New York Giants Epic Moments

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Feb. 3, 2008
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Feb. 3, 2008

Down 14-10 to the heavily favored (18-0) Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, the Giants stared down third-and-5 from their own 44-yard line with 1:15 remaining in the game. In what has become arguably the greatest, or at least the unlikeliest, play in Super Bowl history, Eli Manning improbably escaped three would-be tacklers to get off a pass, and David Tyree secured it with one hand against his helmet. Manning hit Plaxico Burress in the end zone four plays later and New York defeated the perfect Pats 17-10.


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