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Watching the Highlights of the SB wins

FatMan in Charlotte : 1/24/2020 12:46 pm
being aired on NFL Network right now. I had forgotten how we had a chance to put the foot down in 2011 when we had a bad holding call. One that Wilfork actually admitted was bad and the refs questioned at the time.

Also was interesting listening to the explanation of the Brady grounding for a Safety to BB. The ref said he wished the rule would change but they called the play to what the rule is.

And I have to admit, I teared up in the previous game when Plax caught the TD.

Glad to see Eli have his day today!
Gotta admit  
Anakim : 1/24/2020 12:48 pm : link
I can't imagine you tearing up. Who knew you had a sensitive side to ya, you big galoot.
That game was a blowout  
GiantsRage2007 : 1/24/2020 12:52 pm : link
If not for that holding call... we'd have gone up 16 or 17-0
was the most pathetic call  
hitdog42 : 1/24/2020 12:53 pm : link
i have seen on an OL in a SB.

game would have been over
Yup, complete BS holding call  
ZogZerg : 1/24/2020 12:59 pm : link
Much easier win if that wasn't called.
And that..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/24/2020 1:10 pm : link
throw to Manningham was bonkers.

Even better was listening to BB tell the D to focus on Cruz. "Let Manningham beat us".
The Helmet Catch is the one that gets all the glory  
Greg from LI : 1/24/2020 1:13 pm : link
But the throw to Manningham was as perfect a pass as you'll ever see.
RE: The Helmet Catch is the one that gets all the glory  
Klaatu : 1/24/2020 1:19 pm : link
In comment 14792426 Greg from LI said:
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But the throw to Manningham was as perfect a pass as you'll ever see.


Absolutely. Couldn't agree more.
The flaws make the diamond  
DieHard : 1/24/2020 1:27 pm : link
A lot of what ifs from those Super Bowl games. In addition to the holding call already mentioned, there's the Steve Smith bobbled pass that turned into an INT in XLII (and cost the Giants at least a FG), or the 4th quarter play where the Giants were looking to run the game out, Eli got away from pressure (his best moment of escapability ever, before the Tyree play) and just missed a wide-open Plax by inches?

You can point to a bunch of stuff that could have gone the Patriots' way in these games too. The missed connection from Brady to Welker late in XLVI. Cruz fumbling in the red zone, but the Pats getting penalized for 12 men on the field. Bradshaw fumbling inside the 20 but Snee getting to the ball despite three other Pats being right there.

I know, if if if. But just goes to show you how tightly contested and classic those games were, when you can point to single plays that could have completely changed momentum or outcome.
what was Brady's explanation exactly?  
Leg of Theismann : 1/24/2020 1:31 pm : link
I mean he clearly was not throwing it to anyone.
That shot of Eli  
montanagiant : 1/24/2020 1:46 pm : link
After they won the first one where he's in a ball cap looking up at the scoreboard crying is just so iconic
rewatched a number of the big playoff/SB wins from 07 & 11 recently  
BigBlue2112 : 1/24/2020 1:47 pm : link
There was some NYG ghosts helping us out on a number of plays that are often forgotten

McQuarters punt return fumble in GB
Bradshaw forward progress/fumble in SF
Asante Samuel dropped INT in SB42
Hicks fumble & Hynoski Fumble recovery in SB46

I thank God and those NYG Ghosts for the outcomes on every one of them
I still get pissed at the 'Samuels should have made that  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/24/2020 1:49 pm : link
pick in Super Bowl XLII.' BS. People make that out to like him dropping a ball right in hands. That would have been a very impressive catch if he came down with it.
BigBlue2112  
Bones : 1/24/2020 2:12 pm : link
I still canít believe that Bradshaw forward progress fumble went our way. That was big.
RE: what was Brady's explanation exactly?  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/24/2020 3:16 pm : link
In comment 14792463 Leg of Theismann said:
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I mean he clearly was not throwing it to anyone.


Little Bill was saying that a receiver cut off his route.

That Samuel play still sticks in my craw. He struggles to get a fingertip on it, yet a few posters like KWALL and JoeMP used to point to that play as a reason to knock Eli.

As if it diminished the win because it was an easy INT dropped. Meanwhile, it was neither easy nor dropped, since there was hardly any contact with the hand.
To your original post...  
Britt in VA : 1/24/2020 3:19 pm : link
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I had forgotten how we had a chance to put the foot down in 2011 when we had a bad holding call. One that Wilfork actually admitted was bad and the refs questioned at the time.


I also thought the Steve Smith INT in 2007 changed the complexion of that game, as well. We were driving for another score and it bounced right out of Smith's hands and in to the defender's.

It was Eli's ONLY INT of that entire playoffs.
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BrettNYG10 : 1/24/2020 3:23 pm : link
I remember watching the Eli miss to Plax thinking that was what Eli's detractors would hate on for years if we lost. I forgot there was still over 8 minutes left when he threw that pass until I saw the replay today.

The Samuel stuff was nonsense - everyone gets lucky. It would have been an incredible play if he caught that.
Watching those highlights reinforces how much the game has changed  
Diver_Down : 1/24/2020 3:28 pm : link
since then. Strahan, Tuck, Osi, and others were absolutely destroying Brady. Tuck nearly takes off Brady's arm like a turkey leg and others landing their full body weight on Brady.

Also, our OL were getting mauled. In the one play where Eli connects with Plax, the Patriots defender had his hand inside the facemask of our player raking the face.
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