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What's our favorite all time "under the radar" Giants' play?

BlueLou'sBack : 3/23/2019 3:49 am
Not looking for the well known and documented historical play like the Tyree helmet catch or the 4th and 17 Simms to
Bobby Johnson or the Gary Reasons goal line stop "the hit" vs the Broncos.

Something less famous, less celebrated, less obvious.

For me, it's not only under the radar, but also under the pile. How Ahmad Bradshaw ever recovered that fumble in SB XLVI we'll never know for sure, but I always figured he just mugged whoever had the dang ball and ripped it away like a starving Hyena takes food from a pride of lions. The fumbled ball appeared to settle under a quarter of Patriots, but after the huge pile up was unearthed by the referees it was Bradshaw with the ball again at the bottom of the pile.
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Perfect spot to post  
smshmth8690 : 3/23/2019 8:01 am : link
Zak DeOssie's new contract numbers.
RE: Dixon kick off return  
Stufftherun : 3/23/2019 8:05 am : link
In comment 14353944 idiotsavant said:
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Was it? Vs vikes maybe?


Or was it the Eagles?
RE: Gary Reasonsí gain  
BMac : 3/23/2019 8:08 am : link
In comment 14353917 Big Blue '56 said:
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on fake punt in NFCC 1991


First one I thought of.
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crick n NC : 3/23/2019 8:16 am : link
Strahan interception return to beat the eagles in Philly

Strahan

Kent Graham to Toomer to beat the undefeated Broncos in 98

Graham to Toomer
Fake punt to Gary reasons  
djstat : 3/23/2019 8:19 am : link
In 90 NFC Title Game
A lot of great examples above...  
JCin332 : 3/23/2019 8:23 am : link
I would add 3rd and 11 in SB 42...great awareness by Steve Smith to get up field for those last 3 yards before he was knocked out of bounds...
Tuck's strip of TB12 right before half of Super Bowl XLII  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 3/23/2019 8:27 am : link
Moss was WIDE open.
RE: I can't find the exact game but I recall Byron Hunt  
Matt in SGS : 3/23/2019 8:49 am : link
In comment 14353922 Bubba said:
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making a great sideline special team touchdown saving tackle that Parcells's even said was the play of the game.


I don't know about Byron Hunt, but in the 1984 Wild Card playoff vs. the Rams in LA, Eric Dickerson was about to rip off a 70 yard TD to tie the game, and Terry Kinard just barely got over to trip him up. The Rams ended up settling for a FG and lost.
I think we got a little bit off track  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/23/2019 9:03 am : link
in terms of "UNDER THE RADAR" but still enjoy recounting so many of these plays.

Bradshaw's long run vs Buffalo in 2007 as it was snowing... I had that one in mind as well and agree it seemed to galvanize the team to the emotional high that lead to the remarkable "every Sunday the underdog" playoff run of 2007.

Someone should link the TV pundits' pre-game predictions video collation from 2007-8 playoff run, on YouTube, that's a classic. Every game the Giants were big underdogs.
Steve Smith, Hakeem Nick's, Victor Cruz, Kevin Boss,  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/23/2019 9:07 am : link
Greg Ballard... Eli has some major bad Juju for WRs. Except for that putz we just traded, somehow.

His brother Peyton played with the same WRs and TES forever it seems: Harrison, Wayne, Clark...
Bradshawís fumble recovery was XLII not XLVI  
bradshaw44 : 3/23/2019 9:09 am : link
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2007 NY Giants vs the prognosticators  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/23/2019 9:22 am : link
Starts with Jimmy Jones, too perfect!
Giants gonhna lose, this time for sure! - ( New Window )
2007 vs The Redskins  
Biteymax22 : 3/23/2019 9:40 am : link
Team had just given up 45pts and 35pts in our first two games. There was a goalline stand where we stuffed the Redskins on multiple plays. From there on our defense seemed to get it together and became a strength of the team.
1981: Terry Jackson's pick-6 off Jaws in Week 12.  
Big Blue Blogger : 3/23/2019 10:08 am : link
Without that play, the playoff drought would have reached at least 20 years. Heck, it might still be going.
Brandon Jacobs 4th and 1 on the game winning drive...  
sb from NYT Forum : 3/23/2019 10:40 am : link
...in SB42
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RE: 1981: Terry Jackson's pick-6 off Jaws in Week 12.  
truebluelarry : 3/23/2019 11:02 am : link
In comment 14354041 Big Blue Blogger said:
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Without that play, the playoff drought would have reached at least 20 years. Heck, it might still be going.

Excellent choice, and 100% true.
Also from 1981 - Brunner-to-Mistler on 4th and 13  
truebluelarry : 3/23/2019 11:09 am : link
late in the 4th quester. This play set up Danelo's tying FG to force OT, where the Giants eventually won it.

It was kind of a predecessor to the more famous Simms-to-Hohnson 4th and 17 play in Minnesota in 1986.
This one!  
Daniel in Kentucky : 3/23/2019 11:17 am : link
ďThere's the Mark Ingram 1st down conversion where he had to break 5 tackles then hop on one foot and then dive with a defender on the other foot to get the first down. This was during the SB against the Bills.Ē

Has to be this one for me!
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Eliís laser to Manningham  
Reb8thVA : 3/23/2019 11:33 am : link
In the finals against the 49ers.

Not sure hat is under he radar though
Boss  
PaulN : 3/23/2019 11:43 am : link
Caught that long pass in the third quarter in Super Bowl 42.
1961  
scouser : 3/23/2019 11:53 am : link
Giants vs Eagles. Right before the end of the first half the Giants line up with Tittle back and everyone else on the line. Tittle throws a 60+ yard pass to Erich Barnes. The best part of this was the ball boy in the club house prior to the game suggested the play and even drew it up for the Giants. They got the opportunity and took advantage of it. What a play!
Pierce 2007 Green Bay  
O Butter Giants 2019 : 3/23/2019 12:15 pm : link
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SB game where Mark Ingram went all Matrix  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 3/23/2019 1:59 pm : link
That was a 3rd and long, huge play.
Osiís sack fumble recovery return for a td  
Bleedblue10 : 3/23/2019 2:33 pm : link
Against SF I forget what year I wanna say the year before we won the Super Bowl
RE: Does the Pierce tackle  
Giants Fan in Steelers Land : 3/23/2019 2:39 pm : link
In comment 14353888 Mike from SI said:
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where he split like 3 screening o-lineman to save a touchdown count? I know a lot of us remember that so not sure it plays here.


+1
Jpp's kick block against dallas  
TheEvilLurker : 3/23/2019 2:42 pm : link
Without that,they do not get to the playoffs or superbowl.

There is also a good chance Coughlan is fired, and not remembered as a two time superbowl winning coach.
2007 DAL & GB, 2011 SF criminally under-represented here  
ChaChing : 3/23/2019 2:42 pm : link
so here's a couple Toomers. No jewelz, just plays

Amani Beckham Sr? This is a longer Toomer TD vid as well, but queued to the 2007 DAL TD

Toomer Special. There were so many of these, but this vs GB 2007
RE: Osiís sack fumble recovery return for a td  
O Butter Giants 2019 : 3/23/2019 2:43 pm : link
In comment 14354359 Bleedblue10 said:
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Against SF I forget what year I wanna say the year before we won the Super Bowl


that was 2007 vs SF when Trent Dilfer was their QB. Miss games when the Giants win by two scores.
OJ Andersons  
Mike in Boston : 3/23/2019 10:29 pm : link
Fake fleaflicker in the 1990 playoffs.
Shockey winning the jump ball vs. Dawkins  
Eric on Li : 3/23/2019 10:49 pm : link
Ron Dixon taking it to the house against the Eagles in the playoffs.
Eli to Toomer when he turned it upfield on the sideline against the Cowboys in the playoffs.
Eli's entire performance against SF in the conference championship.
RE: Shockey winning the jump ball vs. Dawkins  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/24/2019 12:59 am : link
In comment 14354780 Eric on Li said:
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Ron Dixon taking it to the house against the Eagles in the playoffs.
Eli to Toomer when he turned it upfield on the sideline against the Cowboys in the playoffs.
Eli's entire performance against SF in the conference championship.


Eli vs the 9ers for the NFC title can't or definitely shouldn't be considered under the radar. 2 SB MVPS notwithstanding, to me that was the epitome of Eli's entire career and the defining game that might make him HOF worthy.

If you had to pick one above all others. I can't imagine another QB hanging in that game like Eli did, except maybe Favre. Tough southern boys.
Under the radar  
Pan-handler : 3/24/2019 2:01 am : link
One of my favorite Giant trickeration plays ever.


Toss sweep to Tiki, flea flicker back to Kerry Collins then Kerry unleashes a
65-70 yd throw in the air on a dime in the breadbasket over the defense.


Kerry Collins to Amani 82 yd TD - ( New Window )
Bob Papa  
Pan-handler : 3/24/2019 2:05 am : link
Color commentary.
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RE: RE: Shockey winning the jump ball vs. Dawkins  
Eric on Li : 3/24/2019 2:06 am : link
In comment 14354832 BlueLou'sBack said:
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In comment 14354780 Eric on Li said:


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Ron Dixon taking it to the house against the Eagles in the playoffs.
Eli to Toomer when he turned it upfield on the sideline against the Cowboys in the playoffs.
Eli's entire performance against SF in the conference championship.



Eli vs the 9ers for the NFC title can't or definitely shouldn't be considered under the radar. 2 SB MVPS notwithstanding, to me that was the epitome of Eli's entire career and the defining game that might make him HOF worthy.

If you had to pick one above all others. I can't imagine another QB hanging in that game like Eli did, except maybe Favre. Tough southern boys.


There are fans on this board who say Eli "dilfered" both SB's. Most casual fans (non-giant) would probably say that the D won both of their Sb's against the Pats. Under the radar may not be the right way to describe it but I don't think that game is considered the all time performance it should be.
RE: Under the radar  
EricJ : 3/24/2019 7:17 am : link
In comment 14354848 Pan-handler said:
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One of my favorite Giant trickeration plays ever.


Toss sweep to Tiki, flea flicker back to Kerry Collins then Kerry unleashes a
65-70 yd throw in the air on a dime in the breadbasket over the defense.
Kerry Collins to Amani 82 yd TD - ( New Window )


That was a good one...
This play may be the most impactfull under the radar play..  
EricJ : 3/24/2019 7:24 am : link
1990 NFC Championship Game. The 49ers are winning and running out the clock. One more first down and it is over.

Erik Howard forces the Roger Craig fumble and LT recovers. From there, we move the ball just enough for a Matt Bahr field goal to go to the Superbowl.

Without that fumble recovery, we do not have our 2nd Superbowl victory.


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RE: This play may be the most impactfull under the radar play..  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/25/2019 9:07 pm : link
In comment 14354869 EricJ said:
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1990 NFC Championship Game. The 49ers are winning and running out the clock. One more first down and it is over.

Erik Howard forces the Roger Craig fumble and LT recovers. From there, we move the ball just enough for a Matt Bahr field goal to go to the Superbowl.

Without that fumble recovery, we do not have our 2nd Superbowl victory.
1990 NFC Championship Fumble - ( New Window )


I recall that play vividly, but in a different way than you. I don't recall LT being the guy with the recovery, because the part of the play that stuck out to me at the time was Howard's play. Not "causing the fumble" bcause it wasn't anything Howard did intentionally - his helmet simply struck the ball right out of Criag's (who was normally quite surehanded) grasp. Craig was in fact completely surprised by the hit, because Howard had to cleanly defeat a double team to even influence that play, let alone end up making the initial hit on Craig. Howard split the double team cleanly with a bull like forward thrust, and that was against a very good interior OL trio of the Niners - Cross, Sapuolo (I think) and maybe McIntyre? Craig I think was shocked at Erik Howard's presence coming right through that double team; he almost seemed to fumble out of surprise at getting hit from that angle, as anything else...
Charles Way  
RenierWolfcastle : 3/27/2019 7:16 am : link
Running over two safeties against the Redskins to score a TD. Can't remember what year (97' I think) or if it was overly significant in the grand scheme of things, but it is a fond, distant memory of mine.
Most of mine were said already  
BrianLeonard23 : 3/27/2019 10:58 am : link
I donít remember all the specifics of this one, but our only playoff game at MetLife where we completely dominated the Falcons there was a desperation 4 and short attempt by Matt Ryan on a QB sneak that was completely blown up and the stadium was rocking like never before or since. It was in the bag after that, and on to GB.
Super Bowl 42 and 46  
arniefez : 3/27/2019 11:11 am : link
don't happen without Tony Romo missing wide open receivers in the 2007 playoff game and the 2011 JPP tipped FG game (which hasn't been mentioned yet). Tony Romo was a very important part of both of those Giant Super Bowl wins.
3rd and 15  
mittenedman : 3/27/2019 11:36 am : link
to Manningham.

Given the circumstances, one of the best throws I've ever seen.
Two plays from XXV  
Go Terps : 3/27/2019 11:39 am : link
1. Sean Landeta's 38 yard pooch punt pins Buffalo at the 10 with 2:12 remaining.

2. Everson Walls makes a "last man" tackle at the Buffalo 41 on Thurman Thomas's 22 yard run that could have gone much farther.

In a game that was won by inches, these yards really mattered.
RE: Two plays from XXV  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/27/2019 10:28 pm : link
In comment 14359044 Go Terps said:
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1. Sean Landeta's 38 yard pooch punt pins Buffalo at the 10 with 2:12 remaining.

2. Everson Walls makes a "last man" tackle at the Buffalo 41 on Thurman Thomas's 22 yard run that could have gone much farther.

In a game that was won by inches, these yards really mattered.


Terps, those are beautiful examples of truly under the radar type plays, at ng with the Kinard tackle on Eric Dickerson noted above. All of them about the "inches that are everywhere around us."

Good stuff that hasn't been happening lately.
RE: Two plays from XXV  
rsjem1979 : 3/28/2019 7:47 am : link
In comment 14359044 Go Terps said:
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1. Sean Landeta's 38 yard pooch punt pins Buffalo at the 10 with 2:12 remaining.

2. Everson Walls makes a "last man" tackle at the Buffalo 41 on Thurman Thomas's 22 yard run that could have gone much farther.

In a game that was won by inches, these yards really mattered.


Everyone also remembers Ingram's play on the marathon first drive of the 3rd quarter, but he doesn't get that chance if Meggett doesn't make a play earlier on that drive.

3rd and 8 from the Giants 27, Meggett catches a check down at the 30 with 2 Bills closing in. He breaks a tackle and beats both of them for 10 yards.

The yards gained after contact by the Giants in that game by OJ, Meggett, and obviously Ingram were huge in sustaining the two drives that really won the game.
RE: Super Bowl 42 and 46  
O Butter Giants 2019 : 3/28/2019 1:08 pm : link
In comment 14358983 arniefez said:
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don't happen without Tony Romo missing wide open receivers in the 2007 playoff game and the 2011 JPP tipped FG game (which hasn't been mentioned yet). Tony Romo was a very important part of both of those Giant Super Bowl wins.


Who did he miss in the 2007 game?
Not really under the radar at the time but not talked about these days  
steve in ky : 3/28/2019 1:13 pm : link
I just doen't hear this play mentioned much anymore and when weighed for it's importance it feels under the radar at this point.

Phil McConkey's Super Bowl TD reception after the ball had bounced out of Bavaro's hands.
RE: Super Bowl 42 and 46  
Big Blue '56 : 3/28/2019 4:43 pm : link
In comment 14358983 arniefez said:
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don't happen without Tony Romo missing wide open receivers in the 2007 playoff game and the 2011 JPP tipped FG game (which hasn't been mentioned yet). Tony Romo was a very important part of both of those Giant Super Bowl wins.


You mean the game where Aaron Ross dropped a pick six right in his gut that would have made it 28-17? If youíre going to play the Romo card, Iíll offer mine
The play that lost the game for the Cowboys in the 2007 playoff  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/29/2019 4:04 pm : link
game - if you want to pick ONE - wasn't on Tony Romo. I've linked the video which shows it in replay with analysis. It was Patrick Crayton's fault for pulling up on his route.

Clear as 'ffin day Romo threw a beautiful ball off a perfect read of the man coverage without help over the top, but Crayton pulls up at the goal line when he's got Webster dead to rights. The ball was thrown exactly where it should have been.

If that was Eli throwing, at least half this board (prolly way more) would recall the play in an instant and nail the receiver to the wall for the blunder.

But it's Romo, so it's all Romo's fault.


3rd and 11 from the 21; 23 seconds left in the game. - ( New Window )
RE: 2007 vs The Redskins  
Platos : 3/29/2019 4:08 pm : link
In comment 14354017 Biteymax22 said:
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Team had just given up 45pts and 35pts in our first two games. There was a goalline stand where we stuffed the Redskins on multiple plays. From there on our defense seemed to get it together and became a strength of the team.


i watched this on a jet blue plane coming back from florida. the whole plane cheered lol
Bad link. Just Google "2007 Patrick Crayton drop"  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/29/2019 4:11 pm : link
And the YouTube video pops up.

Ball on 23 yard line with 21 seconds left.

IIRC, that wasn't Crayton's only mistake that game. He dropped a 3rd quarter likely TD or at least very long gain pass too.
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