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February 3, 2008. Super Bowl XLII. The greatest Super Bowl ever played. The biggest upset in NFL history.
The Giants were already on an improbable run to Glendale, and they had one more obstacle: The 18-0 New England Patriots.
Nobody gave the Giants a chance in the world to knock off the undefeated Patriots, but the Giants had confidence from their Week 17 regular-season game against New England.
That didn't stop the Giants from taking to the Patriots and Tom Brady the entire game, sacking him five times in the contest.
A Lawrence Tynes 32-yard field goal in the first quarter and a Laurence Maroney one-yard run in the second quarter was all the scoring that happened until the fourth quarter, as it was 7-3 heading into the final period.
In the fourth quarter, Eli Manning threw a five-yard touchdown pass to David Tyree that gave the Giants a 10-7 lead that held up for most of the quarter.
With less than three minutes left in the game, Brady hit Randy Moss on a six-yard touchdown pass and put the Patriots ahead 14-10.
Manning was given the ball with less than three minutes left and over 80 yards to go.
The Giants quarterback engineered one of the greatest drives in Super Bowl history, taking the team down the field.
On 3rd and 5, Manning escaped a sure sack and launched a 32-yard deep pass over the middle to Tyree that he had to jump up for and held onto with his helmet. Many feel it is the greatest catch in Super Bowl history.
With 39 seconds left, Manning threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress in the back of the end zone and put the Giants ahead 17-14.
Brady got the ball back with 35 second left, but turned the ball over on four straight plays, and the Giants went on to complete the greatest upset ever in Super Bowl history by knocking off the Patriots 17-14 to win Super Bowl XLII.
Manning went 19-for-34 for 255 yards and threw two touchdown passes and was named Super Bowl MVP.