Well, the New York Giants have done it again. They defeated the favorites in the biggest game of the year. This is the second time the New England Patriots have been to the Super Bowl in the last four years and they have lost both of them to the Giants.
The Giants trailed the Patriots all through the second half until New England head coach Bill Belichick made the decision to let the Giants score a touchdown so his team would have enough time to make a comeback run. The Pats had some good opportunities in the fourth quarter but two big dropped passes by Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker proved to be their downfall. ESPN.com reports on the action.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick reasoned the Giants would run the clock down and kick a short field goal, so he gambled by allowing the six points.
The gamble failed.
And now Manning not only has stamped himself as the elite quarterback he claimed to be when the season began — in the same class as Brady — he’s beaten the Patriots in two thrilling Super Bowls. The Giants (13-7), who stood 7-7 in mid-December, now own the football world, and Manning owns two Super Bowl MVP awards, the same number as Brady.
Personally, I think that when the Patriots lost seven seconds in the fourth quarter because the Giants had 12 men on the field, that was when the Patriots truly lost the game. Seven seconds is a long time in football. Especially for Tom Brady, who has engineered three Super Bowl wins in his career. If the Patriots had those seven extra seconds, I think it would be Tom Brady hoisting the Lombardi trophy right now.
As a Cowboys fan(<3), this Super Bowl made me sick. My hatred for the "Football Giants" could not be greater than it is on this night. Your thoughts? To read more on this waste of a game, visit espn.go.com