Giants Upset Undefeated 2007 Patriots | Super Bowl XLII | NFL Full Game

Giants Upset Undefeated 2007 Patriots | Super Bowl XLII | NFL Full Game


>>FINALLY, FOOTBALL. PATRIOTS WILL KICK IT AWAY. GOSTKOWSKI WILL GET RID OF IT. DOMENIK HIXON, WHO HAS BEEN A NICE ADDITION TO THIS GIANTS TEAM AND HAS BEEN VERY GOOD RETURNING KICKS DURING THE POSTSEASON, IS WAITING FOR IT. HE HAD THAT 74-YARDER FOR A TOUCHDOWN IN WEEK 17 — FINAL WEEKEND OF THE REGULAR SEASON — AGAINST THE PATRIOTS. STARTING FROM INSIDE THE END ZONE. CROSSES THE 20, AND NOT MUCH MORE. PIERRE WOODS ON THE STOP. 25-YARD RETURN. AND WE NOW KNOW, MR. AIKMAN, WHERE ELI MANNING WILL START HIS DAY. AND WHAT’S IT LIKE? YOU REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN YOU LINED UP IN A HUDDLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A SUPER BOWL — AS THESE GUYS CONGREGATE, READY FOR THEIR FIRST PLAY.>>WELL, I KNOW, FOR ME, JOE, IT WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL DAY. YOU GET OUT THERE ON THE FIELD, AND YOU’RE NOT REALLY SURE HOW YOUR BODY’S GOING TO REACT. I KNOW FOR ME, PERSONALLY, I WAS HYPERVENTILATING IN THE HUDDLE. I WAS HAVING A HARD TIME CALLING THE PLAYS. ELI — I DON’T KNOW WE’RE GONNA GET A GOOD READ FROM HIM, JUST BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF HIS MAKEUP.>>GIANTS START WITH A HAND-OFF TO BRANDON JACOBS. FIRST WAS MET BY VRABEL. HE GETS OUT TO THE 25 AND JUST BEYOND. PICKED UP 3. WE LOOK AT THAT DEFENSE FOR NEW ENGLAND. IT ENDED THE YEAR FOURTH BEST IN THE NFL. THEY PLAY A 3-4. THEIR LINEBACKERS, TROY, ARE NOT YOUNG. AND AS VRABEL SAYS, “WHEN WE PLAY AWFUL, WE’RE OLD. WHEN WE PLAY WELL, WE’RE EXPERIENCED.”>>AND MOST OF THE TIME THEY’RE EXPERIENCED, BECAUSE THEY TYPICALLY PLAY WELL. THEY ARE THE PLAYMAKERS FOR THIS 3-4 SCHEME.>>SECOND AND 7. DELAYED HAND-OFF TO JACOBS. PICKED UP A YARD. THAT IS IT. BRANDON JACOBS HAD A 1,000-YARD SEASON. HE WAS INACTIVE FOR FIVE GAMES AND BASICALLY DIDN’T PLAY IN SIX. SO HE HAD A 1,000-YARD YEAR IN JUST OVER 10 GAMES. AND THERE’S BILL BELICHICK, WHO TRIES TO TIE CHUCK NOLL WITH HIS FOURTH SUPER BOWL WIN HERE TONIGHT. THIRD AND 6. LOW SNAP. MANNING FIRES TO BURRESS. FIRST DOWN.>>NICE WAY TO START FOR ELI MANNING, COMPLETING HIS FIRST PASS TO CONVERT A THIRD DOWN. HE’S THERE IN THE SLOT TO THE THREE-WIDE-RECEIVER SIDE. RANDALL GAY JUST SITS ON THE ROUTE. EASY JOB FOR PLAXICO BURRESS JUST GETTING INSIDE. THAT’S JUST PITCH AND CATCH. NOT CONTESTED WHATSOEVER.>>BALL AT THE GIANT 42. PLAY-ACTION FROM MANNING. HEDGECOCK, THE FULLBACK, STILL FIGHTING OUT ACROSS THE 45. TROY, THEY HAVE PICKED APART THE PERFORMANCE — HECK,WEHAVE — THE PERSONALITY, THE LEADERSHIP ABILITY, THE BODY LANGUAGE OF ELI MANNING. AND YET HERE HE IS — HAS NOT TURNED THE BALL OVER THIS POSTSEASON. TURNED IT OVER A LEAGUE-HIGH 27 TIMES DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. AND IF THERE HAS BEEN THAT IMAGINARY CORNER, HE SEEMS TO HAVE TURNED IT.>>YOU LOOK AT HOW HE PLAYED DURING THE PLAYOFFS — IF HE HAD TURNED THE BALL OVER IN ANY ONE OF THOSE GAMES, HE’S PROBABLY NOT HERE TODAY PLAYING IN THE SUPER BOWL.>>SECOND AND 7. PLAY CLOCK AT THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN. DOWN TO :01. JACOBS OFF THE RIGHT SIDE. PICKS UP A YARD. ANOTHER THIRD DOWN COMING UP FOR ELI.>>AND I THINK RIGHT NOW THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT THE NEW YORK GIANTS WANT TO BE ABLE TO RUN THE FOOTBALL. SO MUCH OF WHAT THEY DO WITHIN THE PASSING GAME IS BUILT OFF THEIR ABILITY TO RUN THE BALL. PLAY-ACTION. YOU THINK BACK TO THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET, THEY WERE ABLE TO RUN THE BALL, BUT MOST OF IT CAME IN THE SECOND HALF. IN FACT, BRANDON JACOBS IN THAT GAME HAD 7 CARRIES IN THE FIRST HALF FOR ONLY 7 YARDS. AND SO, TYPICALLY, IN A GAME LIKE THIS, THE RUNNING IS VERY TOUGH SLEDDING. AS YOU STAY COMMITTED TO IT, THINGS WILL START TO OPEN UP MORE AS THE GAME PROGRESSES.>>THIRD AND 6. MANNING WITH TIME. COMPLETES TO SMITH. FIRST DOWN, NEW YORK. AND ELI MANNING HAS CONVERTED TWO THIRD DOWNS. HE’S 2 FOR 2.>>THEY DO A GOOD JOB UP FRONT. THEY’RE GONNA BRING PRESSURE TO ELI MANNING’S FRONT SIDE, BUT THEY BLOCKED IT UP, AND THAT’S WHY ELI MANNING WAS COMFORTABLE IN THE POCKET, CONFIDENT. A GOOD ROUTE — AGAIN AGAINST RANDALL GAY. STEVE SMITH, THE ROOKIE, WHO MISSED 11 GAMES THIS SEASON –>>HERE’S THE INJURY. BOTH RANDALL GAY AND RODNEY HARRISON WERE BANGED UP. BOTH GOT UP AND WALKED OFF THE FIELD. FIRST DOWN FOR THE GIANTS. JACOBS. MORE ROOM TO RUN. AND HE LOWERED HIS SHOULDER AS HE CROSSED THE 40. HE JUST BLEW RIGHT THROUGH BRANDON MERIWEATHER AND LOWERED THAT RIGHT ARM AS HE PICKED UP 7.>>THEY DO A GOOD JOB UP FRONT OF HOLDING GROUND WITH VINCE WILFORK IN THE MIDDLE. HE’S THE BIG GUY THAT THEY’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP FROM BEING A FACTOR WITHIN THE RUN GAME. BRANDON JACOBS FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS — AND YOU VIRTUALLY SEE IT EVERY SINGLE TIME HE RUNS THE FOOTBALL. GOING RIGHT THROUGH MERIWEATHER. HE’S BIGGER THAN VIRTUALLY EVERY PLAYER ON THE FIELD EXCEPT VINCE WILFORK.>>RODNEY HARRISON BACK IN THE LINEUP FOR THE PATRIOTS AFTER BEING BANGED UP. HERE’S AHMAD BRADSHAW, WHO DARTS AND DUCKS AND IS VERY CLOSE TO FIRST-DOWN YARDAGE. DEPENDS ON WHERE THEY MARK IT. WE’LL GO DOWN TO PAM OLIVER.>>JOE, I GOT IN A WORD WITH GIANTS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR KEVIN GILBRIDE. HE TOLD ME HOW HE HOPED TO CALL THIS GAME IN THE EARLY GOING. HE SAID IF HE FELT HIS QUARTERBACK HAD A HANDLE ON HIS NERVES, HE WANTED TO TAKE SOME SHOTS EARLY. OTHERWISE, HE’D PLAY IT CONSERVATIVELY UNTIL ELI GOT INTO A GROOVE. BACK TO YOU.>>YEAH, AND YOU LOOK AT THE WAY HE’S CALLING THE GAME RIGHT NOW, WITH THE WAY ELI IS THROWING THE FOOTBALL, CONVERTING A COUPLE OF THIRD DOWNS — THAT, FOR A YOUNG QUARTERBACK AGAINST A VETERAN TEAM — THAT GOES A LONG WAY. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT COMING OUT HERE ON YOUR FIRST POSSESSION IN A SUPER BOWL, AND TO BE ABLE TO GET IN THIS KIND OF RHYTHM — I GOT TO IMAGINE ELI MANNING IS FEELING PRETTY CONFIDENT RIGHT NOW.>>THIRD DOWN AND INCHES. DELAYED HAND-OFF TO BRADSHAW. FIRST DOWN. AND HE STILL WON’T GO DOWN. INSIDE THE 30! HOW ‘BOUT THIS ROOKIE?>>YEAH, AHMAD BRADSHAW DID NOT PLAY IN THAT LAST GAME OF THE SEASON AGAINST THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, SO THIS IS THEIR FIRST TIME TO GET A CHANCE TO SEE WHAT HE’S ALL ABOUT. FOR A LITTLE GUY, YOU CAN SEE THE EXPLOSION THAT HE IS. THAT’S TY WARREN, A DEFENSIVE TACKLE, THAT HE’S MOVING OUT. HE’S GOT UNBELIEVABLE POWER, GREAT QUICKNESS, TREMENDOUS ELUSIVENESS WITHIN THE POCKET. JUST A NICE RUN AND A NICE FIRST DOWN.>>10th PLAY OF THIS DRIVE. FIRST DOWN AT THE NEW ENGLAND 29. MANNING THROWS. BOSS JUGGLED IT AND COULDN’T HANG ON. IT WASN’T GONNA BE MUCH OF A GAIN ANYWAY ON THAT COMPLETION HAD BOSS HAULED IT IN. AND ELI SAYS, “MY FAULT.” SECOND AND 10. A BLITZ FROM HARRISON. JACOBS RUNS AWAY FROM IT. AND BRANDON JACOBS PICKS UP 3. HE ALSO TOLD US MORE THAN ONCE, “DEFENSIVELY, WE HAVE TO BOTHER THESE RECEIVERS GETTING OFF THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, AND WE HAVE TO BOTHER AND DISRUPT ELI MANNING.” WHETHER YOU TALK ABOUT THESE FOUR GAMES OR NOT, THREE OR FOUR GAMES FOR A DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR OR A COACH LIKE BELICHICK — THAT’S NOT ENOUGH. IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO STRIKE FEAR IN A DEFENSE. MANNING NEEDS TO SHOW THEM HE CAN DO IT HERE TONIGHT.>>THE ONE THING HE’S GETTING ALREADY HERE IN THIS FIRST POSSESSION IS PRETTY GOOD PROTECTION.>>THIRD DOWN AND 7. ANOTHER BLITZ. MANNING THROWS AND COMPLETES FOR ANOTHER FIRST DOWN. 3 FOR 3 ON THIRD DOWN.>>WELL, THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TRY TO BRING PRESSURE WITH EUGENE WILSON, A SAFETY. YOU’RE GONNA SEE HIM BACK HERE. AND ELI MANNING IS ABLE TO SLIDE TO HIS RIGHT AND STILL FIND STEVE SMITH FOR THE FIRST DOWN. I TELL YOU, STEVE SMITH — WE SPOKE ABOUT HIM JUST A MOMENT AGO, AND HE JUST HAS A GREAT FEEL FOR KNOWING WHERE THE HOLES ARE WITHIN THESE ZONES. AND ELI MANNING, NO QUESTION — HE HAS GREAT CONFIDENCE IN KNOWING WHERE HE’S GONNA BE.>>WORD ON RANDALL GAY — HE LEFT WITH THE ARM INJURY — HIS RETURN IS QUESTIONABLE. THAT’S A BIG PIECE OF THIS DEFENSE THAT COULD BE MISSING FOR THE PATRIOTS. MANNING THROWS — END ZONE. BURRESS. TIPPED AND INCOMPLETE. ELLIS HOBBS GOT HIS HANDS ON IT.>>YOU GOT PLAXICO BURRESS, WHO’S GONNA GO TO THE POST. YOU SEE ELLIS HOBBS. HE WAS ABLE TO BEAT ELLIS HOBBS THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS PLAYED. DOUBLE COVERAGE. EUGENE WILSON UNDERNEATH. THE ONLY PLACE THAT ELI HAD A CHANCE TO EVEN FIT THAT ONE IN WAS UP HIGH WHERE ONLY PLAXICO COULD GET TO IT. FORTUNATE THAT THAT BALL WASN’T INTERCEPTED.>>ALREADY THE GIANTS HAVE DONE WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO WITH THIS FIRST POSSESSION. THEY’VE HAD IT FOR JUST UNDER 8 1/2 MINUTES. 14th PLAY OF THIS DRIVE. TRYING TO KEEP THE BALL AWAY FROM BRADY. JACOBS TO THE EDGE. CAN’T GET THERE. HOBBS WAS THERE. HE HAD HELP FROM ADALIUS THOMAS.>>YOU THINK BACK TO THAT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR NEW ENGLAND WHEN THEY PLAYED THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS. FOR MUCH OF THE YEAR, THEY HAD STRUGGLED IN STOPPING TEAMS ONCE THEY GOT DOWN INSIDE THE RED ZONE. HOWEVER, VERY FEW TEAMS GOT INSIDE THE RED ZONE AGAINST THEM. BUT IN THAT CHARGERS GAME TWO WEEKS AGO, THAT’S REALLY THE REASON WHY THEY WERE ABLE TO WIN THAT BALLGAME — THEY KEPT THEM OUT OF THE END ZONE. I KNOW THAT GOING BACK TO THE LAST GAME BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS, THE REASON THAT THE GIANTS WERE ABLE TO BUILD THE LEAD THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE TOUCHDOWNS DOWN HERE.>>HOBBS AND OTHERS ON THAT DEFENSE BREATHING HARD. THIRD AND 10. MANNING WITH TIME. COMPLETES TO SMITH BUT SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN. SO AGAIN, TROY, THIS NEW ENGLAND DEFENSE LETS AN OPPONENT INTO THE RED ZONE, AND THEN THEY SHUT IT DOWN. AND A FIELD-GOAL TRY IS COMING FROM LAWRENCE TYNES.>>YEAH, THAT’S A GOOD JOB FOR NEW ENGLAND DEFENSIVELY. I’M SURE THAT BILL BELICHICK IS NOT GONNA BE HAPPY ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE GIANTS WERE ABLE TO CONVERT THOSE THIRD DOWNS AND MOVE THE FOOTBALL. BUT WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID AND DONE, TO HOLD THEM TO 3 POINTS, THAT WAS A WIN FOR THEM.>>TYNES, WHO HIT THE OVERTIME WINNER IN THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN THAT UNBELIEVABLY COLD NIGHT IN GREEN BAY, WILL TRY FROM 32. GOOD SNAP. GOOD HOLD AND A GOOD KICK. A LONG DRIVE PUT TOGETHER BY TOM COUGHLIN’S OFFENSE. KEVIN GILBRIDE IS THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, ON THE LEFT. HE’S REALLY HAD A HOT HAND DURING THE POSTSEASON. AND ELI MANNING PUT TOGETHER A DRIVE THAT LASTED JUST UNDER 10 MINUTES, WHICH IS A BIG DEAL, TROY, WHEN YOU’RE TAKING ON TOM BRADY AND THIS VERY DIVERSE OFFENSE FOR THE PATRIOTS.>>YOU GOT THAT MANY YOUNG PLAYERS FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS, TO BE ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL THE WAY THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO, I’VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT EVERYBODY WAS ABLE TO SETTLE DOWN QUITE A BIT.>>THIS IS MARONEY, WHO’S BACK RETURNING KICKS NOW DURING THE POSTSEASON, TAKING IT FROM JUST OUTSIDE THE END ZONE AND GETTING TO THE EDGE. TYNES FORCES HIM OUT. BIG RETURN BY MARONEY. 43 YARDS. AND GOOD STARTING FIELD POSITION. WELL, A GOOD START NOW FOR NEW ENGLAND AFTER THE RETURN OF 43 YARDS BY MARONEY. PATRIOTS WILL START AT THEIR OWN 44. AND FOR THIS GIANTS DEFENSE, THEY DON’T WANT TO START TRADING 3s FOR 7s — FIELD GOALS FOR TOUCHDOWNS — AND WE’LL SEE HOW THEY GET ON HERE AGAINST THIS NEW ENGLAND OFFENSE, WHICH WAS THE HIGHEST-SCORING OFFENSE IN THE HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE — 589 POINTS. 50 TOUCHDOWN PASSES FROM TOM BRADY. THEY FAKE A REVERSE. AND BRADY IN TROUBLE. THROWS LOW FOR MARONEY. GOOD PRESSURE ON TOM BRADY, WHO JUST, TROY, GOT THAT BALL AWAY.>>YEAH, ANYTIME YOU START A GAME WITH A PLAY LIKE THAT, YOU’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME TIME. THEY’RE ANTICIPATING THAT THE GIANTS ARE GONNA OVERPLAY THE RUN THERE — THE MISDIRECTION. BUT YOU GOT BARRY COFIELD, WHO GETS RIGHT UP INSIDE. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS HE’S DONE A GREAT JOB OF ALL SEASON LONG — OF GETTING AN INSIDE PUSH. IT’S GONNA BE IMPORTANT THROUGHOUT THIS GAME SO THAT TOM BRADY DOES NOT HAVE A PLACE TO STEP UP IN THE POCKET.>>SECOND AND 10. HAND-OFF TO MARONEY. AND MARONEY PICKS UP 8 1/2. LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS DEFENSE. YOU CAN’T SAY ENOUGH FOR THE JOB DONE BY STEVE SPAGNUOLO, THE FIRST-YEAR DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR WHO LEARNED AT THE FOOT OF THE MASTER OF THE BLITZ — JIM JOHNSON — WITH THE EAGLES.>>YEAH, AND HE HASN’T VEERED VERY FAR FROM THAT PHILOSOPHY. THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD SAY, “THE GIANTS NEED TO GET PRESSURE ON TOM BRADY BY RUSHING FOUR PEOPLE AND THEN DROPPING SEVEN GUYS INTO COVERAGE.” BUT STEVE SPAGNUOLO, HE’S GONNA DO WHAT HE DOES, AND A BIG PART OF THAT IS BRINGING PRESSURE REGARDLESS. I KNOW THAT BILL BELICHICK SAID THAT HE COULD HAVE HAD THREE WEEKS TO PREPARE FOR THIS TEAM, AND THEY WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN READY.>>MARONEY PICKS UP A FIRST DOWN FOR THE PATRIOTS. GOOD PUSH UP FRONT BY THE GIANTS DEFENSE, BUT MARONEY TOOK IT TO THE LEFT SIDE, PICKED UP 5, AND GETS THE FIRST FIRST DOWN OF THE NIGHT FOR THE PATRIOTS.>>YEAH, AND LAURENCE MARONEY, HE’S HAD AN INTERESTING YEAR, BECAUSE HE MISSED A LITTLE TIME WITH A GROIN INJURY EARLIER IN THE SEASON, AND THEN HE WENT THROUGH A PERIOD WHERE THE PATRIOTS WERE THROWING THE BALL SO MUCH THAT HE WASN’T GETTING UTILIZED. BUT HE HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE, AND HE HAS RUN HARD HERE OVER THE LAST THREE TO FOUR GAMES THEY’VE PLAYED.>>BRADY WITH ALL DAY. OVER THE MIDDLE. THROWS LOW. SECOND AND 10. BRADY. STALLWORTH. TO THE 35. PICKED UP 7. ANTONIO PIERCE ON THE TACKLE, THE VERY ACTIVE MIDDLE LINEBACKER FOR THE GIANTS.>>AND TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT, JOE, WHAT’S INTERESTING IS THAT HE SAID, GOING INTO THIS GAME, THAT THE ANKLE IS NOT A FACTOR. I KNOW WHEN WE HAD A CHANCE TO VISIT WITH HIM, IT WAS BOTHERING HIM A LOT. I WAS SURPRISED BY THAT. I THOUGHT THAT ALL THE TALK ABOUT HIS ANKLE A WEEK AGO, THAT WE WOULD SIT DOWN WITH HIM AND HE’D SAY, “NAH, IT’S FINE.” BUT IT WAS A REAL FACTOR. I’VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT EVEN THOUGH HE’S SAYING IT’S OKAY, THAT IT’S STILL GONNA BE CUMBERSOME FOR HIM. BUT LIKE YOU SAID, MOVING AROUND IS NOT PART OF WHAT HE DOES.>>PLAY CLOCK AT :02. THIRD DOWN AND 3. A FLOATER FOR WELKER. FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND. INSIDE THE 30, DOWN TO THE 27-YARD LINE. AND WES WELKER WAS INCREDIBLE IN HIS FIRST YEAR WITH THE PATRIOTS THIS SEASON.>>AND THIS IS WHAT HE DOES SO WELL. YOU CAN SEE THE QUICKNESS. HE GETS A GUY OVERPURSUING THERE — DOCKERY — AND THEN BACK OUTSIDE. KEVIN DOCKERY IS A GUY WHO’S MISSED A LOT OF TIME. HE DID PLAY IN THE TAMPA BAY PLAYOFF GAME, BUT PRIOR TO THAT HE HAD MISSED ABOUT FOUR GAMES. AND THEY FEEL THAT HE HAS THE QUICKNESS TO MATCH UP WITH WES WELKER. SURE DIDN’T LOOK LIKE IT THERE.>>HAND-OFF IS TO THE FULLBACK, HEATH EVANS. A GAIN OF 2. LET’S GO DOWN TO CHRIS MYERS.>>JOE, TROY WAS TALKING ABOUT TOM BRADY’S ANKLE. HE TRIED TO PRACTICE WITH A BRACE BUT DIDN’T LIKE IT. DIDN’T THINK IT WAS COMFORTABLE. HE HAS NO SPECIAL WRAP ON THAT PARTICULAR ANKLE. ACCORDING TO THE TEAM, THEY THOUGHT HE WAS HEALTHY. HE TOLD US THAT WHEN HE PLANTED HIS FEET, IT MIGHT AFFECT THE DEEP THROW. OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR JOSH McDANIELS TOLD ME IN PREGAME WARM-UPS THAT EACH DAY IN PRACTICE SINCE WEDNESDAY WHEN HE TALKED TO US THAT HE FELT BETTER AND HIS MOBILITY WAS BETTER. BUT THE PATRIOTS WILL BE WATCHING CLOSELY THROUGHOUT THE GAME THE WAY HE PLANTS HIS FEET AND HOW PAINFUL THAT ANKLE MIGHT BECOME AS THE GAME WEARS ON.>>THANKS, CHRIS. SECOND AND 8. OUT OF THE SHOTGUN. FAULK OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. WHAT A WEAPON. TRIPPED UP AND MARKED DOWN RIGHT AT THE FIRST-DOWN MARKER. MADISON MADE THE TACKLE. AND IT DEPENDS ON THE SPOT AS TO WHETHER IT’S ENOUGH FOR A FIRST DOWN.>>THE PATRIOTS RAN SO MANY OF THESE TYPES OF PLAYS IN THAT FIRST GAME. SAM MADISON DOING A GOOD JOB OF FIGHTING OFF JABAR GAFFNEY THERE AND MAKING A PLAY. HAD HE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET HIM DOWN, I’M NOT SO SURE THAT AARON ROSS WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE THAT PLAY. BUT THE PATRIOTS, THEY GET YOU THINKING DEEP DOWN THE FIELD, DOWN THE FIELD. YOU GET SO CONCERNED ABOUT DROPPING PEOPLE DEEP THAT THEN THEY COME OUT WITH A QUICK HITTER LIKE THAT. AS WE WELL KNOW, THEY’RE VERY DIFFICULT TO DEFENSE BECAUSE OF ALL THE THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO.>>FAULK GOT ENOUGH FOR THE FIRST DOWN. NOW IT’S THE PATRIOTS IN THE RED ZONE. BRADY FIRES HIGH FOR BENJAMIN WATSON, THE TIGHT END. TROY, IF THE SAFETIES ARE GONNA BE BOTHERED IN THIS GAME — CERTAINLY WITH RANDY MOSS, I WOULD IMAGINE SOMEWHAT WITH WES WELKER — YOU WOULD THINK THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD COULD BE OPEN FOR A GUY LIKE BENJAMIN WATSON.>>YEAH, I MEAN, SO MANY TIMES YOU FOCUS ON THOSE OTHER GUYS. YOU CAN’T DOUBLE EVERYBODY. WE KNOW THAT. AND RANDY MOSS IS GONNA GET A LOT OF ATTENTION. WES WELKER, AS YOU SAID. SO WHEN YOU DO THAT, NOW YOU’RE GETTING ONE-ON-ONE IN THE OTHER POSITIONS. WHETHER THAT’S BEN WATSON OR WHETHER THAT’S KEVIN FAULK, THOSE ARE THE GUYS THAT THEN BECOME KEY.>>MOSS WITH ONLY ONE CATCH PER GAME SO FAR IN THE POSTSEASON. AND FAULK WAS SURPRISED BY THAT PASS FROM BRADY AND THEN GOT SURPRISED BY KAWIKA MITCHELL.>>HERE’S WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO RANDY MOSS RIGHT NOW. THEY’RE PLAYING INSIDE-OUT ON HIM. THEY GOT COREY WEBSTER, WHO’S GOING DEEP, AND THEN THEY GOT SAFETY HELP WITH EUGENE WILSON. TOM BRADY WAS LOOKING FOR HIM, WANTING TO GET THE BALL INTO HIS HANDS, AND THEN HAD TO COME UNDERNEATH. WE TALKED ABOUT IT WHEN THE GIANTS HAD THE BALL — THESE ARE THE AREAS OF THE FIELD, THESE ARE THE DOWNS THAT BECOME CRITICAL.>>THIRD DOWN AND 10. BRADY. TIME WAS RUNNING OUT. END ZONE. AND A FLAG. BENJAMIN WATSON, THE INTENDED RECEIVER. AND HE WAS FACE-GUARDED BY ANTONIO PIERCE.>>THAT WAS AN EASY CALL. YOU’RE GONNA HAVE ANTONIO PIERCE, WHO’S RUNNING WITH HIM UP THE MIDDLE.>>PASS INTERFERENCE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 58. THE FOUL OCCURRED IN THE END ZONE. THE BALL WILL BE PLACED AT THE 1-YARD LINE. AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.>>WITH CONTACT, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO GET TURNED AND PLAY THE FOOTBALL. YOU CANNOT JUST RUN INTO A RECEIVER AND NOT BE PLAYING THE BALL. WHEN ANTONIO PIERCE GOT UP, HE TURNED TO JAMES BUTLER AND ACTED AS IF HE THOUGHT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GETTING SOME HELP FROM HIM. AND I KNOW, GOING BACK TO THAT LAST GAME BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS, JAMES BUTLER BUSTED COVERAGE COUPLE OF TIMES WHICH WERE COSTLY IN THAT ONE.>>LINEBACKER MIKE VRABEL IS IN ON OFFENSE, AS BRADY HANDS TO MARONEY. AND MARONEY DOES NOT GET IN. MARONEY, INCHES AWAY, AS THE PATRIOTS LOOK FOR THE FIRST TOUCHDOWN OF SUPER BOWL XLII. AND IF IT DOES HAPPEN ON THIS DRIVE, IT’LL HAPPEN IN THE SECOND QUARTER. FEWEST IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY — ONLY TWO POSSESSIONS IN THE FIRST QUARTER. THERE WERE 10 LAST YEAR BETWEEN THE BEARS AND THE COLTS. THE GIANTS HAD A 16-PLAY DRIVE. AND NEW ENGLAND SO FAR — 11 PLAYS, 55 YARDS, AND JUST OVER 5 MINUTES OFF THE CLOCK.>>AND THAT PLAYS TO THE GIANTS, BECAUSE IN TALKING WITH TOM COUGHLIN AND A NUMBER OF THE PLAYERS, THEY WANT TO SHORTEN THE GAME. THAT WAS PRETTY SHORT.>>MARONEY, RIGHT SIDE. TOUCHDOWN, NEW ENGLAND!>>THIS OFFENSIVE LINE — THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET, STEPHEN NEAL AND NICK KACZUR DID NOT PLAY. THAT’S WHERE THEY TOOK THIS ONE. KYLE BRADY WAS ABLE TO SHIELD HIM JUST ENOUGH. AND THEN SOME TOUGH RUNNING BY LAURENCE MARONEY.>>LOW SNAP. EXTRA POINT GOOD. 7-3, NEW ENGLAND. THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS GAVE UP 3, TURNED AROUND AND SCORED 7. JOSH McDANIELS, THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, GOING OVER THINGS WITH BRADY AND THE OFFENSE, AS GOSTKOWSKI… KICKS ONE SIDEWAYS. OUT OF BOUNDS. AND THAT MEANS THAT THE GIANTS WILL START AT THEIR OWN 40.>>KICKOFF OUT OF BOUNDS. KICKING TEAM. THE BALL WILL BE PLACED 40-YARD LINE. FIRST DOWN.>>SHE’S HERE WITH THE QUARTERBACK. GISELE BUNDCHEN. GOT SOME FLOWERS LAST WEEK. THERE’S JIM CARREY AND JENNY McCARTHY. AH, THEY’RE ALL OUT. SUPER BOWL, TROY. IT BRINGS THEM OUT.>>YOU GAVE ME A LOOK LIKE GISELE SHOULDNOTBE WITH THE QUARTERBACK.>>NO, I — YOU KNOW, I KNOW WHO I’M STANDING NEXT TO.>>[ LAUGHS ]>>THREE RINGS TO MY RIGHT. FIRST AND 10. STARTING AT THEIR OWN 40. BRANDON JACOBS PICKS UP 3. SECOND AND 7. MANNING HAS STARTED 5 FOR 7. A BLITZ WAS PICKED UP. AND PLAXICO BURRESS MAKES THE CATCH. AND NOW THEY’RE SAYING INCOMPLETE AS THE BALL POPPED OUT. INCOMPLETE PASS INSTEAD OF EITHER, “A,” CATCH AND FUMBLE, OR “B,” CATCH AND DOWN BY CONTACT.>>THEY RUN MIKE VRABEL, TRYING TO GET HIM UNDERNEATH PLAXICO BURRESS. HE HAS THE BALL, BUT HE’S JUST NOT ABLE TO HANG ON TO IT. THE GIANTS CAME INTO THIS GAME LEADING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN DROPPED PASSES. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR A FIRST DOWN.>>ELLIS HOBBS THE ONE WHO KNOCKED IT OUT. THERE WAS WORD DURING THE WEEK THAT BURRESS, WHO’S BEEN DEALING WITH A HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN AND SOME LIGAMENT TEARS WAS DEALING WITH A KNEE INJURY AS WELL. THEY NEED HIM TO BE HEALTHY. HE’S THEIR BIG-PLAY GUY, AS HE PROVED IN GREEN BAY. THIRD AND 7. ANOTHER BLITZ. BRANDON JACOBS PICKS IT UP. AND MANNING JUST AIRS IT OUT… FOR TOOMER, WHO MAKES THE CATCH! MANNING JUST HEAVED IT, AND AMANI TOOMER MADE A PLAY ON THE SIDELINE FOR 38 YARDS.>>YEAH, WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AND SEE IF HE HAD HIS FEET IN BOUNDS. AND HE DID. NICE JOB BY AMANI TOOMER. HE’S HAD A COUPLE OF THOSE RECEPTIONS HERE IN THIS POSTSEASON THIS YEAR. BRANDON JACOBS — THIS BALL DOESN’T GET OUT IF HE DOESN’T GET OVER AND PICK UP THE BLITZ.>>THAT WAS MERIWEATHER COMING ON THE BLITZ, AND JACOBS, WHO HAS WORKED HARDEST ON BLITZ PICKUP, JUST DRILLED HIM. NOW JACOBS GETS TO CARRY IT. TO THE 15. PICKS UP 4.>>THAT LOOKED A LOT LIKE TOM BRADY EARLIER IN THE YEAR WHEN HE’D JUST THROW IT UP THERE TO RANDY MOSS. I MEAN, ELI MANNING WAS ON HIS BACK FOOT, JUST THROWING AS BEST HE COULD. TOOMER GETTING AWAY WITH A HAND TO THE FACE MASK THERE TO CREATE SEPARATION. THAT’S AN EXCELLENT JOB ON AMANI TOOMER’S PART, MAKING THE CATCH, LOCATING THE FOOTBALL, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY KEEPING HIS FEET IN BOUNDS.>>SECOND DOWN AND 6. PLAY CLOCK IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE. A BLITZ, AND THEY’RE GONNA THROW THE FLAG. A LITTLE TOO NONCHALANT GETTING UP UNDER CENTER WAS ELI MANNING.>>DELAY, OFFENSE. 5-YARD PENALTY. IT REMAINS SECOND DOWN.>>I DON’T KNOW THAT I SEE A TEAM MORE THAN THE GIANTS GET MORE DELAY PENALTIES. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. I MEAN, THE PLAYS HAVE GOT TO GET IN, FIRST OF ALL, BUT THEN, SECONDLY, THE QUARTERBACK HAS TO BE ABLE TO KNOW WHERE THE PLAY CLOCK IS AND HOW MUCH TIME IS LEFT. SOMETIMES THAT EVEN MEANS YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE PLAY AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE OR MAKE ANY PROTECTION-CALL CHANGES.>>WELL, THEY HAD THE PLAY CLOCK DOWN TO 5, AND THEY RESET IT. AND BIG BROTHER PEYTON WAS SAYING, “COME ON, ELI, SPEED IT UP.” AND HE GOT UNDER CENTER, AND BY THE TIME HE GOT THE SNAP, IT WAS TOO LATE. PLAY CLOCK NOW AT :10. SECOND AND 11. EXTRA MEN ON THE RUSH. THE PASS IS COMPLETE. AND A QUICK HIT BY ASANTE SAMUEL. DAVID TYREE ON THE RECEPTION. GOOD FOR 5. THIRD DOWN COMING UP.>>RIGHT NOW THESE BACKS FOR THE GIANTS ARE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB OF PICKING UP THE BLITZES. AHMAD BRADSHAW STEPS UP. THAT WAS JUNIOR SEAU THAT WAS TRYING TO GET THROUGH THE GAP. WE SAW IT EARLIER WITH BRANDON JACOBS. AND AT LEAST NOW THEY’VE GOTTEN IT TO A MANAGEABLE THIRD DOWN.>>THIRD AND 5. MANNING. THROWS. IT’S TIPPED INTO THE AIR AND INTERCEPTED BY ELLIS HOBBS! AHMAD BRADSHAW FORCES HIM OUT. AND THAT IS THE FIRST INTERCEPTION THROWN SINCE ELI MANNING THREW AN INTERCEPTION TO ELLIS HOBBS IN WEEK 17 OF THE REGULAR SEASON.>>AND THIS BALL — YOU CAN SEE STEVE SMITH JUST GETTING OUT OF HIS BREAK. AND IT WAS A BALL THAT WAS COMING IN PRETTY HARD.>>AERIAL COVERAGE TONIGHT PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER. FERRIS WHEEL IN THE DISTANCE. AND WE HAVE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM ALL LIT UP ON THE OUTSIDE. IT’S A SHAME THE ROOF IS CLOSED ON WHAT IS A COOL, PRETTY NIGHT HERE IN THE PHOENIX AREA. ELI MANNING THROWS THE PICK OFF THE HANDS OF STEVE SMITH. A SCREEN FOR MARONEY. OUT ACROSS THE 40 TO THE 41. PICKED UP 8. AND WE GO BACK TO THE INTERCEPTION OFF THE HANDS OF STEVE SMITH.>>YEAH, THIS IS A LITTLE BETTER LOOK, AS FAR AS WHAT STEVE SMITH WAS DEALING WITH. HE RUNS A PRETTY GOOD ROUTE HERE. STARTS TO THE OUTSIDE AND THEN COMES UNDERNEATH. THERE’S A VOID THERE. BUT THE BALL GETS ON HIM AWFULLY QUICK. A BALL THAT HE CERTAINLY COULD HAVE CAUGHT. BUT YOU CAN TELL THERE — A FASTBALL DOWN LOW AND TRYING TO PICK IT UP FROM THAT DISTANCE AS A WIDE RECEIVER, NOT AN EASY CATCH BUT ONE HE COULD’VE MADE.>>FOR ELLIS HOBBS, HIS THIRD INTERCEPTION IN HIS LAST FOUR GAMES. THAT INCLUDES THE END OF THE REGULAR-SEASON FINALE AT GIANTS STADIUM. SECOND AND 2. MARONEY TRIES THE LEFT SIDE. AND THERE’S NOTHING THERE. FIRST GUY THERE WAS GIBRIL WILSON, WHO IS PLAYING THE FREE-SAFETY SPOT. GIBRIL, DURING THE WEEK, ASKED HIS COACH, STEVE SPAGNUOLO, WHO WAS WITH THE EAGLES, FOR THE CELLPHONE NUMBER OF BRIAN DAWKINS, WHO’S ONE OF THE BEST SAFETIES IN THE NFL.>>YEAH, AND EUGENE WILSON — HE HAS BEEN PLAYING PRETTY WELL. I MEAN, I KNOW THAT THE PATRIOTS WANT TO TRY TO MATCH HIM UP IN COVERAGE AND SEE IF THEY CAN’T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM. BUT IN RUN SUPPORT, HE HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING.>>THIRD DOWN AND 1. TIGHT FORMATION. HAND-OFF TO MARONEY. GOOD PRESSURE UP FRONT BY THE DEFENSIVE LINE, AND OSI UMENYIORA WAS THE FIRST ONE THERE.>>THAT’S A GREAT STOP RIGHT THERE FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS ON THIRD DOWN. AFTER THE INTERCEPTION, YOU’RE GONNA SEE THE PUSH RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDDLE. YOU GOT JAMES BUTLER COMING OFF THE CORNER, WHICH KEPT HIM FROM BEING ABLE TO GET TO THE OUTSIDE. JUST AN EXCELLENT STOP BY THE GIANTS DEFENSIVELY.>>CHRIS HANSON WILL PUNT IT. McQUARTERS WAITS FOR IT. LINE-DRIVE PUNT. CHANCE FOR McQUARTERS TO RUN A LITTLE BIT. GOOD RETURN. OUT NEAR HIS OWN 37. DEREK MANNING PUTTING THOSE PIECES TOGETHER. BALL AT THE 36 FOR ELI MANNING, FRESH OFF THAT INTERCEPTION. PUT IT RIGHT BACK IN HIS RIGHT HAND. AND HE’S GOT NOWHERE TO GO EXCEPT DOWN. JARVIS GREEN WAS IN THERE, ALONG WITH LE KEVIN SMITH.>>THEY DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB ON THE OUTSIDE ON PLAXICO BURRESS. AGAIN, ELLIS HOBBS ON COVERAGE WITH HIM. TRYING TO GET TO THE INSIDE. UNABLE TO. AND AS MANNING NOT ABLE TO GO TO PLAXICO BURRESS, THEN JUST TRYING TO FIND SOMEBODY. AND WHEN YOU START RUNNING AROUND IN THE POCKET LIKE THAT AGAINST AN AGGRESSIVE DEFENSIVE FRONT LIKE NEW ENGLAND, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE SOME PROBLEMS.>>LOSS OF 3 ON THAT SACK. SECOND AND 13. AND A FUMBLE ON THE HAND-OFF! NO SIGNAL YET. IT LOOKED LIKE PIERRE WOODS GOT ON TOP OF IT. AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE GIANTS HAD NOT DONE THIS POSTSEASON — TURN IT OVER. MANNING SAYS IT STAYS WITH THE GIANTS. STILL NO SIGNAL. NOW THERE IS, AND THE GIANTS MAINTAIN POSSESSION. AND I DON’T KNOW HOW PIERRE WOODS, NUMBER 58, DIDN’T COME AWAY WITH IT. BRADSHAW FELL ON IT, AFTER NOT SECURING THE HAND-OFF FROM ELI MANNING.>>YEAH, I DON’T KNOW HOW THE PATRIOTS WEREN’T ABLE TO RECOVER THIS ONE EITHER. IT’S PUT IN THE RIGHT PLACE. YOU CAN SEE, AHMAD BRADSHAW JUST DOES NOT SECURE THE EXCHANGE. AND AHMAD BRADSHAW, OBVIOUSLY A ROOKIE, BUT A GUY WHO HAS BEEN PRETTY SURE-HANDED WITH THE FOOTBALL MOST OF THE SEASON. HASN’T HAD A FUMBLE SINCE THE SECOND WEEK OF THE YEAR. BUT RIGHT THERE, WOODS HAS A CHANCE TO MAKE A PLAY ON IT. THAT’S JUST GREAT HUSTLE BY AHMAD BRADSHAW BEING ABLE TO GET THAT ONE AWAY FROM HIM.>>YEAH, IT SLID OUT A LITTLE, AND AHMAD BRADSHAW RIPPED IT THE REST OF THE WAY. GIANTS TRYING TO SET UP A SCREEN. AND IT’S NOT THERE. AHMAD BRADSHAW, THE INTENDED RECEIVER. AND RICHARD SEYMOUR WAS IN THE FACE OF ELI MANNING. AND THAT DRIVE FOR THE GIANTS WENT NOWHERE.>>[ CHUCKLES ] IT WENT NOWHERE, BUT I TELL YOU, THEY GOT TO BE PRETTY THANKFUL THAT AT LEAST JEFF FEAGLES IS COMING OUT TO PUNT. THE ONE TURNOVER DOWN IN THE RED ZONE IS ONE THING. YOU FAIL TO COME AWAY WITH ANY KIND OF POINTS. IF YOU GIVE THE BALL TO THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS DOWN HERE, YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH COUNT ON THEM COMING AWAY WITH 7.>>8:44 LEFT IN THE HALF. STILL A 4-POINT GAME, AS FEAGLES WILL PUNT. WES WELKER IS WAITING DEEP. FEAGLES NOW THE OLDEST PLAYER EVER TO PARTICIPATE IN A SUPER BOWL. DRIVES WELKER BACK TO THE 15. WELKER OUT TO THE 29-YARD LINE. NEW ENGLAND WILL START AT THEIR OWN 30. LAST TIME THEY HAD THE BALL, IT WAS A THREE-AND-OUT. THERE’S BILL BELICHICK IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT DEFENSIVE HUDDLE OVER ON THE PATRIOTS’ BENCH.>>THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL ALWAYS SEE HIM WHEN THE DEFENSE COMES OFF THE FIELD — MAKING ADJUSTMENTS IN-GAME AFTER EACH POSSESSION.>>HAND-OFF IS TO MARONEY. AND HE’S BROUGHT DOWN BY JUSTIN TUCK. A GAIN OF ONLY 1. MENTIONED THAT THREE-AND-OUT THE LAST TIME THE PATRIOTS HAD IT. IT WAS ONLY THE THIRD TIME THAT’S HAPPENED THIS POSTSEASON. SECOND AND 9. BRADY IN TROUBLE. DOWN HE GOES. KAWIKA MITCHELL WAS IN. STRAHAN. AND THEY CONVERGED ON BRADY, WHO ALMOST GOT OUT OF THERE.>>WELL, YOU’RE GONNA SEE KAWIKA MITCHELL. HE’S GONNA ACT AS IF HE’S NOT COMING. HE STARTS UP, THEN HE GOES BACK AS IF HE’S GONNA GO INTO COVERAGE. AND BY DOING THAT, THEN HE’S ABLE TO GET PRESSURE BECAUSE THE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN DIDN’T KNOW THAT HE WAS GONNA BE COMING IN ON THE BLITZ. STRAHAN THEN OFF THE EDGE. INITIALLY, BEFORE THE SNAP, THE GIANTS WERE SHOWING THEY WERE GONNA BRING EVERYBODY. SOME OF THOSE GUYS DROPPED INTO COVERAGE. KAWIKA ACTED AS IF HE WAS GONNA DO THE SAME, AND THEN HE WAS ABLE TO GET A CLEAR SHOT AT BRADY.>>THIRD DOWN AND 17. BRADY IN TROUBLE AGAIN. JUSTIN TUCK. STEVE NEAL IS HAVING A TOUGH TIME GETTING BACK UP.>>WELL, WATCH JUSTIN TUCK. HE’S IN HERE IN THE MIDDLE. HE DOES A GREAT JOB. THEY OVERLOAD THE SIDE WITH OSI UMENYIORA AND JASON TUCK — OR JUSTIN TUCK — AND HE’S ABLE TO GET A CLEAR SHOT, AS WELL. GOOD JOB DEFENSIVELY RIGHT THERE BY THE NEW YORK GIANTS.>>NOW HANSON WILL PUNT IT AWAY. SO IT’S BACK-TO-BACK THREE-AND-OUTS. AND HANSON HITS ONE OFF THE SIDE OF HIS FOOT. McQUARTERS PICKS UP THAT DANGEROUS BOUNCE, AND THE GIANTS WILL START WITH IT OUTSIDE THEIR OWN 40. NOT ONLY HAS RANDY MOSS BEEN SHUT OUT, TROY, THEY HAVEN’T EVEN THROWN TO HIM TONIGHT. HE HAS ONE CATCH IN EACH POSTSEASON GAME COMING INTO THIS SUPER BOWL. SO THE GIANTS ARE DOING TO HIM WHAT THE JAGUARS DID AND THEN THE CHARGERS DID.>>YEAH, BUT IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT JUST SAYING, “WELL, HE’S GETTING DOUBLE-COVERED,” BECAUSE MOST EVERY GAME HE EVER PLAYS IN, THERE’S GONNA BE TWO DEFENDERS OVER THE TOP OF HIM, AND YET, HE STILL HAD A HECK OF A SEASON. SO THEY CAN FIND WAYS TO GET HIM THE BALL.>>HAND-OFF IS TO JACOBS. AND BRANDON IS INCHES SHY OF THE 45. PICKED UP 2. LET’S GO DOWN TO CHRIS MYERS.>>THE DEFENSIVE-MINDED HEAD COACH OF THE PATRIOTS, BILL BELICHICK, IS WATCHING CLOSELY. NOW, AFTER THE INITIAL GIANT OFFENSIVE SERIES, HE SPENT THE ENTIRE PATRIOT OFFENSIVE SERIES HUDDLED GOING OVER THINGS WITH HIS DEFENSE. IN FACT, THE LAST TWO SERIES WHEN HIS OFFENSE HAS BEEN OUT ON THE FIELD, HE’S BEEN GOING OVER THINGS WITH HIS DEFENSE ON THE BENCH, WORKING HIS WAY TALKING TO THE DEFENSIVE LINE, THE LINEBACKERS, GOING OVER THE CHALKBOARD. AND EVEN WHEN TOM BRADY WENT DOWN, BILL BELICHICK DID NOT LOOK UP.>>BILL BELICHICK, WHO SPENT 12 YEARS AS AN ASSISTANT WITH THE GIANTS. HIS DEFENSE FACING A SECOND AND 8. HAND-OFF TO BRADSHAW. AND AHMAD BRADSHAW BREAKS LOOSE FOR A FIRST DOWN. TO THE 42. A 13-YARD RUN. HARRISON ON THE TACKLE FOR THE PATRIOTS.>>THEY DO A GOOD JOB OF PICKING UP JUNIOR SEAU THERE INSIDE. AGAIN, HE’S GONNA TRY TO SHOOT THE GAP, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT HE LIKES TO DO. THEY SEAL IT OFF, AND THAT ALLOWS BRADSHAW THEN TO GET ON THE CORNER. YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE QUICKNESS THAT HE HAS. NOT A BIG HOLE THERE BUT HE FINDS IT. THEN FINISHES THE RUN.>>UNDER 5:30 TO PLAY IN THE HALF. GIANTS SCORED FIRST. THEY TRAIL BY 4, AS JACOBS TAKES IT DOWN INSIDE THE 40. 4-YARD RUN. SO, BRADSHAW ON THE SIDELINE WATCHING BRANDON JACOBS, WHO IS 6’4″, 264, AND BIGGER THAN ALL THE LINEBACKERS FOR THE PATRIOTS EXCEPT ADALIUS THOMAS, CARRY IT FOR 4. COMING UP AT HALFTIME, TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS WILL ROCK THE SUPER BOWL — THE BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLII HALFTIME SHOW IS COMING UP LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES AWAY ON THE GAME CLOCK. SECOND AND 6. JACOBS ON THE LEFT SIDE. BOWLS HIS WAY FOR A FIRST DOWN. RAN RIGHT OVER TEDY BRUSCHI. FIRST DOWN, NEW YORK.>>YEAH, NEW ENGLAND WAS ANTICIPATING THAT THEY WERE GONNA RUN THE FOOTBALL, ONLY RUN IT TO THE OTHER SIDE. THEY DROPPED THE SAFETY DOWN, CREATING THE EIGHTH GUY. THE GIANTS RAN AWAY FROM HIM AND, AS A RESULT, WERE ABLE TO PICK UP A BIG GAIN.>>WHEN YOU TAKE A STEP BACK AND YOU REALIZE HOW THIS GAME HAS UNFOLDED, THE GIANTS COULDN’T HAVE HOPED FOR A BETTER FIRST HALF OF FOOTBALL. I KNOW THEY TRAIL BY 4. BUT HAVE DONE THE JOB FOR THE MOST PART DEFENSIVELY, AND IT’S A LOW-SCORING GAME, AS BRADSHAW — HIS LEFT KNEE WENT DOWN, AS HE GOT IT INSIDE THE 30. THEY’LL MARK HIM JUST SHY OF THE 27-YARD LINE.>>YEAH, I AGREE WITH YOU, JOE. I MEAN, YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THAT THIS FIRST HALF HAS PLAYED OUT. OBVIOUSLY DISAPPOINTED THAT THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO COME AWAY WITH ANY KIND OF POINTS WITH THE INTERCEPTION. BUT UNLIKE THE FIRST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET, WHICH WAS PRETTY MUCH AN OFFENSIVE ASSAULT, IT’S BEEN MORE DEFENSE. BUT THE GIANTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MOVE THE FOOTBALL. I THINK THAT THEY FELT GOOD COMING IN WITH WHAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DO, AND THEY’RE DOING A NICE JOB. AND BECAUSE THEIR DEFENSE HAS PLAYED AS WELL AS IT HAS, THEY’RE RIGHT IN THIS GAME, WHICH IS WHERE THEY WANT TO BE.>>38-35 WAS THE FINAL, PATRIOTS WINNING IN WEEK 17. WE’RE NOT HEADED TOWARD THAT TYPE OF SCORE TONIGHT. BRADSHAW. STARTED TO THE RIGHT. CUT IT UP TO THE 25-YARD LINE. THIRD DOWN COMING UP AFTER A GAIN OF 3. SEYMOUR ON THE TACKLE FOR THE PATRIOTS. THREE MINUTES LEFT IN THE HALF. PAT FLAHERTY IS THE OFFENSIVE-LINE COACH FOR THE GIANTS. HE HAS DONE A TERRIFIC JOB FOR TOM COUGHLIN. THIS A VERY UNDERRATED GROUP, AND THEY ARE SHOWING JUST THAT HERE TONIGHT. THIRD DOWN AND 4. OUT OF THE SHOTGUN. MANNING IN TROUBLE! HE HAS IT KNOCKED OUT OF HIS HANDS. BATTED FORWARD. AND SMITH ROLLS AWAY WITH THE FOOTBALL. A PENALTY FLAG IS DOWN ON THE PLAY. ADALIUS THOMAS KNOCKED IT OUT. STEVE SMITH ENDED UP WITH THE FOOTBALL. AND A FLAG CAME IN MID-PLAY.>>WELL, HERE IT IS. ADALIUS THOMAS — HE JUST GETS RIGHT AROUND DAVID DIEHL, AND ELI MANNING NEVER SEES HIM COMING, AND THOMAS DOES WHAT HE DOES BEST AND GOES RIGHT FOR THE BALL.>>…RECOVERED BY NEW YORK. HOWEVER, THERE IS AN ILLEGAL BAT BY THE OFFENSE, NUMBER 44. FROM THE PREVIOUS SPOT, 10-YARD PENALTY. IT REMAINS THIRD DOWN.>>SO, THEY GET AHMAD BRADSHAW. WHEN THE BALL WAS LOOSE AND IT LOOKED LIKE MIGHT’VE BEEN HEADING OUT OF BOUNDS RIGHT HERE, BRADSHAW WITH AN ILLEGAL BAT FORWARD. AND THEN IT WAS A HEADS-UP PLAY BY STEVE SMITH BEING ALERT, SEEING THE BALL, AND ROLLING TO THE SIDELINE WITH IT IN HIS ARMS.>>WELL, NO QUESTION. AND AHMAD BRADSHAW TRYING TO BAT IT OUT OF BOUNDS. HE DIDN’T INTEND FOR IT TO STAY IN PLAY. BUT STEVE SMITH BEING ALERT AND THEN GOING AFTER IT. SO, IF THEY TURN THE BALL OVER THERE, THEN AGAIN ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY. NOT THAT THE PENALTY — THAT’S GONNA HURT THEM ENOUGH AS IT IS. BUT THEY’VE GOTTEN DOWN IN HERE NOW A COUPLE OF TIMES. AND YOU THINK HOW TIGHT THIS FIRST HALF HAS BEEN. AND JUST MISSED OPPORTUNITIES ONCE THEY’VE GOTTEN INSIDE THE RED ZONE.>>IT BRINGS UP THIRD DOWN AND 18. AND IF YOU CONSIDER THAT THE GIANTS HAVE TO GET THE BALL TO THE 21-YARD LINE OF NEW ENGLAND, INSTEAD OF GOING FOR THE FIRST DOWN AND ALL OF IT, YOU MAY BE MORE CONTENT WITH BITING OFF SOME YARDAGE AND GIVING TYNES A BETTER OPPORTUNITY AT A MAKABLE FIELD GOAL.>>I THINK THAT’S GOT TO BE THE APPROACH FOR ELI MANNING RIGHT NOW. UNLIKELY THAT HE’S GONNA BE ABLE TO GET ENOUGH FOR A FIRST DOWN, BUT IT’S CONCEIVABLE THAT THEY CAN HIT SOMETHING ABOUT 10 YARDS AND THEN BE IN HIS RANGE.>>WITH TWO MINUTES LEFT. MANNING THROWS. AND IT’S NEARLY PICKED OFF BY RANDALL GAY, WHO IS BACK IN THE GAME, AND NOW HE GETS UP GRABBING HIS LEFT ARM. FOURTH AND 18 FOR FEAGLES, WHO’S THE BEST EVER IN THIS CATEGORY — DOWNING THE BALL INSIDE THE 20. THE GIANTS NOW HAVE HAD 17 PLAYS IN NEW ENGLAND TERRITORY AND COME AWAY WITH A TOTAL OF 3 POINTS. THE PATRIOTS, WHEN THEY GET IT BACK, WILL HAVE ALL THREE OF THEIR TIME-OUTS REMAINING AND ONE OF THE BEST EVER AT OPERATING THE TWO-MINUTE OFFENSE, IN BRADY, AT THE CONTROLS. FAULK WITH A FAIR CATCH AT THE 11. PATRIOTS HAVE IT AT THEIR OWN 11, LEADING BY 4. AND FOR NEW ENGLAND, LAST TWO POSSESSIONS — 6 PLAYS, -7 YARDS. AND YOU HAVE TO CREDIT THE GIANTS DEFENSE, AND IN PARTICULAR STEVE SPAGNUOLO, OF PUTTING THESE GUYS IN THE RIGHT SPOT.>>THERE’S NO QUESTION. ALREADY THE PATRIOTS HAVE PUNTED AS MANY TIMES AS THEY DID IN THE ENTIRE GAME THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET. RIGHT NOW THIS IS VERY CRITICAL. IT’S CRITICAL FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS THAT THEY NOT GIVE UP ANY POINTS GOING IN AT HALFTIME. YOU LOOK OVER THE STATS AND WHAT TEAMS ARE ABLE TO DO IF THEY ARE ABLE TO COME AWAY WITH POINTS AT THE END OF A HALF, SPECIFICALLY THE FIRST HALF, I MEAN, IT’S HUGE AS FAR AS CHANGING THE MOMENTUM OF A GAME.>>HOW ABOUT BRADY IN PARTICULAR DURING THE REGULAR SEASON? THIS OFFENSE SCORED 90 POINTS IN THE LAST TWO MINUTES OF EACH HALF, BY FAR THE MOST IN THE NFL. THIS IS WHERE THEY ARE, IN SOME WAYS, AT THEIR BEST. BRADY IS HIT AS HE LET IT GO. AND IT DOES NOT GET TO RANDY MOSS. AND BRADY ENDS UP ON THE GROUND, HIT BY GIBRIL WILSON. THE SAFETY COMING ON A BLITZ.>>YEAH, AND THAT’S PART OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER. GIBRIL WILSON, 28, HE COMES IN THERE. THEY BRING TWO. THEY BRING DOCKERY INSIDE, AS WELL, WHICH IS WHY KEVIN FAULK HAS TO PICK HIM UP. AND THEN BRADY HAS TO TRY TO GET THE BALL OUT QUICK, AND JUST NOT ABLE TO GET ENOUGH ON IT. BUT STEVE SPAGNUOLO — WE SAW IN THE PREVIOUS POSSESSION THAT JUSTIN TUCK WAS ABLE TO GET PRESSURE, WE SAW OSI UMENYIORA GETTING PRESSURE, AND YET HE STILL IS DIALING UP THE SECONDARY BLITZES.>>GONNA BE REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE GIANTS HANDLE THE REST OF THIS HALF WITH THEIR TIME-OUTS, IF THEY GET A BIG PLAY HERE, WHICH THEY GET. AND NOW THE GIANTS CAN SPEND A TIME-OUT — WHICH THEY DO. THAT’S ONLY THEIR FIRST TIME-OUT TAKEN, AS JUSTIN TUCK BROUGHT DOWN MARONEY. A LOSS OF 3. AND NOW IT’S SHIFTING BACK TO THE GIANTS WHO MAY GET A SHOT TO GET SOME POINTS BEFORE THE HALF. 1:35 LEFT. OUR SoBe LIFE WATER HALFTIME REPORT IS COMING UP. CURT, TERRY, HOWIE, AND JIMMY ARE SHOWERED AND TOWELED OFF FROM THEIR LONG PREGAME. THEY’LL HAVE THEIR ANALYSIS OF THE FIRST HALF. AND THEN TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS. COUGHLIN GOT THE STOP DEFENSIVELY, BURNS HIS FIRST TIME-OUT. AND NOW THE PATRIOTS ARE FACED WITH THIRD AND 13.>>WELL, YOU JUST LOOK AT THIS DEFENSIVE FRONT. THEY HAVE WON INSIDE THE TRENCHES. THE PATRIOTS HOPED THEY COULD GET A SHOT DOWN THE FIELD ON FIRST DOWN, GET SOMETHING, GET A FIRST DOWN. THEY DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE TO GIVE THE BALL BACK TO THE GIANTS HERE BEFORE THE HALF.>>THEY FAKE A HAND-OFF TO FAULK. THEY THROW IT TO DONTE’ STALLWORTH, WHO’S GOT A FIRST DOWN. AND NOW THE PATRIOTS GO BACK ON THE ATTACK. THEY HURRY IT UP AND GET TO THE LINE, AS THERE’S UNDER 1:20 LEFT IN THE HALF.>>THAT’S HOW QUICKLY IT CHANGES. ALL OF THE SUDDEN, THE PATRIOTS ARE HOPING THAT THEY CAN PICK UP SOME KIND OF FIRST DOWN, NOT GIVE IT BACK, AND NOW THEY’RE RIGHT BACK IN STRIKING MODE.>>BRADY HIT AGAIN AS HE LET IT GO, AND TOO FAR FOR MOSS. AND OBVIOUSLY NO PROBLEM FOR BRADY TO STEP INTO THAT THROW. THAT WAS A LASER DOWN THE SIDELINE. AND TUCK HAD PRESSURE ON BRADY.>>YEAH, AND HERE’S THE QUICK WIDE-RECEIVER SCREEN THAT PICKED UP THE FIRST DOWN. DONTE’ STALLWORTH. AND THEN WELKER COMES ACROSS — THAT’S LEGAL — AND MAKES THE BLOCK. THEY WERE IN MAN COVERAGE UNDERNEATH. AND BECAUSE HE’S ABLE TO TAKE THE GUY COVERING DONTE’ STALLWORTH, THAT’S WHY THERE WAS SO MUCH ROOM TO PICK UP THE FIRST DOWN.>>THAT WAS AN 18-YARD COMPLETION TO STALLWORTH ON THIRD AND 13. INSIDE HAND-OFF TO FAULK. AND A PENALTY FLAG COMES FLYING IN. STRAHAN ON THE TACKLE. AND WE’LL GET THE CALL FROM MIKE CAREY.>>HOLDING, OFFENSE, NUMBER 84. 10-YARD PENALTY. IT REMAINS SECOND DOWN.>>SO, NOW YOU TACK ON THE 10-YARD PENALTY. AND THE GIANTS HAVE TO THINK ABOUT ANOTHER STOP HERE ON SECOND DOWN AND MAYBE HOPE TO GET THE BALL BACK. THERE’S THE HOLD RIGHT THERE ON ANTONIO PIERCE BY BENJAMIN WATSON.>>AND A GOOD CALL, TOO, BY NEW ENGLAND. THAT WAS A BIG GAIN THERE ON THEIR PART, AND NOW IT COMES BACK. IF THEY’RE ABLE TO MAKE — IF THEY’RE ABLE TO HOLD THEM HERE AND NOT GIVE UP MANY YARDS, THEN YOU’VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT THE GIANTS ARE GONNA LOOK AT TRYING TO MAYBE GET THE BALL BACK INTO THEIR HANDS AND GIVE IT ONE MORE SHOT THEMSELVES.>>SECOND AND 12. AND NOW A TIME-OUT TAKEN BY NEW ENGLAND. WITH 59 SECONDS LEFT IN THE HALF. AND BRADY WILL COME OVER AND TALK ABOUT IT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE GIANTS IN THEIR SUPER BOWL HISTORY, YOU GO BACK TO SUPER BOWL XXI. GIANTS BEAT DENVER 39-20. THE MVP WAS PHIL SIMMS, WHO WAS ON FIRE. 25 PASSES, 22 COMPLETIONS. SUPER BOWL XXV — THE GIANTS 20, THE BILLS 19. AND THEN SUPER BOWL XXXV — THE RAVENS 34, THE GIANTS 7. AND THAT’S THE SUPER BOWL THAT, OBVIOUSLY, MICHAEL STRAHAN STILL HAS THE TASTE OF IN HIS MOUTH, AND THE SAME FOR AMANI TOOMER, WHO TOLD HIS TEAMMATES BEFORE THIS GAME, “DON’T JUST BE HAPPY WITH GETTING IN THE SUPER BOWL. GO OUT THERE AND WIN IT.”>>SECOND AND 12. KEVIN FAULK WAS SHAKEN UP ON THAT LAST PLAY, SO NEW ENGLAND TOOK A TIME-OUT… TO KEEP HIM OUT ON THE FIELD. SECOND AND 12. LOW THROW FOR WELKER. MAKES A GOOD CATCH. CROSSES THE 30. AND GETS POPPED. AND THE CLOCK CONTINUES TO RUN, AS FRED ROBBINS MADE THE PLAY. A GAIN OF 8. THIRD DOWN COMING UP. AND BOTH TEAMS LETTING THE CLOCK RUN.>>WELL, BECAUSE OF THIS BEING THIRD DOWN, IF THE PATRIOTS ARE ABLE TO PICK IT UP, THEN YOU CAN BET THEY’RE GONNA HAVE SOME URGENCY.>>FAULK. MAKES THE CATCH AND HAS A FIRST DOWN FOR NEW ENGLAND. AND NOW THE PATRIOTS WILL SPEND THE TIME-OUT. PATRIOTS WITH THEIR SUPER BOWL HISTORY. SUPER BOWL XX, THAT 46-10 LOSS TO THE BEARS. SUPER BOWL XXXI, THE LOSS TO BRETT FAVRE. BUT THEN THE ROLL — SUPER BOWL XXXVI OVER ST. LOUIS. XXXVIII OVER CAROLINA. AND THEIR LAST TRY WAS SUPER BOWL XXXIX IN JACKSONVILLE, A 3-POINT WIN OVER PHILADELPHIA. WHAT A RUN IT HAS BEEN WITH THIS COMBINATION OF ROBERT KRAFT, WITH HIS SON JONATHAN TO HIS LEFT. CHAIRMAN AND C.E.O. AND A GREAT PARTNERSHIP, TROY, WITH HIS HEAD COACH, BILL BELICHICK, AND THE NEXUS OF THIS TEAM. YOU ADD TOM BRADY INTO THE MIX. AND AS BRADY SAYS, “WE’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.”>>THEY’RE NOT. AND BILL BELICHICK’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE, I KNOW IN VISITING WITH HIM. A LOT OF THESE COACHES, AFTER THEY’VE HAD THE SUCCESS THAT HE’S BEEN ABLE TO HAVE, THEY START LOOKING TO RETIRE. HE THOROUGHLY ENJOYS EVERY PART OF HIS JOB.>>FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND. BRADY HAS TO STEP UP. THROWS FOR MOSS, WHO HAS HIS FIRST OF THE GAME. AND OUT OF BOUNDS WITH A FIRST DOWN AT THE 44-YARD LINE.>>YOU’RE GONNA SEE MOSS. HE STARTS TO THE INSIDE. THEY’VE GOT KEVIN DOCKERY WHO IS ON HIM. AND ALL THE ROOM OUT THERE TO THE SIDELINE FOR TOM BRADY TO LAY IT OUT THERE. AND GREAT PROTECTION UP FRONT. STRAHAN WAS COMING OFF THE EDGE, BUT BECAUSE THERE WAS NO INSIDE PUSH, HE COULD STEP UP AND DELIVER THE BALL.>>20 SECONDS LEFT IN THE HALF, AND THE BALL’S KNOCKED LOOSE! STRAHAN WAS IN THERE. TUCK WAS IN THERE. AND UMENYIORA’S FIGHTING FOR THE FOOTBALL. AND THE GIANTS TAKE OVER. UMENYIORA WON THAT FIGHT FOR THE BALL. AND WITH 10 SECONDS LEFT IN THE HALF, NOW EACH TEAM — AS TUCK KNOCKED IT OUT — EACH TEAM HAS TURNED IT OVER ONCE.>>WHAT A GREAT JOB BY JUSTIN TUCK. THEY’VE JUST NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL HIM. NO MATTER WHERE THEY PUT HIM, HE’S BEEN ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE AND GET PRESSURE ON TOM BRADY. THEY NEEDED A PLAY. JUSTIN TUCK IS ABLE TO PROVIDE IT. AND NOW YOU’VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT THE GIANTS ARE GOING TO AT LEAST TAKE ONE SHOT, TRYING TO GET IN A POSITION TO WHERE THEY CAN ATTEMPT A FIELD GOAL BEFORE THE END OF THE HALF.>>10 SECONDS LEFT. GIANTS HAVE TWO TIME-OUTS REMAINING, JUST SO YOU KNOW. THE BALL IS AT THE NEW ENGLAND 49.>>REALLY REMARKABLE, AS MUCH SUCCESS AS THIS PATRIOT TEAM HAD AGAINST THE GIANTS THE LAST TIME THEY MET, THE GIANTS, DEFENSIVELY, ARE HAVING THEIR WAY RIGHT NOW.>>PATRIOTS COME ON A BLITZ. MANNING OVER THE MIDDLE. AND HE THREW BEHIND STEVE SMITH. FIVE SECONDS LEFT IN THE HALF. AND LET’S GO BACK TO THAT HIT ON TOM BRADY.>>WELL, JUSTIN TUCK, HE HAS BEEN THE MVP OF THIS DEFENSIVE FRONT. NOBODY’S REALLY BEEN ABLE TO BLOCK HIM HERE OVER THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON. HE COMES OFF THE CORNER. AND THEN AS TOM BRADY BRINGS HIS ARM BACK TO DELIVER THE THROW, HE GOES FOR THE FOOTBALL.>>HOW ABOUT HIS NIGHT HERE IN SUPER BOWL XLII? SIX TACKLES, TWO SACKS, AND NOW A FORCED FUMBLE.>>THEY JUST GOT HIM SIGNED UP TO A LONG-TERM DEAL, RIGHTFULLY SO. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE STARTER THIS YEAR HAD MICHAEL STRAHAN NOT COME BACK FOR TRAINING CAMP. AND THIS YEAR THEY’RE HAPPY STRAHAN DID, BUT NOW THEY’VE FOUND THEMSELVES ANOTHER GREAT PLAYER TO RUSH THE PASSER.>>YOU SAW RANDY MOSS, WHO IS DEEP, AS WE EXPECT A HAIL MARY. AND NOW A TIME-OUT IS TAKEN BY NEW ENGLAND. YOU TALK ABOUT PRESSURE ON TOM BRADY. IT HAS BEEN THERE PRETTY MUCH SINCE THE START.>>YEAH, AND WHAT’S BEEN TYPICAL, THOUGH, JOE, IS THEY’VE DONE IT A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS. JUSTIN TUCK, OBVIOUSLY, HAS BEEN A BIG PART. BUT AS WE SAW THERE WITH GIBRIL WILSON. THEY’VE BROUGHT KEVIN DOCKERY. THEY KIND OF DO WHAT THEY DO, AND THEY DON’T WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT THE SKILL PLAYERS. I KNOW WHEN THIS TEAM PLAYED THE DALLAS COWBOYS IN THE DIVISIONAL GAME, DALLAS HAD A BUNCH OF WEAPONS, AND YET THEY STILL CAME AFTER THEM, AND THAT WAS WITH A DEPLETED SECONDARY. AND NOW AGAINST THE BEST OFFENSE IN ALL OF FOOTBALL, THEY’RE FINDING WAYS TO GET PRESSURE, AND THEY DON’T CARE IF AT TIMES THAT MEANS THEY’RE GONNA BE ONE-ON-ONE OUTSIDE.>>STEVE SPAGNUOLO, THEIR DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, SAID, “WE DIDN’T SHOW NEW ENGLAND EVERYTHING, BY THE WAY. WE HAD A POSTSEASON GAME THE NEXT WEEK AGAINST TAMPA BAY, AND WE KEPT SOME THINGS CLOSE TO THE VEST.” THE PATRIOTS ARE SEEING IT ALL TONIGHT. SECOND AND 10. SHOULD BE THE LAST PLAY OF THIS FIRST HALF. THEY ROLL MANNING TO BUY HIM SOME TIME, AND… INTO THE END ZONE. JUMP BALL. INCOMPLETE. AND IN A REMATCH OF A GAME THAT ENDED IN WEEK 17, 38-35 IN FAVOR OF THE PATRIOTS, IT’S 7-3 NEW ENGLAND AT THE HALF IN SUPER BOWL XLII. THE SoBe LIFE WATER HALFTIME REPORT IS COMING UP. TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS WILL BE A PART OF THAT. CURT, TERRY, HOWIE, AND JIMMY. TROY, WE’VE TALKED A LOT ALREADY ABOUT THIS DEFENSE FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS. THIS WAS A RECORD-SETTING OFFENSE IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS FOR NEW ENGLAND DURING THE REGULAR SEASON, BUT WHAT A JOB THEY’VE DONE SO FAR HALFWAY THROUGH THIS GAME.>>UNBELIEVABLE. NEW ENGLAND TAKES THEIR FIRST POSSESSION, THEY GO DOWN AND GET A TOUCHDOWN. AND AFTER THAT, THEY’VE JUST NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO ANYTHING. HELD THEM TO 81 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE HERE IN THE FIRST HALF, A TEAM THAT AVERAGED OVER 400 YARDS OF OFFENSE IN THE REGULAR SEASON. A BIG PART OF THAT, CLEARLY, IS THE PRESSURE THAT THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO GET ON TOM BRADY. YOU CAN TELL THAT HE’S OUT OF HIS RHYTHM. HE’S NOT ABLE TO SET UP AND MAKE THE THROWS. AND ON THE BACK END, THEY’RE DOING A GOOD ENOUGH JOB UNTIL THE PRESSURE CAN GET TO HIM.>>AND THE DEFENSE EVENED UP THE TURNOVER RATIO IN THIS GAME. EACH SIDE NOW HAS TURNED THE BALL OVER ONE TIME. AND THE GIANTS DURING THE REGULAR SEASON, THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS JUST A KILLER FOR NEW YORK. THEY WERE -9 OVERALL IN TURNOVER RATIO. THEY WERE FORTUNATE TO GET ON A COUPLE OF FUMBLES, AND THAT HELPED KEEP THIS SCORE DOWN LIKE IT IS.>>YEAH, AND I THINK THAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE GIANTS, THIS GAME HAS UNFOLDED THE WAY THAT THEY WOULD HOPE THAT IT WOULD. IF THEY HAD BEEN ABLE TO COME AWAY WITH POINTS WHEN THEY GOT DOWN IN THERE, EVEN IF THEY WERE JUST FIELD GOALS, THEY’RE LEADING THIS BALLGAME. BUT I’VE GOT TO BELIEVE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, ALL THE WEAPONS THAT THEY HAVE, THE EXPLOSIVENESS THAT THEY HAVE FROM THE OFFENSIVE STANDPOINT, THAT THEY ARE HAPPY COMING OUT IN THE SECOND HALF WITH WHERE THIS GAME IS.>>WELL, THIS RECORD-SETTING OFFENSE, AS WE TALKED ABOUT JUST A MOMENT AGO, THIS WAS A NEW ENGLAND GROUP THAT PUT UP 589 POINTS DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. THAT’S AN NFL RECORD. TOM BRADY, AN NFL-RECORD 50 TOUCHDOWN PASSES DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. SO FAR THEY’VE BEEN HELD IN CHECK BY THE GIANTS DEFENSE. LET’S GO DOWN TO THE FIELD AND CHRIS MYERS.>>JOE, I JUST WALKED OUT WITH A VERY CALM AND RELAXED BILL BELICHICK. HE SAID, “HEY, IT’S BASIC FUNDAMENTALS. OUR DEFENSE IS DOING SOME OF THE THINGS WE WANTED TO. WE’RE IMPROVING ON THIRD DOWN.” OFFENSIVELY, HE SAID TOM BRADY IS FINE. PROBABLY THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS WHAT THE GIANTS PASS RUSH, WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO HIM UP FRONT. THEIR STARTING RIGHT GUARD, STEPHEN NEAL, UNLIKELY TO PLAY IN THE SECOND HALF. THEY NEED A LITTLE MORE PRODUCTION OUT OF THEIR OFFENSIVE LINE. WHEN I ASKED HIM, “IS THIS THE KIND OF GAME THAT YOUR DEFENSE WILL HAVE TO WIN FOR YOU?” HE SAID, “IT LOOKS THAT WAY.”>>ANOTHER LOOK AT THE RELAXED BILL BELICHICK, AS CHRIS MYERS DESCRIBED HIM. HE WASN’T RELAXED ON WEDNESDAY WHEN HE LIT HIS TEAM UP AFTER A LACKLUSTER PRACTICE THAT WE WITNESSED. HE REALLY LIT INTO THIS TEAM. AND TOM BRADY TOLD US, “THAT REALLY ALLOWS ME TO JUST BE ONE OF THE GUYS. BILL BELICHICK CAN HANDLE THE DISCIPLINE. HE’S RESPECTED IN THIS LOCKER ROOM. THEN I CAN JUST GO — I DON’T HAVE TO BREAK GUYS DOWN AND TRY AND GET THEM TO FOCUS. BELICHICK HANDLES THAT, AND I CAN JUST BE ONE OF THIS ROSTER.” AND YOU GET THE FEELING THAT THIS IS A TEAM THAT WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR TOM BRADY, AND THEY BETTER START DOING SOMETHING AROUND HIM BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT MOVING THE BALL AT ALL.>>WELL, WE’LL SEE WHAT KIND OF ADJUSTMENTS THEY WERE ABLE TO MAKE IN THE FIRST HALF THAT MAY AFFORD TOM BRADY A LITTLE MORE PROTECTION.>>MARONEY ALREADY HAS A 43-YARD RETURN IN THIS GAME. HE TAKES THIS ONE, AND CHASE BLACKBURN MEETS HIM AROUND THE 20. AND THEY’LL MARK HIM AT THE 21. LET’S GO DOWN TO THE FIELD AND PAM OLIVER.>>TOM COUGHLIN SPOKE GLOWINGLY ABOUT HIS DEFENSE. HE SAYS, “WE GOT TO KEEP GETTING THOSE HITS ON TOM BRADY.” OFFENSIVELY, HE WASN’T SO COMPLIMENTARY. HE SAID HE LIKED THE TEMPO, “BUT WE CAN’T GET IN THE GREEN ZONE AND COME AWAY WITH NO POINTS. WE GOT TO SETTLE DOWN IN THERE.” AS FOR SPECIAL TEAMS, HE SAYS, “THAT’S A UNIT THAT WE’VE GOT TO GET SOMETHING FROM. WE NEED A GAME-CHANGING PLAY FROM OUR SPECIAL TEAMS.” BACK TO YOU.>>ALL RIGHT, PAM, THANK YOU.>>YEAH, AND AS FAR AS THE SPECIAL TEAMS GOES, THAT IS THE ONE AREA OF THIS TEAM THROUGHOUT THE PLAYOFFS THAT THEY HAVE GOTTEN A BIG PLAY IN SPECIAL TEAMS. SO FAR, THEY’VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO.>>STARTING AT THEIR OWN 21 UP BY 4. ANOTHER BLITZ FROM THE GIANTS. OVER THE MIDDLE, IT’S WELKER ON THE CATCH AND THEN DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST. FIRST DOWN AT THE 36. A 15-YARD CATCH AND RUN.>>YOU CALLED IT, JOE. THEY BRING GIBRIL WILSON OFF THE DEFENSIVE LEFT SIDE. YOU’RE GONNA SEE HIM HERE. BUT AS A RESULT, THEN YOU GOT OSI UMENYIORA, 72, WHO’S GONNA TRY TO COME UNDERNEATH AND THEN KEEP WES WELKER FROM BEING A FACTOR ON THAT SHORT AND SHALLOW CROSS. YOU JUST CAN’T HAVE IT. AND THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT, WHEN YOU BRING PRESSURE, YOU’RE EXPOSED IN SOME AREA. THAT TIME NEW ENGLAND WAS ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.>>MARONEY. NICE RUN ON FIRST DOWN. PICKS UP 7. JAMES BUTLER ON THE TACKLE. AND WE LOOK AT A FIRST-HALF COMPARISON — WEEK 17 AND THE TOTAL POINTS, THE TOTAL YARDS — COMPARED TO TONIGHT. 3 POINTS FOR THE GIANTS. 7 POINTS FOR THE PATRIOTS. AND SO FAR, IT’S BEEN THE GIANTS WITH MORE TOTAL YARDAGE, BUT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET POINTS AFTER GETTING INSIDE THE 30, EXCEPT FOR THAT FIRST FIELD GOAL. SECOND DOWN AND 3. BRADY. THAT PASS IS TIPPED BY STRAHAN. IT’S AN INCOMPLETE PASS. IT WAS NOT A LATERAL. KEVIN FAULK, THE INTENDED RECEIVER, AND NOW IT’S THIRD AND 3.>>USUALLY, A TACKLE WILL TRY TO TAKE — WELL, HE DID THERE. HE WENT LOW. BUT STRAHAN NOT GOING TO THE GROUND. AND THAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH THAT QUICK SCREEN TO THE WIDE RECEIVER. IF YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO GET THE DEFENSIVE END’S HANDS DOWN, THEN HE’S ABLE TO BAT THE BALL THE WAY THAT STRAHAN WAS ABLE TO THERE. THE PATRIOTS HAVE HAD SOME SUCCESS WITH THAT PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF.>>THIRD DOWN AND 3, AS THE PATRIOTS PLAY WITHOUT THEIR STARTING GUARD, STEPHEN NEAL. UMENYIORA GOT THERE TOO LATE. FIRST DOWN, PATRIOTS. KEVIN FAULK OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. AND UMENYIORA WAS A STEP TOO LATE.>>I’LL TELL YOU, THEY’RE GETTING PLENTY OF HITS ON HIM, THOUGH. UMENYIORA JUST GOES RIGHT AROUND MATT LIGHT. AND YOU’RE RIGHT. IF HE HAD TO HOLD THE BALL ANY LONGER THAN WHAT HE DID THERE, THEY WOULD’VE BEEN ABLE TO COME AWAY WITH THE SACK. BUT YOU LOOK AT KEVIN FAULK. BETWEEN WES WELKER AND KEVIN FAULK, THOSE ARE THE TWO GUYS THAT TOM BRADY IS LOOKING FOR ON THIRD DOWNS MOST OF THE TIME.>>BEEN KNOCKED DOWN EIGHT TIMES. AND THIS IS MARONEY IN THE BACKFIELD. AND UMENYIORA, A LOSS OF 2. FOR OSI UMENYIORA, A PLAY IN THE GAME FOLLOWING AN NFC CHAMPIONSHIP AT GREEN BAY WHERE HE WASN’T MUCH OF A FACTOR.>>THERE’S OSI UMENYIORA. KYLE BRADY TRYING TO MAKE THE BLOCK. AND HE JUST SHEDS HIM. AND OSI UMENYIORA, WHO WAS ABLE TO GET HITS. THIS IS A DEFENSE THAT WAS NOT ABLE TO CREATE A LOT OF SACKS IN THEIR FIRST THREE PLAYOFF GAMES. THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT HERE TONIGHT, BUT THROUGHOUT THAT TIME, THEY WERE GETTING HITS. OSI UMENYIORA PLAYING VERY WELL IN THIS BALLGAME.>>SECOND AND 12. OVER THE MIDDLE. WELKER. MAKES THE CATCH. TAKES A SEAT. PICKED UP 7. YOU COULD HEAR THE POP, AS THEY HIT WELKER HARD OVER THE MIDDLE OF THIS FIELD.>>BUT THE ONE THING ABOUT IT IS HE JUST GETS A FREE RELEASE. HE GOES RIGHT TO THE INSIDE AND THEN SAM MADISON LETS HIM GO. AND WHEN HE PASSES HIM OFF, THERE’S GOT TO BE A LINEBACKER THEN LOOKING UP WES WELKER. I CAN’T IMAGINE A DEFENSE GOING INTO A GAME AGAINST THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AND NOT BEING MORE AWARE OF WES WELKER.>>THIRD DOWN AND 5. ANOTHER BLITZ. BRADY THROWS. FAULK MAKES THE CATCH, BUT HE’S WRAPPED UP SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN. AND A GOOD PLAY BY ANTONIO PIERCE, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER, WHO HOLDS FAULK 2 YARDS SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN.>>WELL, THAT’S A GREAT JOB BY STEVE SPAGNUOLO. AS YOU KNOW, IT’S A MEDIUM-LENGTH CONVERSION IS WHAT NEW ENGLAND’S TRYING TO GET. THEY BRING PRESSURE, FORCE TOM BRADY TO GET THE BALL OUT SHORT, AND NOT ABLE TO THEN MAKE THE CATCH AND GET ENOUGH FOR THE FIRST DOWN.>>I’LL TELL YOU, THE GIANTS WERE JUST FORTUNATE. HERE’S McQUARTERS MAKING THE PLAY. IT LOOKS LIKE BILL BELICHICK WITH THAT CHALLENGE FLAG IN HIS HAND IS THINKING ABOUT CHALLENGING — AND HE IS — CHASE BLACKBURN GETTING OFF THE FIELD IN TIME. AS I SAID GOING TO BREAK — TROY CIRCLES HIM — IF HE DOESN’T GET OFF THE FIELD BEFORE THE SNAP, IT’S 12 MEN ON THE FIELD, AND THE 5-YARD PENALTY IS ENOUGH FOR A FIRST DOWN.>>AND BEFORE BILL BELICHICK DECIDED TO CHALLENGE THAT, HE WAS TRYING TO GET CLARIFICATION DURING THAT TV TIME-OUT AS TO EXACTLY WHAT THE RULE IS BECAUSE HE MAY HAVE HAD ONE FOOT STILL IN THE FIELD OF PLAY BEFORE HE GOT TO THE SIDELINE.>>DURING OUR BREAK, HE WAS TALKING TO LARRY ROSE, THE SIDE JUDGE, ABOUT IT. HERE’S MIKE CAREY.>>NEW ENGLAND IS CHALLENGING THAT THERE WERE 12 MEN ON THE FIELD.>>WE’LL GET THE CALL FROM MIKE CAREY. IT LOOKS, BASED ON THAT REPLAY, LIKE NEW ENGLAND IS GOING TO GET THE PENALTY CALLED AGAINST THE GIANTS AND GET THE BALL BACK.>>AFTER REVIEW, THE GIANTS HAD 12 MEN ON THE FIELD. THAT’S ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION. 5-YARD PENALTY. THE CHALLENGE IS UPHELD. NEW ENGLAND WILL NOT BE CHARGED WITH A TEAM TIME-OUT. IT WILL BE FIRST AND 10 ON THE GIANT 39-YARD LINE ON THIS HASH. FIRST DOWN.>>WELL, MARK THIS TIME DOWN IN YOUR DIARY — 11 MINUTES LEFT IN THE THIRD QUARTER. AND BECAUSE CHASE BLACKBURN COULD NOT GET OFF THE FIELD, THIS HIGH-POWERED NEW ENGLAND OFFENSE GETS A FIRST DOWN BY PENALTY AT THE GIANT 39-YARD LINE.>>AND BILL BELICHICK, HE DOESN’T MISS A TRICK. YOU GOT TO GIVE HIM CREDIT AND HIS STAFF CREDIT FOR SEEING THAT AND THEN BEING ABLE TO CHALLENGE IT AND GET THE BALL BACK. YOU LOOK AT TOM COUGHLIN, AND YOU GOT THE PASS INTERFERENCE ON ANTONIO PIERCE, WHICH SETS UP THAT FIRST TOUCHDOWN FOR THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. AND THEN NOW YOUR DEFENSE DOES A GOOD JOB, STOPS THEM, AND SPECIAL TEAMS, WHICH IS WHERE TOM COUGHLIN THOUGHT THAT THEY WOULD HAVE AN ADVANTAGE, SO FAR IN THIS GAME, IT’S REALLY HURT THEM.>>FIRST DOWN AT THE 39. PLAY-ACTION FROM BRADY, WHO SETS UP A SCREEN FOR MARONEY. AND A GOOD JOB BY PIERCE TO GET OFF A BLOCK AND MAKE A PLAY. GAIN OF ONLY 4. CHASE BLACKBURN IS LEFT TO STAND THERE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT COULD BE A BIG PENALTY AGAINST NEW YORK. SECOND AND 11, AS MATT LIGHT JUMPED.>>FALSE START, OFFENSE, NUMBER 72. 5-YARD PENALTY. IT’S STILL SECOND DOWN.>>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT PENALTIES, TROY, THAT’S WHAT TOM COUGHLIN CAME TO THE GIANTS PREACHING. “WE’RE GONNA BE A LOW-PENALIZED TEAM. WE’RE GONNA TRY AND AVOID INJURIES.” TWO YEARS AGO, THEY SET A FRANCHISE RECORD FOR THE MOST PENALTIES IN A 16-GAME SEASON. THIS YEAR, ONLY 77 PENALTIES, WHICH WAS THE FEWEST IN FRANCHISE HISTORY. SO THAT HASN’T BEEN A PROBLEM IN ’07. IT’S BEEN A PROBLEM TONIGHT. SECOND AND 11. WELKER. WHAT A GOOD PLAY. ROSS, AFTER WEBSTER MADE HIM SHIFT.>>AND THIS WAS THE PART OF THE GAME PLAN FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS WHERE, WHEN WES WELKER GOT THE BALL INTO HIS HANDS, THEY WOULD THEN BE ABLE TO MAKE A PLAY ON HIM AND GET HIM TO THE GROUND. GOOD JOB OF EXECUTION. AND RIGHT NOW THE PATRIOTS JUST REALLY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND THEIR RHYTHM. IT’S SO RARE THAT WE’VE SEEN THIS FROM THEM THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR, AS EXPLOSIVE AS THEY HAVE BEEN IN BEING ABLE TO MOVE UP AND DOWN THE FIELD, BUT EVERY PLAY HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE HERE TONIGHT.>>THIRD DOWN AND 13. PRESSURE ON BRADY. FAULK UNDERNEATH. MAKES THE CATCH… AND FALLS FORWARD FOR A FIRST DOWN. THE HIT BY JOHNSON PUSHED HIM ACROSS THE MARKER. 14 YARDS ON THIRD DOWN.>>IT WAS THE MISSED TACKLE OUT IN THE FLAT. THEY GET THE BALL OUT HERE TO FAULK. AND YOU SEE THERE. JOHNSON, HE MISSES, AND IF HE’S ABLE TO MAKE A TACKLE THERE, THEN THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ARE PROBABLY GONNA TRY TO SETTLE FOR A FIELD GOAL. MAYBE THEY GO FOR IT ON FOURTH DOWN. BUT A GREAT JOB OF RUNNING BY KEVIN FAULK TO PICK UP THAT FIRST DOWN.>>14 YARDS ON THIRD AND 13. MOST CAREER COMPLETIONS ALL TIME IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY, AS MARONEY GOES NOWHERE. REGGIE TORBOR, OUTSIDE LINEBACKER, MADE THE PLAY. IT’S SECOND AND 10.>>THIS IS QUITE A CHALLENGE FOR THIS NEW YORK GIANTS DEFENSE. YOU CONSIDER HOW WELL THEY HAVE PLAYED. I MEAN, STOPPING THE PATRIOTS AT ANY TIME IS PRETTY CHALLENGING, AND THEY’VE DONE A GOOD JOB THROUGHOUT THIS GAME. AND TO BE ABLE TO DO IT AND THEN SEE THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS GET THE BALL BACK, ESPECIALLY WITH THIS KIND OF FIELD POSITION, IF THEY’RE ABLE TO HOLD THEM, THAT’LL BE A MONUMENTAL EFFORT.>>SECOND AND 10. KYLE BRADY, THE TIGHT END, DOESN’T GET MUCH. TORBOR OUT THERE TO MAKE THE STOP. BRADY TO THE 25, A GAIN OF ONLY 3. THIRD AND 7 COMING UP.>>YOUR OFFENSIVE LEADERS FOR THE PATRIOTS. 131 YARDS FOR BRADY. LOOK AT WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MARONEY, WHO HAD REALLY GOTTEN IN A GROOVE. 16 YARDS ON 11 CARRIES. AND WELKER AGAIN THE LEADING RECEIVER.>>AND THE FACT THAT THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO SHUT DOWN LAURENCE MARONEY RUNNING THE FOOTBALL HAS BEEN THE REAL KEY. I MEAN, BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT HAD SUCCESS ON THE GROUND, THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO PIN THEIR EARS BACK AND REALLY COME AFTER BRADY.>>THIRD DOWN AND 7. GOOD JUMP OFF THE LINE BY STRAHAN, WHO GETS THE SACK! BOY, HE CAME FLYING OFF THE BALL, TROY, AT THE SNAP. A LOSS OF 6.>>WELL, HE’S GOT SUCH QUICKNESS COMING OFF THE EDGE. YOU CAN TELL, WORKING ON NICK KACZUR. AND IT WAS JUST NO CONTEST. KACZUR NOT ABLE TO GET OUT OF HIS STANCE IN ORDER TO GET IN FRONT OF MICHAEL STRAHAN. AND A GREAT JOB OF RUNNING TOM BRADY DOWN FROM THE BACK SIDE.>>WELL, NOW THE DEFENSE FOR THE GIANTS GETS ANOTHER CHANCE, AS ON FOURTH AND 13, THE PATRIOTS WILL GO FOR IT. 15 OF 21 IN THIS CATEGORY DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. 1 FOR 1 IN THE POSTSEASON. BRADY GOES TO THE END ZONE FOR GAFFNEY. AND THE GIANTS TAKE OVER. SO NEW ENGLAND GOT ANOTHER CHANCE, BUT SO DID THIS GIANTS DEFENSE. THE PENALTY ON BLACKBURN DOES NOT HURT NEW YORK. IT’S STILL 7-3. AERIAL COVERAGE PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER, OUTSIDE AND UP ABOVE THIS RETRACTABLE-ROOF DOME. MEANWHILE, CONTROVERSIAL DECISION, FOR SURE, BY BILL BELICHICK TO PASS ON A 49-YARD FIELD GOAL BY GOSTKOWSKI, WHOSE CAREER LONG IS 52 YARDS. LAST YEAR IN THE POSTSEASON, MADE A 50-YARDER AT SAN DIEGO. HIS SEASON LONG, HOWEVER, THIS YEAR — 45 YARDS. SO, NO 49-YARD TRY, TROY.>>YOU GOT TO BELIEVE THAT HE DIDN’T HAVE CONFIDENCE HE COULD MAKE IT AND DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE UP FIELD POSITION TO THE GIANTS.>>AS IT IS, THE INCOMPLETION — THEY TURN IT OVER AT THE GIANT 31. AND WE GO BACK TO THAT LAST PLAY, AND, TROY, IT LOOKS LIKE A BIG WEAPON HERE FOR THE PATRIOTS, FAULK — AND HE COMES UP LIMPING, AND YOU WONDER IF IT’S A PULLED HAMSTRING.>>THAT’S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. AND IF HE’S NOT ABLE TO GO OR IF HE’S NOT ABLE TO GO AT FULL SPEED, THAT’S A HUGE LOSS FOR THIS TEAM. NOW, THEY’RE ABLE TO ABSORB IT IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT WHAT WE’VE SEEN OF HIM TONIGHT, HE’S BEEN ONE OF THE FEW GUYS WHO’S BEEN ABLE TO MAKE SOME PLAYS FOR THIS PATRIOT OFFENSE.>>SECOND AND 6 FOR ELI MANNING AND THE GIANTS. THE THROW. TOOMER. OOH, ALMOST BROKE FREE. AS HE GOT OUT OF THE TACKLE BETWEEN HARRISON AND SAMUEL, AMANI TOOMER ALMOST HAD A SHOT AT TAKING IT DOWN THE SIDELINE.>>YEAH, IT’S A SIMPLE CURL ROUTE HERE AGAINST ASANTE SAMUEL. AND DOES A GOOD JOB. ELI MANNING PUTTING IT ON HIS OUTSIDE SHOULDER AWAY FROM COVERAGE. HERE, AMANI TOOMER, WHO HAD HIS KNEE RECONSTRUCTED LAST YEAR, FINALLY HAS STARTED TO FEEL PRETTY GOOD ONCE HE’S GOTTEN INTO POSTSEASON PLAY. HE’S HAD A VERY GOOD POSTSEASON. ON FIRST DOWN, BRADSHAW. DOESN’T GO DOWN EASY. PICKS UP 2. NFL.com IS THE ONLY PLACE ONLINE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF SUPER BOWL XLII. GAME HIGHLIGHTS EXCLUSIVELY AT NFL.com. AND NOW WE’LL SEE HOW THIS NEW ENGLAND DEFENSE RESPONDS. THE NUMBER-FOUR DEFENSE IN THE NFL AND, I THINK, TROY, A GROUP THAT GETS OVERLOOKED WITH ALL THAT THE OFFENSE DID DURING THE REGULAR SEASON.>>YEAH, AND WHEN WOULD YOU THINK THAT A BILL BELICHICK-COACHED TEAM WOULD EVER HAVE A DEFENSE THAT’S OVERLOOKED? AND I THINK IT SPEAKS TO HOW GREAT THE OFFENSE HAS BEEN. AND THE DEFENSE, YOU’RE RIGHT, THEY’VE BEEN SPECTACULAR THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.>>SECOND AND 8. MANNING THROWS. AND TOOMER WITH THE CATCH. FORWARD PROGRESS TO THE 45-YARD LINE, AND IT DEPENDS ON THE SPOT. MIKE CAREY’S GONNA CALL FOR A MEASUREMENT.>>THAT’S GONNA BE A CLOSE ONE THERE, AS TO WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS ABLE TO GET ENOUGH YARDAGE. HE’S RIGHT ON THE LINE. BUT YOU GOT TO LIKE WHAT ELI’S DOING RIGHT NOW. COMES BACK WITH THE EXACT SAME THROW, THE ROUTE THAT AMANI TOOMER HAD JUST A COUPLE OF PLAYS AGO AND JUST ENOUGH TO PICK UP THE FIRST DOWN. FOR A DEFENSE WITH NEW ENGLAND THAT HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING THROUGHOUT THE REGULAR SEASON AND HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING IN POSTSEASON PLAY, THE GIANTS HAVE BEEN EXCEPTIONAL HERE TONIGHT ON THIRD DOWNS.>>TOOMER, A TORN ACL LAST YEAR. PRIOR TO THAT, HAD REALLY BEEN A SECURITY BLANKET FOR ELI MANNING, BUT THIS YEAR HAD A TOUGH TIME HANGING ON TO THE BALL. MADE A TOUGH CATCH THERE, AFTER GETTING A HIT FROM THAT MAN, SAMUEL. IT’S FIRST AND 10 FROM THE 45. PLAY-ACTION FROM MANNING, WHO HAS ALL DAY. DOWN THE MIDDLE FOR BURRESS INCOMPLETE. ASANTE SAMUEL ON COVERAGE, AND HE HAD HELP.>>JOE, THEY WANT TO — THEY TRY TO TAKE THE SHOT OVER THE TOP TO PLAXICO BURRESS. BUT WATCH AMANI TOOMER. THEY WERE SO CONCERNED ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH BURRESS THAT HE RUNS A SQUARE-IN HERE, AND THERE WAS NOBODY AROUND HIM. THAT’S AN 18-YARD GAIN MINIMUM, IF THEY’RE ABLE TO GET THE BALL INTO HIS HANDS. THEY WANTED TO TAKE A SHOT. IF HE’S ABLE TO GET A LITTLE MORE ON IT, MAYBE THEY GET IT. BUT THEY MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A REAL EASY COMPLETION THERE TO TOOMER.>>ASANTE SAMUEL, A FREE AGENT TO BE. ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NFL. SECOND AND 10. A HAND-OFF TO BRADSHAW. AND BRADSHAW IS WRAPPED UP EVENTUALLY BY RODNEY HARRISON. LET’S GO DOWN TO CHRIS MYERS.>>IN CASE IT COMES UP LATER, WE CHECKED WITH THE MEDICAL STAFF ON THE PATRIOT BENCH, AND THE KICKER, STEVEN GOSTKOWSKI, IS PHYSICALLY FINE. HE WAS HITTING 50-YARDERS IN PREGAME. IT’S NOT UNCOMMON AT THAT PART OF THE FIELD OF THE PATRIOTS FOR THEM TO GO FOR IT, SO THEY FELT THEY HAD A PLAY THAT WORKED AND OBVIOUSLY MORE CONFIDENCE THERE. AND KEVIN FAULK, WHO WENT TO THE LOCKER ROOM WITH A LEG INJURY, HAS COME BACK ON THE PATRIOT BENCH.>>THIRD DOWN AND 6 HERE FOR THE GIANTS. MANNING HANGS IN. AND INCOMPLETE FOR BURRESS. GOOD COVERAGE BY RANDALL GAY.>>IT WAS A GOOD STOP THERE FOR THE PATRIOTS DEFENSIVELY. THEY WENT TWO-DEEP, MAN-UNDER COVERAGE. AND THERE YOU GOT RANDALL GAY ON BURRESS. AND IT LOOKED LIKE, MAYBE IF THE BALL HAD BEEN THROWN A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THE INSIDE, HE MIGHT’VE HAD A SHOT. BUT THAT’S GREAT COVERAGE RIGHT THERE BY RANDALL GAY. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET SOME PLAYS ON HIM EARLIER IN THE FIRST HALF. DOES A NICE JOB THERE WITH A KEY STOP FOR THIS PATRIOTS DEFENSE.>>41-YEAR-OLD JEFF FEAGLES. HITS A SPIRAL TOWARD THE SIDELINE. LET’S SEE WHERE THEY MARK IT. ANOTHER GOOD JOB BY FEAGLES. LAST TIME THE PATRIOTS HAD IT, THEY PASSED ON THE 49-YARD FIELD-GOAL TRY. 14-PLAY, 48-YARD DRIVE THAT COVERED OVER 8 MINUTES OFF THE CLOCK — CAME AWAY WITH NOTHING. WORST STARTING FIELD POSITION FOR NEW ENGLAND IN THIS GAME. AND THAT CALL COULD GO EITHER WAY.>>FALSE START, OFFENSE, NUMBER 84. HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL. STILL FIRST DOWN.>>THEY CALLED IT ON WATSON, BUT WATCH ACROSS FROM WATSON, AS THAT MOVEMENT CAUSED IT ON THE PART OF THE GIANTS. BUT WATSON BACKS HIS TEAM UP. AND THEY MOVE IT TO THE 5-YARD LINE. FIRST AND 15. 19 OF THE FIRST 41 PLAYS FOR ZERO OR NEGATIVE YARDAGE FOR THIS ATTACK FOR THE PATRIOTS. PRESSURE ON BRADY, AND THE BALL IS TIPPED AS HE GOT RID OF IT. KAWIKA MITCHELL WAS COMING ON A BLITZ.>>RIGHT NOW NEW ENGLAND JUST CANNOT DO ANYTHING TO SLOW DOWN THIS PASS RUSH OR THE BLITZES OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS. YOU’RE GONNA SEE KAWIKA MITCHELL JUST COME RIGHT OVER THE MIDDLE. THEY PUT JUSTIN TUCK OVER THE NOSE. THEY GET THOSE GUYS OCCUPIED. AND THEN THEY BRING KAWIKA MITCHELL RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE ON TOM BRADY.>>SO FAR FOR MITCHELL — SIX TACKLES AND A SACK. AND HE WAS REALLY THE ONLY FREE AGENT OF NOTE THAT THIS GIANTS TEAM ADDED OVER THE OFF-SEASON. SECOND AND 15. BRADY THROWS. WELKER WITH A BIG CATCH FOR NEW ENGLAND. THEY WRESTLE FOR THE FOOTBALL. AND THAT SIMULTANEOUS CATCH WOULD GO TO THE OFFENSE. FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND. 16-YARD COMPLETION.>>WELL, WHAT A HUGE FIRST DOWN THERE FOR THE PATRIOTS, BACKED UP ON THEIR OWN GOAL LINE, AND LONG-DOWN SITUATION. AND, AGAIN, WELKER’S JUST ABLE TO COME OFF THE BALL, AND THEY’RE NOT CHALLENGING HIM TOO MUCH AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. AND YOU GIVE A GUY LIKE HIM A FREE RELEASE — GREAT HANDS THERE, BEING ABLE TO CATCH A BALL THAT WAS THROWN BEHIND HIM.>>HE IS JUST FANTASTIC. 5’9″, 185, ADJUSTING ON THAT BALL. HE’S GOT GREAT, QUICK FEET. AT ONE POINT OF HIS LIFE, HE WAS A SOCCER PLAYER, AND IT HAS PAID OFF IN HIS ESTIMATION. MARONEY OVER THE RIGHT SIDE. PICKS UP 9. KAWIKA MITCHELL ON THE TACKLE. WE GO DOWN TO PAM OLIVER.>>JOE, THE GIANTS ARE WORKING HARD TO HELP THE PLAYERS AVOID CRAMPS. WHEN I WAS STANDING OUTSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM AT HALFTIME, I SAW SOMEONE RUSH IN A BOX OF BANANAS. THEY’VE ALSO PUT PLENTY ON THE SIDELINE TO GET THE PLAYERS SOME POTASSIUM. JAY ALFORD, THE GIANTS BACKUP DEFENSIVE TACKLE, HAS ALREADY FALLEN VICTIM TO CRAMPS. THE BUILDING IS PRETTY HUMID. IT’S COMFORTABLE BUT HUMID.>>THANK YOU, PAM. SECOND AND 1. MARONEY, LEFT SIDE. NOWHERE TO GO. BACK TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. MAYBE PICKED UP HALF A YARD. AND THEN IT DEPENDS ON THE SPOT. THEY’RE GONNA GIVE HIM ENOUGH FORWARD PROGRESS, IT APPEARS, FOR A FIRST DOWN. BUT NO SIGNAL YET. AND NOW THERE IS FROM MIKE CAREY. FIRST DOWN. AND THERE ARE SOME OF THE BANANAS, TRYING TO STAY HYDRATED AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BEAT WHAT IS A RATHER HUMID NIGHT INSIDE THIS BUILDING.>>AND I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, JOE, AS WELL AS THE GIANTS HAVE PLAYED DEFENSIVELY HERE TONIGHT, YOU JUST WONDER HOW LONG ARE THEY GONNA BE ABLE TO HOLD UP? THEY’VE NOT GOTTEN A LOT OF HELP FROM THE OFFENSE. THE PATRIOTS ARE STILL LEADING THIS BALLGAME. AND YOU JUST SENSE THAT, AT SOME POINT, THE PATRIOTS ARE GONNA BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.>>HERE’S WELKER WITH A CATCH. INTO GIANTS TERRITORY TO THE 49. 19 YARDS FOR WES WELKER… WHO BEAT AARON ROSS ON THE PLAY.>>WELL, THIS IS THE GUY THAT TOM BRADY’S BEEN LOOKING FOR ALL SEASON LONG, AND THEN AGAIN HERE TONIGHT. HE COMES OFF, AND HE’S JUST — YOU JUST CAN’T MATCH UP WITH HIM WITH ONE GUY. AARON ROSS. THEY’VE TRIED KEVIN DOCKERY. AND HE’S SO QUICK, HE’S SO GOOD AT RUNNING ROUTES, THAT HE’S ABLE TO GET TO THE INSIDE. EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T WANT HIM TO GET TO THE INSIDE, YOU TRY TO KEEP HIM FROM GETTING IN THERE, HE CAN USE A HEAD FAKE AND GET ACROSS THE FIELD AND THEN PINPOINT ACCURACY THERE BY BRADY.>>PATRIOTS STARTING TO MOVE THE BALL NOW. THE 49 OF THE GIANTS. FIRST DOWN. BRADY TO THE SIDELINE. THAT ONE GOT AWAY. TOOK OFF OUT OF HIS HAND AND OVER THE HEAD OF WELKER, WHO WAS OPEN.>>YOU CAN TELL THAT BALL, IT CAME OUT HIGH, AND IT LOOKED LIKE, BECAUSE OF HIS REACTION, THAT A ROUTE WAS RUN THAT WAS NOT THE RIGHT ROUTE. AND CLEARLY UPSET ABOUT WHAT JUST HAPPENED THERE ON THAT PLAY.>>IT’S MATT LIGHT AGAIN WHO MOVED.>>FALSE START, OFFENSE, NUMBER 72. 5-YARD PENALTY. IT’S STILL SECOND DOWN.>>THE WORD IS, THE SIDELINE FOR THE GIANTS IS WORKING ON COREY WEBSTER. AND THERE HE IS. HE HAS BEEN BRILLIANT IN THE POSTSEASON. TWO INTERCEPTIONS DURING THE POSTSEASON. HE HAD THE ONE IN OVERTIME AT GREEN BAY THAT SET UP THE GAME-WINNING FIELD GOAL. HE WAS THE FIRST PICK OF THE SECOND ROUND BY THESE GIANTS IN 2005. SECOND AND 15. PLAY-ACTION. BRADY. AIRS IT OUT DOWN THE FIELD. AND EVEN WITH THE CONTACT, LOOKING FOR RANDY MOSS, INCOMPLETE. JUSTIN TUCK WITH LATE PRESSURE ON BRADY.>>WELL, BRADY’S TRYING TO GET THE BALL INTO RANDY MOSS’ HANDS. YOU SEE HE’S BY THE CORNER IMMEDIATELY. NOW YOU’RE ONE-ON-ONE ON A SAFETY. GOES BY HIM. AND TOM BRADY WOULD’VE BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT BALL WHERE IT NEEDED TO BE, BUT AGAIN, HE GETS HIT JUST AS HE’S LETTING THAT BALL GO. SO MANY TIMES YOU TALK ABOUT, “WELL, THEY’RE ROLLING COVERAGE TO RANDY MOSS.” BUT HE’S SO FAST THAT HE CAN GET BY A CORNER WITHIN 5 YARDS, AND NOW HE’S ONE-ON-ONE ON A SAFETY. AND THAT’S A MISMATCH. BUT THEY’VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT COVERAGE TONIGHT.>>THIRD DOWN AND 15. THEY FAKE THE HAND-OFF. THEY THROW IT TO STALLWORTH. MADISON GETS OFF A BLOCK AND HELPS ON THE TACKLE. IT’S FOURTH DOWN. BUTLER ON THE STOP. AND WITH 3 SECONDS LEFT IN THIS THIRD QUARTER… THE CLOCK WILL WIND. IT’LL BE FOURTH DOWN WHEN WE START THE FOURTH QUARTER. WE GO TO THE FOURTH QUARTER, AND HANSON WILL PUNT IT. McQUARTERS IS WAITING DEEP FOR THE GIANTS. 7-3, NEW ENGLAND. GOOD SNAP. THE PUNT OVER THE HEAD OF McQUARTERS AND INTO THE END ZONE. SOME OF THE CELEBRITIES WHO ARE HERE TONIGHT. LL COOL J. KATE HUDSON, KURT RUSSELL. JORDIN SPARKS, WHO DID A GREAT JOB WITH OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM. GISELE BUNDCHEN. AND FRANK CALIENDO, WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO FREAK OUT HIS KIDS EVERY MORNING BY WAKING THEM UP TO A DIFFERENT VOICE. AND THEN PEYTON MANNING, OF COURSE, WHO WON IT LAST YEAR OVER CHICAGO, WATCHING HIS LITTLE BROTHER, ELI, TAKE PART IN THIS, SUPER BOWL XLII. THE 10 COMBINED POINTS THROUGH THREE QUARTERS, THE SECOND FEWEST IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY. SUPER BOWL IX, PITTSBURGH AND MINNESOTA — 9 POINTS. MANNING OVER THE MIDDLE. PASS IS CAUGHT! KEVIN BOSS! TRIPPED UP AT THE 35 BY HARRISON.>>WELL, THEY HAD A GREAT POCKET IN FRONT OF ELI MANNING. YOU’RE GONNA SEE HE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO THROW THE FOOTBALL. IT’S OFF PLAY-ACTION. THEY GET THE LINEBACKERS THEN SUCKING UP, WHICH IS WHAT OPENS THAT LANE THEN THERE FOR BOSS. YOU SEE THE ROUTE THAT HE RUNS, A WELL-RUN ROUTE. HE SHAPES IT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. ELI MANNING THROWS IT PERFECTLY. YOU LOOK AT WHAT THIS ROOKIE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS POSTSEASON. THERE’S REALLY SOME GREAT CHEMISTRY FOR NO MORE THAN THEY HAVE PLAYED BETWEEN ELI MANNING AND KEVIN BOSS. HE LIKES THE WAY HE RUNS ROUTES. HE TURNS THE BALL LOOSE ON TIME.>>THAT WAS GOOD FOR 45 YARDS. FIRST DOWN AT THE 35-YARD LINE, AS BRADSHAW IS TRIPPED UP. KNOCKED DOWN JUST OUTSIDE THE 31. JEREMY SHOCKEY IS HERE TONIGHT. AND HIS STOMACH’S GOT TO BE ALL TORN UP, AS HE’S WATCHING HIS TEAMMATES TAKE PART IN THIS SUPER BOWL. AND HE’S NOT AVAILABLE WITH A BROKEN LEG. WATCHING HIS UNDERSTUDY, KEVIN BOSS, COME UP WITH A 45-YARD CATCH.>>WELL, THERE ARE SOME THAT HAVE SUGGESTED THAT THEY’RE A BETTER FOOTBALL TEAM WITH KEVIN BOSS AND NOT JEREMY SHOCKEY. I DISAGREE WITH THAT. I THINK JEREMY SHOCKEY IS AN EXPLOSIVE PLAYER THAT DEFENSES HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT. BUT KEVIN BOSS HAS STEPPED IN, AND HE’S DONE A NICE JOB.>>SECOND AND 7. HAND-OFF IS TO BRADSHAW. AND AHMAD TO THE 29-YARD LINE. GOOD FOR 3. THIRD DOWN COMING UP. THE LEADERS FOR THE GIANTS PRIOR TO THIS THIRD DOWN AND 4. ELI MANNING. HE AND HIS OFFENSIVE TEAMMATES WENT DOWN AND GOT 3 POINTS TO START THE GAME AND NOTHING SINCE.>>I THINK IT’LL BE INTERESTING HERE, IF THEY ARE ABLE TO GET ANY KIND OF YARDS BUT COME UP SHORT, WHETHER TOM COUGHLIN WOULD TAKE THE FIELD GOAL OR WHETHER OR NOT HE WOULD MAYBE GO FOR IT ON FOURTH DOWN.>>THIRD AND 4. MANNING SLINGS IT TO STEVE SMITH. FIRST DOWN AT THE 12.>>WELL, HE SURE DOESN’T PLAY LIKE A ROOKIE, DOES HE? IT’S AMAZING THAT A GUY WHO MISSED AS MUCH TIME AS HE HAS THIS YEAR AND HAS JUST BEGUN PLAYING AGAIN OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS HAS BEEN ABLE TO HAVE THE IMPACT THAT HE’S HAD FOR THIS FOOTBALL TEAM. RUNS A GREAT ROUTE, GETS INSIDE OF THE COVERAGE. ELI MANNING KNEW EXACTLY WHERE HE WANTED TO GO WITH THE FOOTBALL, AND WHEN HE KNOWS THAT, HE DELIVERS THE BALL VERY, VERY WELL.>>SMITH PLAYED IN TWO BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. WELL SCHOOLED COMING OUT OF USC. HAND-OFF TO BRADSHAW. PUSHES THE PILE DOWN NEAR THE 5. A GAIN OF 7.>>JOE, I THINK WE NEED TO GIVE SOME CREDIT TO THIS OFFENSIVE LINE AND THE JOB THAT THEY HAVE DONE. FOR THE MOST PART, THEY’VE KEPT ELI MANNING UPRIGHT AGAINST AN AWFULLY GOOD DEFENSIVE FRONT AND LINEBACKER CORPS FOR THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. AND THEN THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO A GOOD JOB IN THE RUNNING GAME FOR AHMAD BRADSHAW, NOT UNLIKE WHAT THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR MOST OF THE SEASON. THIS IS A GROUP THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE OVERLOOK. THEY DON’T HAVE ANY REAL BIG NAMES UP THERE THAT DRAW A LOT OF MEDIA ATTENTION, BUT THEY HAVE PLAYED WELL, NOT JUST THIS YEAR, BUT FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.>>SECOND AND 3. PLAY-ACTION. OVER THE MIDDLE! TOUCHDOWN, GIANTS. DAVID TYREE.>>WATCH WHERE ELI MANNING IS ABLE TO PUT THIS THROW. ANYTHING LESS THAN A PERFECT THROW THERE COULD VERY EASILY HAVE BEEN INTERCEPTED BY ASANTE SAMUEL. THAT’S A GREAT DRIVE FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS.>>GIANTS HAVE REGAINED THE LEAD. 10-7, THE GIANTS LEADING HERE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. DAVID TYREE, WHO DID NOT HAVE A TOUCHDOWN ALL SEASON LONG — REGULAR SEASON, POSTSEASON. HE’S BEEN TO A PRO BOWL AS A SPECIAL-TEAMS STANDOUT. JUST MADE THE BIGGEST CATCH OF HIS LIFE. AND NOW LAURENCE MARONEY TRYING TO GET IT STARTED FOR THE PATRIOTS. PENALTY FLAG COMES FLYING IN, AS MARONEY GOT IT OUT TO THE 33-YARD LINE. AND DAVID TYREE MADE THAT TACKLE.>>DURING THE RETURN, HOLDING BY THE RECEIVING TEAM, NUMBER 71. 10-YARD PENALTY. FIRST DOWN.>>AFTER A HOLD ON RUSS HOCHSTEIN ON THAT RETURN BY MARONEY, UNDER 11:00 TO PLAY. DAVID TYREE, WHO MADE THE TACKLE ON THAT LAST KICK RETURN AFTER THE TOUCHDOWN CATCH, HUFFING AND PUFFING OVER ON THE BENCH, WONDERING IF HIS TOUCHDOWN WILL BE THE DIFFERENCE IN SUPER BOWL XLII. LET’S GO BACK TO THE PENALTY. RIGHT THERE…BY 71, HOCHSTEIN. MOVES IT BACK TO THE 11 INSTEAD OF THE PATRIOTS STARTING AT THEIR OWN 33. BRADY THROWS FOR RANDY MOSS. HIS SECOND CATCH. AND MOSS IS OUT TO THE 28. 17 YARDS FROM TOM BRADY.>>WELL, THEY CONTINUE TO ROLL COVERAGE TO RANDY MOSS. BUT THIS TIME HE COMES OFF. HE’S ABLE TO RUN JUST A LAZY SLANT ROUTE. AND THEN OFF THE ACTION IN THE BACKFIELD WITH TOM BRADY, IT OPENS UP THE LANE IN ORDER FOR HIM TO PUT IT ON HIM. YOU GOT TO BELIEVE THAT, IF THE PATRIOTS ARE GONNA BE ABLE TO HAVE ANY KIND OF SUCCESS MOVING THE FOOTBALL, THAT RANDY MOSS IS GONNA HAVE TO START HAVING A BIGGER ROLE.>>KEVIN FAULK IS BACK IN THERE NEXT TO BRADY. PASS IS CAUGHT BY WELKER. MAKING HIS MOVES. MATT LIGHT GOT OUT THERE AND THREW A BLOCK, AND WELKER PICKS UP 3. MADISON ON THE TACKLE. THIS DRIVE STARTING AT THE 11. IT’S THE THIRD TIME IN THE LAST FOUR DRIVES THAT NEW ENGLAND HAS STARTED INSIDE THEIR OWN 12. SECOND AND 7. YOU GO BACK TO WEEK 17. PATRIOTS TOOK THE LEAD AT 11:06 OF THE FOURTH QUARTER. GIANTS TRYING TO REVERSE IT HERE TONIGHT, AT 11:05 TAKING THE LEAD, REGAINING THE LEAD, 10-7. UMENYIORA CAN’T GET HOME. AND MOSS WAS OPEN. BRADY OVERTHREW HIM. TOM BRADY HAS BEEN UNDER FIRE ALL NIGHT, AND HE HAS BEEN HIT A LOT. AND NOW THIRD AND 7. BRADY UNDER PRESSURE AGAIN. STAYS ON HIS FEET. INCOMPLETE. LOOKING FOR WELKER. NO FLAG.>>YOU’RE GONNA SEE OSI UMENYIORA BEING ABLE TO GET THE PRESSURE HERE. THEY’RE JUST NOT ABLE TO GIVE HIM ANY HELP. YOU’D LIKE TO KEEP A BACK IN THERE AND HELP OUT, BUT BECAUSE THE GIANTS ARE BRINGING BLITZERS INSIDE, YOU CANNOT GIVE HELP TO MATT LIGHT. AND THEN BECAUSE THE THROW WAS COMING LATE, THEY WERE FORTUNATE THERE. DOCKERY IN COVERAGE. BUT SAM MADISON CAME FROM THE OUTSIDE AND ALMOST INTERCEPTED THAT BALL.>>HANSON TO PUNT WITH 9:30 LEFT. GOOD PUNT. McQUARTERS STAYS IN BOUNDS. AND THEY’RE GONNA MARK HIM OUT AT THE 29. A COMPARISON OF THE TWO QUARTERBACKS. BRADY HAS COMPLETED 21, THROWN FOR 195. THE QUARTERBACK RATING ABOUT EVEN. THE ONLY STAT THAT MATTERS IN THIS SUPER BOWL XLII IS 10-7, GIANTS ON TOP WITH 9:20 LEFT. ELI MANNING WAS 3 FOR 3 FOR 67 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN ON THAT LAST DRIVE, AS BRANDON JACOBS RUNS INTO A PILE AND PICKS UP A YARD. AND SO, NOW, AS WE’VE TALKED SO MUCH, TROY, ABOUT THE GIANTS DEFENSE, THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS NEW ENGLAND DEFENSE TO COME UP WITH A STOP, AS THE GIANTS TRY AND CHEW UP SOME OF THIS CLOCK.>>WELL, THERE’S NO DOUBT. YOU LOOK AT THE SCORE IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW. AND THE LAST THING THEY CAN HAVE HAPPEN IS FOR THE GIANTS TO METHODICALLY MOVE THE FOOTBALL DOWN THE FIELD. THEY COME AWAY WITH A TOUCHDOWN. NOW YOU’VE GOT REAL PROBLEMS. IT’S A TWO-POSSESSION GAME. SO THIS IS A CRITICAL POSSESSION FOR BOTH TEAMS. THEY’RE NOT GONNA BE GIVEN THAT MANY MORE OPPORTUNITIES, BOTH TEAMS, TO HAVE THE FOOTBALL AND DO SOMETHING WITH IT.>>SECOND DOWN AND 9. MANNING IN TROUBLE. SPINS OUT OF IT. DUMPS IT OFF FOR BURRESS AND MISSED HIM. HE WAS WIDE OPEN. ELI MANNING KNOWS HE MISSED A BIG ONE, AS PLAXICO BURRESS HAD NO ONE AROUND HIM.>>YEAH, BURRESS LET UP JUST A LITTLE BIT, JOE. IT WAS A GOOD JOB OF BURRESS RECOGNIZING THAT ELI WAS OUTSIDE THE POCKET. SCRAMBLE RULES THEN APPLY, AND THE GUY ON THE OUTSIDE TAKES IT UP THE SIDELINE, WHICH IS WHAT BURRESS DOES. BUT HE THROTTLED IT DOWN, AND ELI THOUGHT THAT HE WAS GONNA KEEP RUNNING. BUT YOU’RE RIGHT. THAT WOULD’VE BEEN A HUGE GAIN, IF THEY’RE ABLE TO GET THE BALL INTO HIS HANDS.>>INSTEAD, THE INCOMPLETION STOPS THE CLOCK AT 8:24, AND IT’S THIRD AND 9.>>I’M NOT SO SURE HE DOESN’T EVEN SCORE IF HE CATCHES THAT BALL.>>A BLITZ FROM THE PATRIOTS. MANNING OVER THE MIDDLE FOR TOOMER. AND AMANI TOOMER IS A YARD SHY OF A FIRST DOWN. TOM COUGHLIN WILL SEND HIS PUNT TEAM ONTO THE FIELD AND WATCH HIS DEFENSE GO BACK TO WORK. IT’S FOURTH AND 1.>>WELL, GOOD FORTUNE THERE FOR THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS DEFENSIVELY THAT THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO COMPLETE THE PASS THERE TO PLAXICO BURRESS. BUT HAVING SAID THAT, A GOOD STOP. WHEN YOUR DEFENSE COMES OUT, YOU GOT TO MAKE A STOP AND GET THE BALL BACK INTO YOUR OFFENSE’S HANDS. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID.>>THAT’S A SURE-HANDED, SOLID TACKLE BY RODNEY HARRISON, WHICH AVOIDED AN EXTRA YARD AND A FIRST DOWN. AND NOW WHISTLES STOP PLAY. AND IT’S A CLOCK ISSUE, AS THEY NOW WIND THE CLOCK. AND THAT STOPPED, AND NOW IT STARTS UP AGAIN. WHAT THE GIANTS CAN DO IF THEY WANT IS LET ANOTHER 19 SECONDS ELAPSE OFF THE GAME CLOCK. THAT’S HOW MUCH TIME’S LEFT ON THE PLAY CLOCK. AND INSTEAD THEY SNAP IT WITH 13 SECONDS LEFT. FEAGLES HITS IT. AND A FAIR CATCH CALLED FOR JUST INSIDE THE 20 BY WELKER. WE AT FOX SPORTS SALUTE JOHN JOHNSON, WHO SINCE 1948 — 60 YEARS — HAS BEEN A GIANTS ATHLETIC TRAINER ON THE SIDELINE, TAPING ANKLES, DOING EVERYTHING THAT TRAINERS DO TO GET THESE PLAYERS READY. AND HE WILL HANG IT UP AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SUPER BOWL. WHILE THE GIANTS LEAD IT BY 3 POINTS. JOHN MARA… WATCHING FROM A LUXURY SUITE WHILE HIS DEFENSE IS BACK ON THE FIELD. WHAT A JOB THEY’VE DONE TONIGHT. QUICK THROW — LOW. AND CAUGHT BY WELKER. OUT TO THE 25-YARD LINE. A GAIN OF 5. MITCHELL ON THE TACKLE FOR THE GIANTS.>>THEY’RE DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB OF GETTING PRESSURE ON TOM BRADY THAT HE IS VERY QUICK TO GET THE BALL OUT. HE JUST KNOWS THAT HE’S NOT GONNA BE AFFORDED ANY TIME TO BE ABLE TO SIT BACK THERE AND FIND ANYBODY DOWN THE FIELD. IF HE HAD HAD MORE TIME THROUGHOUT THIS GAME, THERE’S SOME THINGS THAT THEY COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY GOT TO WITH RANDY MOSS THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF EVEN THE ROLLED COVERAGE IN HIS DIRECTION. BUT THIS DEFENSIVE PASS RUSH HAS BEEN RELENTLESS.>>THE TOUCHDOWN CAME ON THEIR FIRST DRIVE FOR NEW ENGLAND. HERE’S MOSS. THIRD CATCH. MAKES A MOVE. HAS A FIRST DOWN. WELKER LEADS THE WAY WITH NINE CATCHES FOR NEW ENGLAND. AND THAT TIME TOM BRADY HAD A LITTLE TIME TO FIND THE OPEN RECEIVER.>>YEAH, THEY DID A GOOD JOB OF SHORING UP THE MIDDLE THERE WITH JUSTIN TUCK TRYING TO COME UP INSIDE. AND THEN RANDY MOSS — I MEAN, THERE’S VERY FEW COVERAGES THAT HE IS EVER GONNA GET THAT HE HASN’T SEEN. YOU TALK TO BILL BELICHICK, HE SAID HE’S THE SMARTEST WIDE RECEIVER THAT HE’S EVER COACHED — THERE’S NOT A ROUTE THAT HE CAN’T RUN OR A BALL THAT HE CAN’T CATCH.>>MARONEY OVER THE LEFT SIDE. GETS TO THE EDGE. STAYS ON HIS FEET AND IS OUT OF BOUNDS RIGHT AT THE MARKER. THEY’LL MARK HIM HALF A YARD SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN. PICKED UP 9-PLUS. BUTLER THERE TO FORCE HIM OUT. TROY, TOM BRADY HAS 28 CAREER GAME-WINNING DRIVES TO LEAD HIS TEAM TO A VICTORY FROM A FOURTH-QUARTER DEFICIT OR TIE, AND HE’S DONE IT IN ALL THREE SUPER BOWLS THAT HE’S WON. YOU CAN GO TO nfl.com AFTER THE GAME FOR LIVE, EXCLUSIVE POSTGAME COVERAGE, GAME HIGHLIGHTS, INTERVIEWS, ANALYSIS AND MUCH MORE. ONLY AT nfl.com. ON SECOND AND 1. WELKER OVER THE MIDDLE. DOWN INSIDE THE 45-YARD LINE OF THE GIANTS TO THE 43. 10th CATCH FOR WES WELKER.>>AND MOST OF THE CATCHES THAT HE HAS MADE JUST HAVE BEEN VERY EASY RECEPTIONS ON HIS PART. AARON ROSS IS IN MAN COVERAGE ON HIM. AND HE JUST STAYS OFF — I GUESS JUST WORRIED THAT HE’S GONNA BE ABLE TO RUN BY HIM OR HE’S EXPECTING SOME INSIDE HELP. BUT WHATEVER IT WAS, THERE WAS A HUGE VOID THERE IN THAT AREA WHERE WES WELKER WAS. IF THERE’S A VOID IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD, WES WELKER’S GONNA FIND IT.>>UMENYIORA JUST GASSED. COMING OFF THE FIELD. TOM BRADY 3 FOR 3 ON THIS DRIVE. BRADY TO THE SIDELINE. HITS FAULK, WHO’S FORCED OUT BY PIERCE AFTER A GAIN OF 4.>>WELL, NOW YOU’RE FINALLY STARTING TO SEE NEW ENGLAND GET INTO SOME KIND OF RHYTHM. AND AS YOU SAID, JOE, THIS IS NOT UNCHARTED TERRITORY FOR THEM. YOU THINK BACK TO THE SUPER BOWL GAMES THAT THEY’VE BEEN A PART OF, SOME OF THE PLAYOFF GAMES, BUT ALSO THIS YEAR. THE PRESSURE MOUNTED EACH AND EVERY WEEK FOR THEM TO GO OUT AND FIND A WAY TO WIN GAMES. THEY DID THAT AGAINST PHILADELPHIA LATE. THEY DID THAT AGAINST BALTIMORE. THEY HAVE BEEN BATTLE-TESTED IN THESE SITUATIONS.>>PART OF THE REASON WHY BRADY HAS TIME MIGHT BE THAT THIS DEFENSIVE LINE AND PASS RUSH IS WORN OUT — AS WELKER MAKES THE CATCH AND HAS A FIRST DOWN INSIDE THE 30! 10 YARDS. CATCH NUMBER 11 FOR THE DYNAMIC WES WELKER.>>YEAH, IT JUST GOES BACK TO WHAT STEVE SPAGNUOLO SAID THE OTHER DAY — THAT “WE HAVE GOT TO BE ABLE TO GET WES WELKER ON THE GROUND WHEN HE CATCHES THE BALL.” HE CAME INTO THE GAME — THIS SEASON HE LED THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN YARDS AFTER THE CATCH. AND THEY, FOR THE MOST PART, HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT — PARTICULARLY ON THIS DRIVE.>>THIRD CATCH ON THIS DRIVE FOR WELKER. FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND. FOUR-MAN RUSH. BRADY THROWS LOW FOR STALLWORTH. YOU KNOW WHAT’S AT STAKE. THE PATRIOTS — 18-0 ON THE SEASON. TRYING FOR THE SECOND PERFECT SEASON IN NFL HISTORY. AND TOM BRADY, WITHIN THAT — AS YOU LOOK AT HIS NUMBERS — IS TRYING TO WIN HIS FOURTH SUPER BOWL, WHICH WOULD TIE TERRY BRADSHAW AND JOE MONTANA FOR THE MOST SUPER BOWL WINS EVER BY A STARTING QUARTERBACK. SO FAR HE’S 3 FOR 3. BUT HAVING TO COME FROM BEHIND HERE TONIGHT LATE. SECOND AND 10. PLAY-ACTION. BRADY. LOBS IT FOR MOSS. AND MOSS IS TACKLED INSIDE THE 20. FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND. ANTONIO PIERCE ON THE STOP.>>YEAH, THAT’S THAT AREA OF THE FIELD WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THE BALL INTO THE HANDS — THAT’S PLAY-ACTION THERE TO LAURENCE MARONEY. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, YOU’RE ABLE TO GET THE LINEBACKERS UP. THEY’VE HAD SOME SUCCESS OFF THE PLAY-ACTION. AND IT CREATES THAT LANE FOR TOM BRADY TO BE ABLE TO GET THE BALL INTO HIS HANDS.>>AND NOW TUCK HAS TO COME OFF AND CATCH HIS BREATH. FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND. OVER THE MIDDLE. THERE’S FAULK. FIRST DOWN INSIDE THE 10. BUTLER ON THE TACKLE. A GAIN OF 12. AND NOW FRED ROBBINS CAN’T GET UP.>>YOU’LL SEE WES WELKER. HE JUST COMES UP. OR EXCUSE ME — KEVIN FAULK. HE JUST COMES UP AND THEN RUNS AN OPTION ROUTE. SO HE’S RUNNING AN OPTION ROUTE ON ANTONIO PIERCE. YOU SEE THE MOVE THAT HE’S ABLE TO MAKE ON HIM THERE. IT’S JUST NOT MUCH OF A MATCHUP FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS TRYING TO STOP KEVIN FAULK, WHO RUNS ROUTES BASICALLY LIKE A WIDE RECEIVER.>>SO MUCH LEFT TO BE DETERMINED IN THIS GAME. 10-7, THE GIANTS LEAD. 3:12 LEFT. BRADY — 7 FOR 8 FOR 65 YARDS ON THIS DRIVE. THREE TO WELKER, TWO TO FAULK, TWO TO RANDY MOSS. THEY FAKE THE DELAYED HAND-OFF. BRADY THROWS. HE HAD MOSS OPEN AND MISSED HIM. SECOND AND GOAL.>>PRETTY GOOD PLAY FAKE THERE BY TOM BRADY. THEY’RE TRYING TO WORK THE BACK LINE IN THE SLOT. HE COMES BACK LATE TO RANDY MOSS. HAD HIM OPEN. YOU SEE COREY WEBSTER, THE MOVE THAT MOSS WAS ABLE TO PUT ON HIM. BUT TOM JUST RUSHED THAT THROW. THERE’S GAFFNEY. THAT’S WHERE THEY WERE TRYING TO GO WITH THE FOOTBALL. JUST GOOD COVERAGE. THEY THOUGHT OFF THE PLAY-ACTION THEY COULD GET NOT ONLY LINEBACKERS BUT SAFETY AS WELL TO BITE ON THE ACTION.>>SECOND AND GOAL. A BLITZ. BRADY THROWS BEHIND WELKER. IT’S THIRD AND GOAL. WITH 2:45 REMAINING IN THIS GAME. AND JAMES BUTLER CAN’T GET UP. NOT ONLY IS THE LEFT FOREARM OR WRIST A PROBLEM FOR BUTLER, BUT YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THESE DEFENSIVE PLAYERS FOR THE GIANTS WHO HAVE BEEN OUT THERE QUITE A BIT TONIGHT AND HAVE DONE A TERRIFIC JOB ARE HAPPY FOR THIS LITTLE BREAK TO CATCH THEIR BREATH.>>YEAH, NO QUESTION. YOU LOOK AT TOM BRADY HERE. IT’S REMARKABLE HOW COOL AND CALM HE IS WHEN THE GAME’S ON THE LINE. ON THE BIGGEST STAGE. WE TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE COMEBACKS THAT HE’S BEEN A PART OF IN THESE SUPER BOWLS AND PLAYOFF GAMES. BUT YOU WATCH HIM ENOUGH TIMES — IT’S AMAZING. THEY’RE DOWN 3 POINTS. AND YOU DON’T KNOW THAT YOU’RE GONNA GET ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO COME AWAY WITH ANY MORE POINTS OR ANOTHER DRIVE, AND YET HE’S OUT THERE THROWING IT JUST LIKE WE’VE SEEN IF THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN LEADING BY 14.>>THIS WILL BE THE 12th PLAY OF THE DRIVE. 10 PASSES AND 1 RUN. SO THE RUN ISN’T WORKING, AND THEY’VE ALL BUT ABANDONED IT DOWN THE STRETCH. AND NOW THEY’RE FACED WITH THIRD AND GOAL WITH THE BALL JUST INSIDE THE 7. AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN — BRADY, 28 CAREER GAME-WINNING PERFORMANCES TO LEAD HIS TEAM TO A VICTORY FROM A FOURTH-QUARTER DEFICIT OR TIE, AND HE ACCOMPLISHED THAT IN ALL THREE OF HIS SUPER BOWL WINS TO THIS POINT. IT’S THIRD DOWN AND GOAL. BRADY THROWS. MOSS — TOUCHDOWN! [ CROWD CHEERING ] A METHODICAL DRIVE PUT TOGETHER BY THE GAME’S BEST. TOM BRADY. PATRIOTS LEAD BY 4. THESE TWO HOOKED UP A RECORD 23 TIMES DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. AND NOW THIS TO TAKE A FOURTH-QUARTER SUPER BOWL LEAD.>>WELL, COREY WEBSTER WAS IN TROUBLE AS SOON AS HE STARTED BACKPEDALING OFF THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. THEY DOUBLED WES WELKER ON THE INSIDE, AND THEY LEFT COREY WEBSTER ONE-ON-ONE ON RANDY MOSS. AND IT JUST WASN’T A MATCH. COREY WEBSTER, YOU SAID IT, JOE — THE GUY’S BEEN TERRIFIC THROUGHOUT THE POSTSEASON. HE’S BEEN PHENOMENAL. HE’S MADE A LOT OF BIG PLAYS. BUT JUST NOT ABLE TO MATCH UP ONE-ON-ONE ON RANDY MOSS IN THAT SITUATION DOWN THERE IN THE GOAL LINE.>>YOU SAW JUNIOR SEAU, WHO UNRETIRED TWO YEARS AGO. HE LOST SUPER BOWL XXIX WITH SAN DIEGO TO THE 49ers 13 YEARS AGO. HE WAS INJURED LAST YEAR WITH A BROKEN FOREARM, AND NOW HERE HE IS WITH HIS TEAM UP BY 4 WITH 2:42 LEFT AND THE GIANTS ABOUT TO GET IT BACK WITH ALL THREE OF THEIR TIME-OUTS REMAINING. HOW ABOUT THAT FOR THE GIANTS?>>I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT ELI MANNING AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HE’S BEEN ABLE TO DO IN THOSE SITUATIONS, I THINK THAT HE REALLY TENDS TO SHINE IN THE NO-HUDDLE. WHEN HE’S ABLE TO CALL THE PLAYS, HE IS VERY GOOD AT IT FOR THE MOST PART.>>HIXON ON THE RETURN. HE HAD A TOUCHDOWN RETURN ON A KICK AGAINST NEW ENGLAND DURING THE REGULAR SEASON — AS RAY VENTRONE MAKES THE PLAY AFTER JUST A 14-YARD RETURN. HE CAME IN LIKE A MISSILE.>>THAT WAS A GREAT JOB BY NEW ENGLAND WITH THEIR KICKOFF COVERAGE TEAM, NOT WANTING TO GIVE GOOD FIELD POSITION TO THE NEW YORK GIANTS. THEY NEEDED TO HAVE A PLAY, AND THEY WERE ABLE TO GET ONE.>>THEY MARK HIXON DOWN AT THE 17-YARD LINE. AND HERE COMES ELI MANNING, TRYING TO ANSWER TOM BRADY.>>EVERY QUARTERBACK DREAMS OF BEING IN THIS POSITION — THE SUPER BOWL ON THE LINE, DOWN 4 POINTS, TRYING TO TAKE YOUR TEAM DOWN AND WIN THE GAME.>>EXTRA MEN ON THE RUSH, AS THE PASS IS COMPLETE TO TOOMER. HE’S GOT A FIRST DOWN WITH AN 11-YARD GAIN FROM ELI MANNING.>>THE GOOD THING FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS IS THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME. THEY’RE GONNA GET THE 2-MINUTE WARNING. THEY STILL HAVE ALL OF THEIR TIME-OUTS. AND THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T SEE THEM IN ANY BIGGER HURRY THAN WHAT THEY ARE RIGHT NOW.>>LOW SNAP. MANNING OVER THE MIDDLE. TOO HIGH FOR PLAXICO BURRESS, WHO HAS ONLY ONE CATCH ALL NIGHT. HE’S THEIR BIG-PLAY THREAT. BEEN BOTHERED BY AN ANKLE AND NOW AND KNEE. AND HE HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN BY THIS NEW ENGLAND DEFENSE.>>THIS WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A DANGEROUS THROW WHERE HE PUT THAT ONE WITH… YOU GOT MERIWEATHER, WHO’S COMING DOWN ON IT AS WELL. ANY TIME YOU START THROWING THE BALL OVER THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD LIKE THAT A LITTLE BIT LATE, GENERALLY SOME BAD THINGS CAN HAPPEN.>>SECOND AND 10. 4 SECONDS AWAY FROM THE 2-MINUTE WARNING. MANNING BACKPEDALING AS HE THROWS. HIGH AND INCOMPLETE. HARRISON MAKING A PLAY ON THE BALL. PASS INTENDED FOR BURRESS. AERIAL COVERAGE TONIGHT PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER. HERE AT SUPER BOWL XLII, IT’S A 4-POINT GAME. TOM BRADY JUST TOOK THE PATRIOTS DOWN THE FIELD, TROY, AND NOW WE SEE WHAT THE RESPONSE WILL BE FROM THE GIANTS OFFENSE AND ELI MANNING.>>YEAH, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A BIG DOWN, BUT IT’S A BIG DOWN — IF THEY GET THE FIRST DOWN, OBVIOUSLY, THEY KEEP IT, BUT IF THEY DON’T AND THEY’RE ABLE TO GET SOME BIG YARDS AND JUST SHORT OF THE FIRST DOWN, THEN I THINK TOM COUGHLIN’S GONNA BE FACED WITH A DECISION. NOW, THEY DO HAVE THREE TIME-OUTS LEFT. IF THEY DON’T THINK IT’S REALISTIC THAT THEY CAN CONVERT THEN ON FOURTH, I GOT TO BELIEVE THAT THEY’RE GONNA PUNT. BUT WHAT HAPPENS ON THIS PLAY, EVEN IF THEY DON’T GET A FIRST DOWN, IS GONNA BE BIG IN DETERMINING WHAT THEY DO ON FOURTH DOWN.>>THIRD DOWN AND 10. ANOTHER LOW SNAP. MANNING BACKPEDALING. COMPLETES TO TOOMER. AND IT DEPENDS ON THE SPOT.>>AND IN THIS SITUATION, I KNOW AS A QUARTERBACK YOU WANT A MEASUREMENT ON THIS TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT YOU GOT THE FIRST DOWN.>>MIKE CAREY HAS INITIALLY SIGNALED FOURTH DOWN, BUT HE WILL GRANT A MEASUREMENT. IT’S CLOSE ENOUGH. IT LOOKS LIKE ON OUR LINE, WHICH IS UNOFFICIAL, AS YOU SEE THE REPLAY OF IT — OUR LINE IS UNOFFICIAL — THAT TOOMER WAS JUST INCHES SHORT. HE’S SHORT BY THAT MUCH. AND HERE IS THAT DECISION. IT’S FOURTH DOWN.>>AND THEY’RE GONNA GO FOR IT. AND I THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT DECISION. [ CHUCKLES ] YOU GET HERE, YOU HAVE ONE SHOT AT IT. YOU’D LIKE TO THINK THAT, FOURTH AND 1 WITH THE GAME ON THE LINE, THAT YOU CAN COME UP WITH THE NECESSARY YARDS TO PICK THIS UP.>>IN SLOW MOTION — SUPER-SLOW-MOTION REPLAY OF THE CATCH BY TOOMER. HERE WE GO. BRANDON JACOBS. LOOKED LIKE HE GOT IT WITH THAT LAST EFFORT WITH HIS RIGHT ARM.>>I’M NOT SO SURE THAT IF THEY’RE NOT GONNA MEASURE HERE YOU DON’T CALL TIME-OUT IF YOU’RE THE GIANTS TO PRESERVE SOME TIME.>>1:22 LEFT. THEY DO STOP THE CLOCK. THEY HAVE NOT SIGNALED THAT IT’S A GIANT TIME-OUT. AND MIKE CAREY SIGNALS FIRST DOWN. SO BY THIS LAST EFFORT WITH THE RIGHT ARM, JACOBS GOT IT.>>AND THEY BENEFITED BY THE FACT THAT MIKE CAREY HAD TO LOOK AND DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY PICKED UP THE FIRST DOWN. THE CLOCK NOW IS — THEY STILL HAVEN’T STARTED IT UP. IT LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD STARTED THE CLOCK. BUT THAT KEPT THE GIANTS FROM HAVING TO BURN A TIME-OUT.>>THEY ACTUALLY PUT TIME BACK ON THE CLOCK — 6 SECONDS — AS MANNING STEPS UP… AND IS BROUGHT DOWN BY ADALIUS THOMAS FROM BEHIND. THE BALL CAME OUT. AND THE GIANTS KEEP IT. A 5-YARD RUN BY ELI MANNING, AND THE GIANTS KEEP THE FOOTBALL. ADALIUS THOMAS CAUGHT UP TO ELI MANNING.>>YEAH, AND YOU SEE THAT ELI’S LOOSE WITH THE BALL AS HE’S RUNNING OUT. ADALIUS THOMAS, WHEN HE WAS COMING IN BEHIND HIM, HE WAS TRYING TO GO FOR THE FOOTBALL TO GET IT LOOSE. YOU SEE THERE HOW ELI MANNING’S THEN ABLE TO RECOVER — THIS THING’S IN THE BACK OF HIS LEGS ONCE HE GOES TO THE GROUND.>>MANNING HAD IT. LOST IT WHEN HE HIT THE GROUND. AND TOM COUGHLIN ALL THE WAY OUT ONTO THE FIELD TO SIGNAL FOR THE TIME-OUT. LET’S TALK ABOUT COUGHLIN. HERE’S A GUY WHO BASICALLY AT THE END OF AN 8-8 YEAR LAST YEAR AND A LOSS IN THE WILD-CARD ROUND TO THE EAGLES HAD TO GO IN AND TELL THE POWERS THAT BE WITH THE GIANTS WHY HE SHOULD KEEP HIS JOB. THEY START 0-2 THIS SEASON. THEY’RE LOSING BIG AT WASHINGTON, WEEK 3. THERE’S BEEN A LOT SAID AND DONE ABOUT THE TURNAROUND. THEY WIN SIX STRAIGHT. THEY’RE A NUMBER-FIVE SEED HERE IN THE SUPER BOWL. HE HAS DONE A BRILLIANT JOB, AND THESE GUYS HAVE COMPLETELY BOUGHT IN AS HE HAS TAKEN THEM TO THE SUPER BOWL.>>YOU LOOK AT WHAT HE DID WHEN HE WAS AT BOSTON COLLEGE, WHAT HE DID FOR THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS. HE’S WON EVERYWHERE HE’S BEEN. IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HE WAS ABLE TO DO IT HERE.>>TIME ALMOST RAN OUT ON THEM. SECOND DOWN AND 5. MANNING HIT AS HE LET IT GO. AND ASANTE SAMUEL CAME CLOSE TO A GAME-ENDING INTERCEPTION.>>THAT’S ABOUT AS DEMONSTRATIVE AS YOU’RE GONNA SEE ELI MANNING. IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING ELSE ON THE OUTSIDE ON THAT ROUTE. ELI — HE’S GONNA GET SOME PRESSURE. YOU GOT RODNEY HARRISON COMING OFF THE EDGE. HE FLOATS IT UP. BUT I DON’T KNOW IF HE THOUGHT THAT TYREE WAS GONNA TAKE IT A LITTLE BIT DEEPER OR SHOULD HAVE TAKEN IT DEEPER. BUT THEY’RE FORTUNATE THAT SAMUEL DIDN’T INTERCEPT THAT ONE.>>THIRD DOWN AND 5. PRESSURE FROM THOMAS OFF THE EDGE. ELI MANNING STAYS ON HIS FEET. AIRS IT OUT DOWN THE FIELD. IT IS CAUGHT BY TYREE! INSIDE THE 25. AND A TIME-OUT TAKEN.>>OH, MY GOSH. THIS BALL IS THROWN, AND TYREE JUST GOES UP FOR IT LIKE A BASKETBALL PLAYER. HARRISON TRYING TO KNOCK IT DOWN. AND ELI MANNING — I DON’T KNOW HOW HE GOT OUT OF THERE. I THOUGHT HE WAS ON THE GROUND, AND THEN HE CAME OUT OF THE PILE AND JUST SLINGS IT. THAT’S A GREAT CATCH BY DAVID TYREE.>>AND NOW WITH 59 SECONDS LEFT, THE GIANTS NEEDING A TOUCHDOWN. THE BALL IS AT THE NEW ENGLAND 24. PRESSING IT AGAINST HIS HELMET AS HE GOES TO THE GROUND AND NOT DROPPING IT IS DAVID TYREE, WHO HAS THE ONLY TOUCHDOWN TONIGHT FOR THE GIANTS.>>WELL, RODNEY HARRISON WAS IN POSITION BEHIND TYREE. AND WHEN THE BALL CAME OUT, IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS GONNA BE OVERTHROWN AND THAT RODNEY HARRISON WAS GONNA HAVE AN EASY INTERCEPTION. AND DAVID TYREE WENT UP AND SOMEHOW WAS ABLE TO MAKE THE CATCH. AND THAT WAS AFTER SOMEHOW ELI MANNING WAS ABLE TO AVOID THE SACK.>>32-YARD COMPLETION TO TYREE ON THIRD AND 5. FIRST DOWN AT THE 24. FOUR-MAN RUSH. ELI MANNING. ADALIUS THOMAS… BRINGS DOWN MANNING. NO GAIN, AS MANNING GOT BACK TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE AND THE GIANTS USE THEIR FINAL TIME-OUT WITH 50 SECONDS REMAINING.>>YEAH, THAT ONE HURT. ADALIUS THOMAS IS ABLE TO COME AROUND THE EDGE. HE’S BEEN WORKING DAVID DIEHL PRETTY GOOD THROUGHOUT THIS GAME. HE COMES UNDERNEATH. AND ELI MANNING JUST HUNG IN TO THE POCKET A LITTLE BIT TOO LONG. SOMETIMES YOU START GETTING A FALSE SENSE OF PROTECTION. AND ONCE THAT CLOCK GOES OFF IN YOUR HEAD, YOU GOT TO GET OUT OF THERE. AND HAD HE HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF THE POCKET SOONER THAN WHAT HE DID, HE HAD SOME OPEN SPACE TO PICK UP A PRETTY GOOD GAIN. BUT BECAUSE HE GOES DOWN, THEN THEY’RE HAVING TO BURN THEIR LAST TIME-OUT.>>IT’S SECOND DOWN AND 11… AS THEY MARKED MANNING DOWN AT THE 25. ELI MANNING TONIGHT — 17 OF 31, 230 YARDS. A TOUCHDOWN, AN INTERCEPTION. SACKED THREE TIMES. KNOCKED DOWN FOUR TIMES.>>AND ALL MICHAEL STRAHAN AND ANTONIO PIERCE CAN DO IS STAND THERE AND WATCH.>>SAME WITH BRADY ON THE OTHER SIDELINE. THOMAS COMING AGAIN. THIS ONE FLUTTERS UP. AND SOMEHOW NEARLY CAUGHT BY TYREE, WHO LOST IT ON HIS WAY TO THE GROUND. IT’S THIRD AND 11.>>HERE ON THIS POSSESSION THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO GET SOME PRESSURE ON ELI MANNING. THERE’S TYREE. AND THE BALL CAME OUT AFTER HE GOT HIT. YOU’RE RIGHT — HE ALMOST ABLE TO MAKE THE CATCH. BUT RIGHT NOW I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD TIME FOR A SCREEN. AS MUCH PRESSURE AS WHAT THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO GET ON ELI, THEY HAVEN’T RUN MANY SCREENS HERE TONIGHT. I KNOW THEY’VE GOT AN INSIDE SCREEN TO BRANDON JACOBS THAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL FOR THEM, BUT IT MIGHT HELP NEUTRALIZE SOME OF THIS RUSH.>>THIRD DOWN AND 11. MANNING TO THE SIDELINE. COMPLETES. AND STEVE SMITH IS OUT OF BOUNDS RIGHT AT THE MARKER.>>STEVE SMITH DOING A GREAT JOB OF KNOWING EXACTLY WHERE HE WAS ON THE FIELD AND BEING ABLE TO CATCH THAT BALL, STAY IN BOUNDS, WATCH WHERE HE IS THERE, AND KNOW EXACTLY WHERE HE HAD TO GET TO, TO GET THE FIRST DOWN BEFORE GOING OUT OF BOUNDS AND BEING ABLE TO STOP THE CLOCK. GREAT PLAY, GREAT AWARENESS BY A YOUNG PLAYER.>>SO SMITH GOT THE FIRST DOWN. THE BALL INSIDE THE 14. 39 SECONDS LEFT. MANNING LOBS IT. BURRESS ALONE! TOUCHDOWN, NEW YORK! [ CROWD CHEERING ] 17-14, GIANTS.>>JOE, YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ROUTE HERE BY PLAXICO BURRESS. A GREAT JOB. ELLIS HOBBS IN COVERAGE. HE STARTS TO THE INSIDE JUST ENOUGH TO SELL THE SLANT, AND THEN HE GOES TO THE CORNER. THEY CALL THAT THE SLANT-AND-GO ROUTE — “SLUGGO” ROUTE. AND IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY. ELI MANNING PUTS A LITTLE PUMP FAKE ON HIM TO GET HIM TO BITE AND THEN GOES TO THE CORNER. I TELL YOU, PEYTON MANNING, WHEN ELI MANNING TALKED TO HIM ABOUT “GOT ANY ADVICE FOR ME?” PEYTON MANNING SAID, “I THINK YOU’RE BEYOND ME GIVING YOU ANY MORE ADVICE.” AND THAT SHOT OF PEYTON MANNING — AS MUCH AS THAT WIN LAST YEAR FOR THE COLTS AND HIM WINNING HIS FIRST SUPER BOWL A YEAR AGO — I GET THE FEELING HE’S A LITTLE HAPPIER TONIGHT THAN WHAT HE MIGHT HAVE EVEN BEEN BACK THEN.>>PLAXICO BURRESS HAD BEEN HELD DOWN ALL NIGHT. AS BIG A REASON WHY THE GIANTS GOT PAST THE PACKERS IN THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WITH HIS 11 CATCHES, 151 YARDS… DID NOT HAVE A CATCH THE ENTIRE SECOND HALF. TWO ALL NIGHT. BUT NONE BIGGER IN HIS CAREER. WITH 35 SECONDS LEFT, THE GIANTS LEAD BY 3. HOWEVER, TOM BRADY AND THIS PATRIOTS OFFENSE WILL HAVE ALL THREE OF THEIR TIME-OUTS REMAINING, NEEDING A FIELD GOAL TO TIE. MARONEY ON THE RETURN. GETS TO THE 25, AND THAT’S ALL, AS ZAK DeOSSIE — HIS DAD, STEVE, WAS A STARTING LINEBACKER FOR THE GIANTS IN SUPER BOWL XXV — IS DOWNFIELD TO MAKE THE TACKLE. AND WITH 29 SECONDS LEFT…>>[ CHUCKLES ]>>…HERE COMES TOM BRADY.>>AND THESE WILL BE THE LONGEST 29 SECONDS OF ELI MANNING’S LIFE. AND 29 SECONDS WITH THREE TIME-OUTS IS AN ETERNITY FOR TOM BRADY.>>FOR A 52-YARD FIELD GOAL, THE PATRIOTS WOULD HAVE TO GET IT TO THE 34-YARD LINE OF THE GIANTS. ON FIRST DOWN. GAFFNEY, THE INTENDED RECEIVER. INCOMPLETE. AARON ROSS WAS IN COVERAGE. 25 SECONDS LEFT. AT STAKE IS THE PERFECT SEASON — 18-0. AT STAKE FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS — THEIR THIRD SUPER BOWL WIN. TOM COUGHLIN FINALLY GETTING PAST THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO GET TO THE SUPER BOWL. WE’VE SEEN THREE LEAD CHANGES HERE IN THIS FINAL QUARTER. SECOND AND 10. BRADY GOES DOWN! JAY ALFORD! A ROOKIE. AND THE PATRIOTS TAKE THEIR FIRST TIME-OUT WITH 19 SECONDS LEFT.>>YEAH, ANOTHER ROOKIE FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS. YOU THINK ABOUT STEVE SMITH, AHMAD BRADSHAW — NOW JAY ALFORD. HE COMES RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. THEY’VE BEEN ROTATING THESE DEFENSIVE LINEMEN THROUGHOUT THE GAME, KEEPING THEM FRESH. BRINGING IN JAY ALFORD, JUSTIN TUCK. OSI UMENYIORA. AND THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THE PRESSURE ON BRADY AS A RESULT OF KEEPING THESE GUYS FRESH AND COMING AFTER HIM.>>STEVE SPAGNUOLO, WHO JUST BACKED OUT OF THE PICTURE — HIS DEFENSE CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL. BILL BELICHICK GOT THE CLEVELAND BROWNS HEAD COACHING JOB MAINLY OFF HIS EFFORTS AND THE GIANTS DEFENSIVE EFFORTS IN SUPER BOWL XXV IN THAT VICTORY OVER BUFFALO, SLOWING DOWN JIM KELLY AND COMPANY. SPAGNUOLO HAS DONE A BRILLIANT JOB TO THIS POINT. THIRD AND 20. BRADY ROLLS. HEAVES. MOSS DOWNFIELD. BROKEN UP BY WEBSTER. 10 SECONDS LEFT. AND COREY WEBSTER’S OUTSTANDING POSTSEASON CONTINUES.>>YEAH, THEY MOVE TOM BRADY SO THAT HE CAN BUY SOME TIME TO ALLOW MOSS TO GET DOWN THE FIELD. AND YOU JUST RUN OUT OF ARM STRENGTH. AS YOU CAN TELL, RANDY MOSS — HE HAD A COUPLE STEPS, AND HE STILL HAD SOMETHING LEFT. HE COULD HAVE GONE AFTER THAT BALL IF IT WAS ABLE TO GET OUT FURTHER IN FRONT OF HIM. BUT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A 70-, 75-YARD THROW. I DON’T CARE WHO YOU ARE — TOM BRADY CAN THROW IT AS WELL AS ANYBODY, BUT IT JUST GOT OUT OF REACH FOR HIM.>>AND SO NOW EVEN WITH THE CLOCK STOPPED WITH 10 SECONDS, BRADY SPENDS THE SECOND TIME-OUT OF THE HALF FOR NEW ENGLAND. BRADY STEPS UP. THROWS. DOWNFIELD. BROKEN UP. 2 SECONDS LEFT, AS THE GIANTS TAKE OVER! THEY RUN OUT THE CLOCK. THEY PUT 1 SECOND BACK ON THE SCOREBOARD. BILL BELICHICK IS WILLING TO JOG OUT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. AGAIN, 1 SECOND IS REMAINING ON THE SCOREBOARD. THE CELEBRATION STARTED… AND NOW WILL STOP, AS ELI MANNING AND THE OFFENSE IS TRYING TO GET EVERYBODY OFF THE FIELD. THERE IS 1 SECOND LEFT ON THE SCOREBOARD.>>GOOD LUCK GETTING EVERYBODY OFF THIS FIELD.>>I MEAN, THERE ARE FANS OUT THERE. THERE ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS. AND THIS OFFICIATING CREW IS TRYING SOMEHOW TO RESTORE ORDER BEFORE ELI MANNING GETS ONE LAST SNAP AND KNEELS DOWN TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL. BILL BELICHICK IS LEAVING THE FIELD. AND NOBODY FROM NEW ENGLAND RIGHT NOW IS OUT ON THE FIELD — JUST THE GIANTS OFFENSE. NOW A COUPLE OF DEFENSIVE PLAYERS TRICKLE ON. THE OFFICIAL WORD FROM THE NFL IS A PLAY HAS TO BE RUN. BUT IT APPEARS IT WILL BE RUN WITH BILL BELICHICK UP THE TUNNEL. AND THE NEW YORK GIANTS… 1 SECOND AWAY FROM PULLING OFF THIS UPSET. ELI MANNING — 19 OF 34, 255 YARDS, TWO TOUCHDOWNS. ONE TO TYREE, ONE TO BURRESS. ONE INTERCEPTION. TOOMER — SIX CATCHES. THE GIANTS DEFENSE — FIVE SACKS. THE GIANTS HAVE WON THE SUPER BOWL! DOWN THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THAT IS PAM OLIVER. PAM.>>YEAH, JOE, WITH ALL THE CONFETTI AND PLAXICO BURRESS. PLAXICO, YOU DID YOUR THING, COMING UP CLUTCH FOR YOUR TEAM WHEN THEY NEEDED IT MOST. HOW ON EARTH DOES THIS FEEL?>>MAN, IT’S THE GREATEST FEELING IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. FOR US TO COME OUT HERE AND WIN A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, TONIGHT, NOBODY GAVE US A SHOT. I MEAN, CAN SOMEBODY GIVE OUR DEFENSE SOME CREDIT? THEM GUYS WENT OUT THERE AND PLAYED PHENOMENAL. WE JUST HUNG IN THERE ON OFFENSE, KEPT EXECUTING, NEVER GOT DOWN ON OURSELF. AND IT CAME DOWN TO ONE PLAY, AND WE MADE IT.>>CHRIS SNEE GAVE YOU THE BIGGEST COMPLIMENT. I SAID, “WHO’S THE MVP?” AND HE SAID, “IT’S PLAXICO BURRESS. HE’S BEEN HURT ALL YEAR.” HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO MUSTER UP JUST EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO NOT ONLY BE EFFECTIVE BUT JUST HUGE FOR YOUR TEAM?>>I GOT TO GIVE CREDIT TO GOD, I MEAN, FOR HIM TO BE BRINGING ME OUT HERE EVERY SUNDAY, KEEPING ME HEALTHY, JUST HEALTHY ENOUGH TO GO OUT AND COMPETE. AND I JUST SAID, “GOD, IF I CAN GO OUT HERE TONIGHT AND COMPETE, I’LL JUST BE SO THANKFUL.” BUT FOR US TO COME OUT HERE AND GET A WIN, MAN… IT JUST MEANS SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU, PLAXICO.>>WHAT DO WE DO NOW?! [ LAUGHS ]>>WE JUST TAKE IT ALL IN. TAKE IT ALL IN, BOYS.>>JEFF FEAGLES TAKING IT ALL IN WITH HIS FAMILY. ELI MANNING WINNING THE SUPER BOWL A YEAR AFTER HIS BIG BROTHER PEYTON WON THE SUPER BOWL WITH THE COLTS.>>YOU GUYS GOT TO BACK OUT, PLEASE.>>WATCH OUT. DON’T GET RUN OVER. IT WILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY, AS THE GIANTS WIN IT BY 3. WELL, YOU HEARD PLAXICO BURRESS, BEFORE EMOTIONS GOT THE BETTER OF HIM, SAYING NOBODY GAVE THIS GIANTS TEAM ANY CREDIT OR ANY HOPE COMING IN. WE HAD SEEN TOO MUCH DURING THE POSTSEASON WITH THE THREE WINS AT TAMPA, AT DALLAS, AND THEN AT GREEN BAY, TO WRITE THEM OFF. AND THEY PLAYED A BRILLIANT BALLGAME HERE TONIGHT.>>THERE’S NO QUESTION, JOE.>>I KNOW COMING INTO THE GAME WE THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS A CHANCE THIS COULD BE A HECK OF A FOOTBALL GAME, AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE THAT BECAUSE ALL THE THINGS THAT HAD TO HAPPEN FOR THE GIANTS REALLY HAPPENED. DEFENSIVELY, THEY WERE SPECTACULAR IN GETTING AFTER TOM BRADY, PRESSURING HIM, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY HAD. AND WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT ELI MANNING? WHEN THE GAME WAS ON THE LINE AND HE HAD TO TAKE THE TEAM DOWN THE FIELD AND SCORE A TOUCHDOWN TO PUT THEM AHEAD, HE WAS ABLE TO DO THAT. FOR A GUY WHO’S BEEN SO HEAVILY SCRUTINIZED THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, THIS SEASON, HAS THE BIG GAME THE LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON AGAINST THE PATRIOTS. THAT GETS HIM ON TRACK GOING INTO THE PLAYOFFS. HE’S BEEN BRILLIANT. AND IT’S A GREAT WIN, OBVIOUSLY, FOR THIS NEW YORK GIANTS FRANCHISE.

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  1. 11:08 – Patriots stop Giants on 3rd down to force FG attempt

    21:25 – Patriots’ Laurence Maroney scores on 1-yard rush TD

    27:40 – Eli Manning is intercepted by Elli Hobbs in the Red Zone

    35:15 – Tom Brady is Sacked by Justin Tuck on 3rd Down

    40:51 – Adalius Thomas Sacks Eli Manning and sends the Giants out of field goal range

    51:55 – Justin Tuck strip sacks Tom Brady to end the first half

    1:09:55 – Michael Strahan’s last career sack

    1:10:46 – Patriots fail to convert on 4th down

    1:28:52 – Eli Manning throws 5-yard TD pass to David Tyree

    1:47:29 – Tom Brady slings 6-yard TD pass to Randy Moss

    1:50:00 – Giants begin their game winning drive

    1:57:39 – David Tyree helmet catch

    2:02:26 – Eli Manning throws game winning touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress

    2:04:54 – Patriots final drive begins

    2:08:48 – Patriots’ final Hail Mary attempt is stopped by the Giants

    2:11:18 – Giants Postgame celebrations

  2. And Plaxico would go on to ruin an even better Giants team. That 2008 club was simply unstoppable for the first ten weeks. And then that moron shoots himself outside a strip club in the middle of the morning. They were never the same and were one and done in the playoffs.

  3. Now that Patriots owner Bob Kraft is now in hot water, this upset by the Giants is made even more exciting because America wins when New England loses.

  4. 35 seconds to go 3 timeouts like we marched down the field and got a field goal in the first 2 Superbowl why not this one

  5. 32:45

    This play. This is one that gets overlooked from frustrated Pats fans. If the Patriots recover that, they at least get a field goal out of it. Instead, it went nowhere. Huge spot to capitalize and they couldn't. How the hell did Woods not get it.

  6. @broncos fan in vegas I think this was the year the evil empire was created… Give Brady 4 and 0 in superbowls, combined with the only perfect season since the 16 game season began (dolphins perfect season was a total of 17 wins in the 70's, Brady went 18/1) and he would probably be retired by now. Comfortable in the lead of the goat argument 😁😉😂🙃

  7. When you think about it, the MVP honors should have gone jointly to Justin Tuck, and Strahan. The Giants D line, deserved it

  8. Aikman and Buck just talks the game to death. Dude, can I just hear the game without your mouth running.

  9. Anyone else noticed that the Pats haven’t worn their blue uniforms in the SB since the back to back losses to the Giants?

  10. I always felt that with 29 seconds Patriots offense played completely wrong.they went all in on 50 yard bombs 4 plays in a row.you needed a field goal and had 3 timeouts

  11. Imma Washington fan, and this is STILL great! The one time I cheered for the Giants! 🙂 Great win.

  12. Brady was going for his 3rd super bowl victory in this game. 4 super bowl wins later he has enough to power the gauntlet. Hope he doesnt snap his fingers!

  13. 2 very underrated plays from last drive Jacobs 4 and 1 conversion and Steve Smith 3td 11 first down catch. Huge plays

  14. 34:08

    I remember how angry Tedy Bruschi was at Woods when he didn't secure that fumble. He had the damn ball. He just needed to squeeze the damn thing and the Pats would've had it. At worst they get a field goal and even if the game plays out the same, it's tied. So many mistakes the Giants made and the Pats couldn't make them pay.

  15. Patriot fans be like when they went into this game we going to blow them out giants fans this is going to be a tough game

  16. 1:04:17 TV timeouts ruin the game again, by randomly giving people too much time to look at things instead of letting the game be played.

  17. The MVP of this game is the NYG defense. Shut down one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history and kept them out of FG range at the end.

  18. At 1:30:02 Troy Aikman or Joe Buck said David Tyree made the biggest catch of his life with the TD to make the lead 10-7. Little did he know Tyree would have an even bigger catch just a little bit later in the game.

  19. 1:29:50 – 1:30:02. – That statement about David Tyree's biggest catch of his life? Yeah, just wait a few minutes. You ain't seen nothin' yet.

  20. WHAT??

    Ok I was 13 when this game happened so I was in and out of it waiting for video game trailers during the commercial but why on EARTH did the Pats go for it on 4th and 13???? Did Gostowski do something bad to make Bill believe he couldn't have made a 49 yard FG? Yeah I guess his season high didn't quite get there, but the alternative is to go for it on 4th and 13? To me, it seems way more likely the FG will be good as opposed to converting 14 yards/ a TD. Didn't help that Faulk was limping during this play but still what in the hell. So many bad decisions this game my god. It's the little things that cost the Pats this game, including also the fumble Pierre Woods couldn't freakin hold onto for some dumb reason.

  21. They have one Lombardi for each of the last 4 decades. ‘87, ‘91, ‘07, ‘11

    Here’s to hoping the G-Men win another in the next decade. Either ‘21, ‘23, ‘25, ‘27 or ‘29 to continue the odd year wins.

  22. Can't remember a game where Brady was under this much pressure through-out. Osi, Strahan, Tuck were all getting in the backfield. Brady couldn't complete anything over 10 yards, they couldn't get their run game going after the 1st quarter, and Steve Spagnuola had an amazing game-plan. Eli came up big when it mattered, but the defense really kept them in the whole game…

  23. HAHAHA Tom Shady and Bill Belicheat got exactly what they deserved………….. a LOSS !!!!……..and brady is a sore loser lol………

  24. Boston: Don't forget 2004!! The Yankees choked!! New York: What happened both of those times you faced the Giants in the superbowl though? Don't forget that!

  25. Aikman apparently doesn’t remember one of his winning Super Bowls because of a concussion he suffered in the NFC Championship game.

  26. Look at 2:08:24 that very slight tip saves the ball from going in Moss's hands, for an easy 80yd-TD and more likely the game winner. If Moss puts his right hand 2 inches higher, he catches that ball because it would not roll over and flip out, that tiny tip by the defender saved it. That's crazy . The Patriots had two "easy" floaters to intercept it and end the game, before the Giants took the lead at 17pts. This game was literary a game of inches.

  27. as a skins fan I was rooting for the giants, not only because I hate the pats, but because they continued to wear the 21 decal on their helmets for Sean Taylor… Respect.

  28. 2:07:47 could’ve been one of the greatest throws in Super Bowl history. Brady threw the ball from around the 11 to their 20 yard line to Moss. Defender made a great play

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