In the greatest moment I've ever known as a Giants fan, and probably the best for any other Giants fan, our team from New York pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.
The Giants made an improbable run to Super Bowl XLII, winning three road playoff games (in a stretch of 10 consecutive including the regular season) that included wins at Dallas and at Green Bay—the two best teams in the NFC.
They met the 18-0 New England Patriots who were on a quest to become the first team to go 19-0 in NFL history. They had the highest-scoring offense in league history and the impressive combination of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, who had won three Super Bowls already.
In what will go down as one of the best defensive performances of all time, the Giants manhandled Brady and held the Patriots to 14 points—just enough to give Eli and the offense a chance to win the game.
The Giants' final drive contained many memorable plays, perhaps none more memorable than when Eli fought his way out of a sure sack to hit David Tyree over the middle. Tyree was able to corral the ball on his helmet, a play that is now known as "The Catch II."
With 39 seconds left, Eli stepped back and hit Plaxico Burress for the game-winning score, an image that is burned in my head forever.