The 2007 New York Giants were considered a team that would be lucky to make the playoffs after being beaten in each of their first two games.
Even in week three they nearly suffered a loss at the hands of the Washington Redskins.
In fact, it was mid-way through that season that most Giants fans were calling for Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin's heads after an embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Vikings, which included Manning throwing four picks.
Coughlin was expected to be axed at the end of the season, and most thought that Eli Manning would soon follow suit.
They finished the season at 10-6 and qualified for the playoffs as a team that nobody expected to get out of the first round.
On wild card weekend the entire Fox Sports crew had them losing to the Buccaneers. It didn't happen.
The following week, the Giants were expected to be blown out by the NFC's top seeded Dallas Cowboys. Once again the entire Fox Sports crew picked the Cowboys. It didn't happen.
Then, they were forced to travel to Lambeau Field in January to face the Packers. Nobody thought they stood a chance against the clearly better, and more cold weather friendly Green Bay Packers.
However, to the surprise of everybody with a beating heart the Giants way outplayed the Packers led by Plaxico Burress' absolute ownage of the NFC's best cover corner at the time- Al Harris.
Despite outplaying Green Bay the Giants found themselves tied with them at the end of the fourth quarter in large part to the fact that Lawrence Tynes missed two chip shots that could have won the game.
In overtime, the Packers won the coin toss. There was no way they could lose. Brett Favre was automatic in these situations.
Well that was until Corey Webster picked off Brett Favre in what put the Giants in position for a 47 yard field goal.
47 yards? At Lambeau Field in January, with a kicker who already failed twice to win you the game on much closer kicks? Good luck with that.
However, Tynes made the longest kick ever recorded by a Lambeau visitor in the playoffs to win the game.
This brought the G-Men to the Super Bowl where they most certainly wouldn't stand a chance against the un-defeated Patriots.
The Pats were unstoppable and hosted arguably the greatest offense in NFL history.
Fast forward to the fourth quarter of that game. New York trails 7-3 on their first drive of the quarter.
They drive 80 yards on seven plays for the touchdown to... David Tyree?
That's right, David Tyree. He went from four catches in the entire 2007 regular season, to a Super Bowl touchdown. Keep that name in mind.
After a New England score put them up 14-10 with 2:42 left in the game, this one seemed all but over.
The Giants needed a miracle drive from Eli Manning. And they got it.
Facing a third-and-five from their own 44-yard line with just 1:15 remaining, Eli Manning faced defensive pressure. It seemed like almost a foregone conclusion that he would be wrapped up for the sack and the Patriots would complete their undefeated season.
Nearly the entire Patriots D-Line got a hand on him, but he somehow managed to escape and roll out of the pocket where he would literally just chuck a ball up in the air- nearly without looking- hoping it would be caught.
And guess who was there? David Tyree.
He jumped for the overthrown ball and pinned it to his helmet, as he came down with it. What better way to cap off a Cinderella story than with a man who caught all of four passes that season being the hero.
After that, it was obvious the Giants would score. They had all the momentum in the world after Tyree's catch and there was no way anybody could stop them.
And they did. The Giants pulled off the upset of the decade as they beat the Patriots.
My favorite part of this story- David Tyree would never catch another pass in his NFL career.
Talk about story book...