Sunday, 3 February 2008

Giants win the Super Bowl!

Holy cow, what an incredible game. Going into the game, I honestly was hoping the Giants would be able to keep it within 10 points or so so that the game might be entertaining. Turns out, they surpassed my wildest expectations.

Eli Manning wins the MVP, and it's tough to argue with that (seriously, the play where he somehow avoided the rush and found David Tyree for an acrobatic, behind-the-head catch was one of the best plays I have EVER seen), but the real story of the game was the defensive pressure by the Giants, specifically Justin Tuck. Good thing the Giants signed him to an extension already, because otherwise he might be commanding a lot more money.

What a brilliant gameplan by Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Of course, the play calls tend to look pretty good when the defensive line is as good and as disruptive as the Giants were. The pressure on Tom Brady was relentless. As mentioned, Justin Tuck was incredible, with 6 tackles, 2 sacks, and a Forced Fumble. In total, the Giants had 5 sacks, and kept Brady on his back all night.

What a great, great Super Bowl. I mean, that's all there is to say. That was awesome.