wide receivers, and Hakeem Nicks leads their nightmare attack. He is big and fast and can make big plays down the field, and we can expect Eli Manning to take at least a few shots at him in the end zone during the game. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Victor Cruz, wide receiver
Victor Cruz, wide receiver
Victor Cruz is a UMass grad and undrafted free agent receiver for the Giants. He came out of nowhere this season to post huge numbers at the slot receiver position. He's their Wes Welker...He'll need to be contained for the Patriots defense to have a chance. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Mario Manningham, wide receiver
Mario Manningham, wide receiver
Mario Manningham has already made headlines talking trash about the Patriots defense and how they'll try to exploit them in the game. It will be extra tough for Pats fans to take if he lives up to the smack talk. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Jake Ballard, tight end
Jake Ballard, tight end
The Giants' wide receivers get most of the credit, but tight end Jake Ballard has had a solid season himself. He scored the game-winning touchdown for the Giants earlier this season in week 9 when the G-Men beat the Patriots at Gillette Stadium in stunning fashion. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive lineman
Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive lineman
Former first-round pick Jason Pierre-Paul emerged this season as a premier pass-rushing defensive end, and will be trying to get to Tom Brady all night in the Super Bowl. Can he be contained? (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Justin Tuck, defensive lineman
Justin Tuck, defensive lineman
One of the defensive heroes for the Giants in the last Super Bowl, Justin Tuck is better and more experienced now than he was back then. He will present another matchup problem as the Pats try to stop the Giants pass rush. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Osi Umenyiora, defensive lineman
Osi Umenyiora, defensive lineman
Not to be forgotten on the Giants defensive line is Osi Umenyiora (pronounced YOU-min-YOUR-ah), who provides a third pass-rushing threat to Tom Brady. The Patriots offensive line needs to block him as well in order to keep Brady protected. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Mathias Kiwanuka, linebacker
Mathias Kiwanuka, linebacker
Adding to the Giants' pass-rushing threat is B.C. grad Kiwanuka, who will try to get pressure on Tom Brady most of the time. The Patriots will hope to catch him back in coverage so they can exploit him in the passing game. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Antrel Rolle, safety
Antrel Rolle, safety
Arguably the Giants' most brash talker so far leading up to the game, Rolle is expressing strong confidence in his team, proclaiming most recently "We won't be denied." The fact is, though, that he's over-matched against the Pats' tight ends, so expect a lot of Aaron Hernandez on him Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Tom Coughlin, head coach
Tom Coughlin, head coach
Coughlin is something of an unsung hero in coaching, because the New York media always questions his job security in the middle of the season whenever the Giants struggle. But truth be told he's a good coach in the Belichick mold, who has his guys playing at their best at the most important time. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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