New York Giants upset the Mighty New England Patriots 17-14. It’s was like a scene out of the Bible except Topsey Turvy with the New York Giants the major underdogs as David,the Patriots as the Giant Goliath and Eli Manning as the five little rocks. The Giants hadn’t won a Super Bowl since 1991. Seventeen must be their lucky number.
According to the Associated Press:
Super Bowl XLII had largely been dictated by the Giants defensive dominanc: throughout the first three quarters of the game. Tom Brady was sacked five times and knocked down several more times as his offensive line was largely unable to handle the Giants’ blitz. The Giants thoroughly outplayed the Patriots in this game and this was where it started.
Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora hounded and hit Brady from start to finish, limiting the NFL’s all-time best offense to just two touchdowns in a stunning 17-14 victory that will go down as one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.
The 14 points were a season low for New England that was looking for a place in history.
The Giants didn’t lose because Eli Manning led a game-winning 12-play, 83-yard drive that he capped with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Burress, of course.
The New York Giants took the whole kitten caboodle and stole the heart of the angel too. The Giants took home the Lombardy Trophy and Eli Manning was awarded the Pete Rozelle Trophy for being named, and also received the keys to a 2009 Cadillac Escalade hybrid car.