Four many years afterwards, Eli Manning and the Giants did it once more. They defeat Tom Brady. Overcame Bill Belichick. Came out of nowhere to access an unlikely Tremendous Bowl and rallied in the closing minutes to upset the Patriots.
This time, they didn’t need to have a miraculous helmet catch by David Tyree. This time, Manning merely carved up Belichick’s defense with a championship on the line, driving the Giants 88 yards in nine plays in excess of 2:49 to finish the fourth quarter comeback and 21-17 victory.
“I never know if I could have prepared a far better script than this a person,’’ defensive close Justin Tuck mentioned next the basic Tremendous Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 6, 2012.
The two quarterbacks had been fantastic. Manning set a Super Bowl file by setting up the match with nine straight completions. Brady linked on 16 in a row through the 2nd and third quarters, breaking Joe Montana’s Super Bowl mark of 13. Manning completed the evening 30-of-40 for 296 yards and one landing even though Brady was 27-of-41 for 276 yards, two touchdowns and just one decide on. Manning, while, was the architect of the profitable generate. He hit on the game’s crucial participate in, a 38-lawn strike to Mario Manningham down the remaining sideline. Ahmad Bradshaw would go in from 6 yards out with 57 seconds remaining, as Belichick allow the Giants score, hoping for a single final shot for Brady.
“This is 2 times now we have been on the greatest stage and gone down the area and scored a landing when required,’’ guard Chris Snee reported. “It all begins with Eli. He’s great in the huddle, tremendous in that predicament, he just did a phenomenal job.’’
The past title could have resonated extra given that the Giants were these types of massive underdogs and the Patriots had been undefeated, but this a single experienced just as prolonged odds. The Giants were being 7-7 at a single level, not likely to even achieve the postseason. It turned with a 29-14 gain in excess of the rival Jets, the spotlight Victor Cruz’s 99-lawn landing catch. It was the get started of a six-sport profitable streak that observed them manhandle the Falcons and Packers to start the postseason and edge the 49ers in a common NFC Championship Video game in overtime.
“This is just as thrilling [as four years ago], most likely additional so, mainly because of the sort of calendar year we had,’’ coach Tom Coughlin stated. “What a wonderful experience it was to see this workforce come with each other like it did.’’
The Giants ended up down at halftime, 10-9, and behind by eight late in the third quarter. But they reeled off the game’s last 12 details, Manning and their fierce pass rush as soon as once again beating Brady and Belichick and becoming the to start with Super Bowl champion to get outscored all through the standard time. Brady and the Patriots have been held scoreless more than the closing 26:20.
“I’m just pleased for the fellas. I’m joyful for all people in this corporation, Mentor Coughlin, all of my coaches, all of the gamers obtaining a likelihood to gain the Tremendous Bowl,” Manning reported throughout the postgame trophy presentation in which he was named the game’s MVP. “Some of these guys are acquiring the initially just one. I sense good for them. I feel wonderful for every person.”