We did it plenty in 2007... Eli Manning just blew up the Death Star, Belichick as the Emperor, etc.
In XLII the Giants were severe underdogs being lead to the slaughter, they had NO CHANCE. Like Luke going to face Vader in Empire Strikes Back. Just being toyed with. They don't belong on the same field.
Now, in XLVI, it's a match of equals. like the rematch in Jedi. Luke absolutely belongs toe-to-toe with Vader. Indeed, you are powerful, as the Emperor has forseen.
Finish him and throw the Emperor down the shaft.