Best Defensive Super Bowl Performers

DE Justin Tuck, New York Giants
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DE Justin Tuck, New York Giants

Super Bowl XLII

The Giants engineered the Upset of the Century thanks to a dominating performance on the line of scrimmage -- and no single player created more trouble for Tom Brady than Tuck, whose two first-half sacks set the tone for the black-and-blue contest. The third-year defensive end added six tackles and the forced fumble which prevented New England from attempting a field goal at the end of the first half.

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