And while Eli Manning earned Super Bowl MVP honors for the Giants, the team's superb pass rushers (Osi Uymenyora, Mike Strahan and Justin Tuck) were probably the key to the victory.
This trio was fantastic and dominated the Patriots offensive line - absolutely dominated.
The only way you are going to deal effectively with a superstar QB like Tom Brady, and the Jets face him twice a year, is constant pressure.
Right now, the Jets don't have anybody in the class of Osi, Mike and Justin. In fact, when you throw in Giants DE/LB Mathias Kiwanuka (who was on injured reserve), the Giants top four pass rushers are better than anybody the Jets have.
Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum clearly needs to go out this off-season and get a couple of dynamic pass rushers if his team is going to become an elite unit.
The other key element to getting to the Super Bowl is having a top shelf quarterback.
The Jets might have that in Chad Pennington.
Bill Walsh believed the key to building a Super Bowl team is having strength on the defensive front and at quarterback. Jimmy Johnson believed the same thing.
The Giants have that.
The Jets have work to do in both departments, especially when it comes to bringing in the requisite pass rushers.