If you got up and left the room, you may have thought that someone popped in video of 2007. The Patriots had slim lead late in the fourth quarter when Eli Manning took the field with about 3 minutes left on the clock. It looked like the Patriots had a stop on third down, but an offsides penalty on Rob Nonkovich resulted in the Giants getting the first on the replay of third down. From there, a deep pass to Mario Manningham and a few plays later, the Giants were up 21-17 with 57 seconds on the clock.
This time, Brady couldn’t get it done. A sack, a couple of dropped passes and the clock doomed the Patriots’ chances for a comeback win. With that, the New York Giants broke Patriots’ fans heart once again, complete with Eli Manning winning MVP for the second time.