The Patriots had done the impossible, they had gone 16-0 in the regular season and won their first two playoff games. The only thing between them and the perfect season were the underdog, "happy to be there" Giants.
This was unlike all of the other horrible days that Boston has been through, because, this time, the Patriots were supposed to win. They had everything. They were supposed to wipe the floor with the Giants.
Instead, the Giants hung in during the first three quarters, and completely dismantled the Pats offense. The Giants even took the lead (10-7) with 11 minutes left. However, the Patriots looked as though they had avoided the upset when Moss caught a Brady pass for a touchdown—with only 2:42 left on the clock.
But, the Giants marched down the field, with Eli Manning playing so well that I personally wanted a DNA test to prove that it wasn't Peyton. After the Eli scramble, and the Tyree helmet catch, I knew it was not going the end well, and sure enough, Burress caught the game-winning touchdown with 35 seconds left.