The Patriots and Giants were locked in a low-scoring, see-saw affair that nobody saw coming. After all, New England was perfect on the season, and the Patriots featured a high-octane offense. They were 12-point favorites.
Despite New York's stout defense, the Giants found themselves down 14-10 with a little more than two minutes to play.
No matter, Eli Manning has a clutch gene, or so a certain debate show host might say.
Manning drove the Giants down the field and threw the game-winning touchdown pass, but it was his underrated role in the "Helmet Catch" that may have been the difference.
The Giants' quarterback took a third down snap and found himself in immediate trouble. He somehow escaped Richard Seymour's grasp and scrambled out of the pocket, finding David Tyree down the field.
Manning continued the march to score the game-winning touchdown, creating a legacy as one of the most clutch performers in Super Bowl history.