Stunned: New York Giants Shock the World

Joe WillettSenior Writer IFebruary 3, 2008

17-14 was the score of what will go down as one of the greatest Super Bowls in NFL history.

Eli Manning won the Super Bowl MVP with one of the greatest clutch performances.

He led the Giants on an 83-yard drive that left just 35 seconds on the clock and a three-point deficit for the New England Patriots to stay perfect by somehow pulling off a miracle.

However, no such thing happened.

The Giants even added a sack to their total of five throughout the game when Brady was supposed to be at his peak.

Eli Manning let Peyton know that there is another Manning to be feared in the NFL, going 19/34 for 255 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, his only pick of the post-season.

The standout play was when Manning appeared to be sacked, having at least three Patriots players on him, and somehow escaped to get the pass off for a spectacular catch by David Tyree, who used a hand and his helmet to make the catch while being pulled down by another Patriots player. 

It will definitely be one of the plays that we look at ten years down the road and smile. 

Wes Welker seemed like the only thing that the Patriots had going for them on this night, having 11 catches for 102 yards.

At the end, the Giants were able to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, stunning all of the New England area.

I don't live in New York, but I would assume there were riots in the streets with people going crazy over the amazing game they had just witnessed.

I know I would.


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