Super Bowl 42
Feb. 4, 2008
At Glendale, Ariz.-71,101
N.Y. Giants .3..0..0.14-17
New England .0..7..0..7-14
Perfect no more.
The win was the Giants' 11th straight on the road, and the first time the Patriots lost in more than a year. New England (18-1) was one play from winning, but its defense couldn't stop a 12-play, 83-yard drive that featured a spectacular leaping catch by David Tyree, who scored New York's first touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
After an exchange of punts and trailing 10-7, the Patriots took possession on their 20-yard line with 7:54 to play. Tom Brady completed 8 of 11 passes on the drive, which ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Randy Moss with 2:42 to play.
With 1:15 left, Manning faced a third-and-5 at the Giants 44. The Patriots brought pressure, and Manning somehow shook loose from the grasps of Jarvis Green and Richard Seymour. Scrambling to his right, he made a desperate toss deep down the middle.
Tyree, the Giants' fourth receiver, jumped up, and with safety Rodney Harrison on his back, managed to get both hands on the ball. Harrison fought him the whole way, slapping at the ball and momentarily pinning it to Tyree's helmet. That gave Tyree a chance to get a better grip and as he fell backward, he had the presence to hold the ball aloft to show it was his.
Soon after, the Lombardi Trophy was the Giants'
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