If you would have told me that the final score of Super Bowl XLII was going to be 17-14 Giants, I would have directed you to the nearest medical professional. Wow! That was a great game. Eli Manning showed he could come up big in the clutch with that game-winning drive.
Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning played well. He did throw one interception that should have been caught by Steve Smith. On that game-winning drive, Manning eluded several tacklers and throw a bomb to wide recevier David Tyree, who caught the ball with one hand against his helmet. That was one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history, if you ask me. Plaxico Burress caught the decisive touchdown. Burress did not have the game he did against the Packers but I think his prediction came the closest. His prediction was a 23-17 Giant win.
The Giant's defense was amazing last night. I think the Super Bowl MVPs should have been the Giant's defensive line. Micheal Strahan finally got his ring, he also picked up one sack of Brady. Osi Umenyiora played well. Justin Tuck played great. The rookie out of Notre Dame played the game of his life. The Giants D-line was one of the major reasons why they one.
The Patriots, looking for their 19 straight win, played well below their potential playing level. For the first time in a long while, the Patriots weren't the best team on the field. Brady played alright, but definetly not great. Somebody who did play great was Patriots wide recevier Wes Welker. Welker had 11 catches, tied for most in Super Bowl history, and would have easily been the MVP had the Patriots won.
So that ends the talk of are the Patriots the best team ever. They had the best regular season of any team in the history of football but they aren't even the best team now, let alone the history of the NFL. Tom Brady is a great quarterback, a Hall of Famer who already has three Super Bowl rings.
One of the best Super Bowls in history and one of the biggest upsets in sports' history was witnessed last night. That will be a game I won't soon forget. So, be happy for the Giants, for they are champions of the world.