I have one word to describe the Giants’ victory over the Pats. Un-stinking-believable!
How did the Giants win? You might say that the Giants’ defense neutralized Tom Brady’s offense. Or you might say it like Emmet Smith did in ESPN’s postgame analysis: “That defense got after Tom Brady’s behind today.” They really did. Tom Brady hasn’t been hit that hard and that often in any other game of this season. As a result, the Pats never got into an offensive rhythm, and they were completely shut out of the first and third quarters. The Giants scored fewer points than any other game they played this season.
Ray Van Neste makes an excellent point in the comments section of the previous post: “Just for the record what we saw tonight was an SEC quarterback defeat a Big 10 quarterback! Sounds like the last 2 college football championships!!” Yes, Ray, I hadn’t thought of it from that angle, but you couldn’t be more right.
C. J. Mahaney’s prognostication was wrong this time. This particular Superbowl was not overrated. It lived up to the hype. What an unforgettable game.
Play of the Game
Eli Manning Highlights (play of the game at 5:08)