Super Bowl 42 (2008): New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
Moment: David Tyree makes incredible 32-yard catch against helmet
After Tom Brady found Randy Moss for a touchdown to take a 14-10 lead, the Giants got the ball back with 2:39 left on the clock.
The Giants almost lost the game on two occasions—one, when they faced a 4th-and-1 (which they converted) and the other when Asante Samuel nearly intercepted Eli Manning.
With 1:15 left on the clock the Giants faced a 3rd-and-5. Manning snapped the ball and was nearly sacked by New England's ferocious three-man rush. Despite nearly being brought down by his jersey, Manning somehow escaped and bombed a deep pass over the middle of the field, which essentially became a jump ball.
It seems like every Super Bowl-winning drive includes a miraculous play that will be embedded in the memories of sports fans for years. This was one of them.
A relatively unknown player named David Tyree gained instant fame when he out-battled Patriots strong safety Rodney Harrison for the ball, making a one-handed grab and clamping the ball to his helmet.
This became arguably the most iconic play in Super Bowl history.
It gave New York a first down at the Patriots' 24-yard line with under a minute to go. A few plays later Eli Manning found Plaxico Burress for the winning touchdown.
The game is widely regarded as the greatest upset in Super Bowl history (and maybe of all time). It was a classic case of David vs. Goliath. And of course, David won.