Sunday, February 3, 2008
The Giants just brought NEW YORK BACK!!!!
I'm sooooo not a football person, but I can't help but gloat in the fact that the Giants took home the victory tonight! I feel super happy for the team! Now there's a reason to throw a parade in NY!!!
Quarterback Eli Manning threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left in the game to give the New York Giants an upset 17-14 win over the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl 42 and spoil a potential perfect season by the Patriots.
In a low scoring game, New England had taken a 14-10 lead late in the fourth quarter on a Tom Brady touchdown pass to wide receiver Randy Moss but Manning led the Giants down the field to get the win. Manning made a spectacular play on the drive, spinning out of a potential sack to complete a long pass to wide receiver David Tyree to keep the winning drive alive.
The Giants defense was the story of the game, continually putting pressure on Brady, sacking him five times and forcing him into hurried throws many other times.
The Patriots were trying to complete a perfect season and win their fourth Super Bowl in the last seven years but it was not to be as the 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the only NFL team to go undefeated throughout a season. New England finishes 18-1 on the season.
The Giants win will go down as one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history as New York wins its third Super Bowl in franchise history.
Manning was named the MVP of the game after throwing two touchdown passes and 255 yards.