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>> FINALLY, FOOTBALL.

PATRIOTS WILL KICK IT AWAY.

GOSTKOWSKI WILL GET RID OF IT.

DOMENIK HIXON, WHO HAS BEEN A

NICE ADDITION TO THIS GIANTS

TEAM AND HAS BEEN VERY GOOD

RETURNING KICKS DURING THE

POSTSEASON, IS WAITING FOR IT.

HE HAD THAT 74-YARDER FOR A

TOUCHDOWN IN WEEK 17 -- FINAL

WEEKEND OF THE REGULAR SEASON --

AGAINST THE PATRIOTS.

STARTING FROM INSIDE THE END

ZONE.

CROSSES THE 20, AND NOT MUCH

MORE.

PIERRE WOODS ON THE STOP.

25-YARD RETURN.

AND WE NOW KNOW, MR. AIKMAN,

WHERE ELI MANNING WILL START HIS

DAY.

AND WHAT'S IT LIKE?

YOU REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN YOU

LINED UP IN A HUDDLE FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN A SUPER BOWL -- AS

THESE GUYS CONGREGATE, READY FOR

THEIR FIRST PLAY.

>> WELL, I KNOW, FOR ME, JOE, IT

WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL DAY.

YOU GET OUT THERE ON THE FIELD,

AND YOU'RE NOT REALLY SURE HOW

YOUR BODY'S GOING TO REACT.

I KNOW FOR ME, PERSONALLY, I WAS

HYPERVENTILATING IN THE HUDDLE.

I WAS HAVING A HARD TIME CALLING

THE PLAYS.

ELI -- I DON'T KNOW WE'RE GONNA

GET A GOOD READ FROM HIM, JUST

BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF HIS

MAKEUP.

>> GIANTS START WITH A HAND-OFF

TO BRANDON JACOBS.

FIRST WAS MET BY VRABEL.

HE GETS OUT TO THE 25 AND JUST

BEYOND.

PICKED UP 3.

WE LOOK AT THAT DEFENSE FOR

NEW ENGLAND.

IT ENDED THE YEAR FOURTH BEST IN

THE NFL.

THEY PLAY A 3-4.

THEIR LINEBACKERS, TROY, ARE NOT

YOUNG.

AND AS VRABEL SAYS, "WHEN WE

PLAY AWFUL, WE'RE OLD.

WHEN WE PLAY WELL, WE'RE

EXPERIENCED."

>> AND MOST OF THE TIME THEY'RE

EXPERIENCED, BECAUSE THEY

TYPICALLY PLAY WELL.

THEY ARE THE PLAYMAKERS FOR THIS

3-4 SCHEME.

>> SECOND AND 7.

DELAYED HAND-OFF TO JACOBS.

PICKED UP A YARD.

THAT IS IT.

BRANDON JACOBS HAD A 1,000-YARD

SEASON.

HE WAS INACTIVE FOR FIVE GAMES

AND BASICALLY DIDN'T PLAY IN

SIX.

SO HE HAD A 1,000-YARD YEAR IN

JUST OVER 10 GAMES.

AND THERE'S BILL BELICHICK, WHO

TRIES TO TIE CHUCK NOLL WITH HIS

FOURTH SUPER BOWL WIN HERE

TONIGHT.

THIRD AND 6.

LOW SNAP.

MANNING FIRES TO BURRESS.

FIRST DOWN.

>> NICE WAY TO START FOR

ELI MANNING, COMPLETING HIS

FIRST PASS TO CONVERT A THIRD

DOWN.

HE'S THERE IN THE SLOT TO THE

THREE-WIDE-RECEIVER SIDE.

RANDALL GAY JUST SITS ON THE

ROUTE.

EASY JOB FOR PLAXICO BURRESS

JUST GETTING INSIDE.

THAT'S JUST PITCH AND CATCH.

NOT CONTESTED WHATSOEVER.

>> BALL AT THE GIANT 42.

PLAY-ACTION FROM MANNING.

HEDGECOCK, THE FULLBACK, STILL

FIGHTING OUT ACROSS THE 45.

TROY, THEY HAVE PICKED APART THE

PERFORMANCE -- HECK, WE HAVE --

THE PERSONALITY, THE LEADERSHIP

ABILITY, THE BODY LANGUAGE OF

ELI MANNING.

AND YET HERE HE IS -- HAS NOT

TURNED THE BALL OVER THIS

POSTSEASON.

TURNED IT OVER A LEAGUE-HIGH 27

TIMES DURING THE REGULAR SEASON.

AND IF THERE HAS BEEN THAT

IMAGINARY CORNER, HE SEEMS TO

HAVE TURNED IT.

>> YOU LOOK AT HOW HE PLAYED

DURING THE PLAYOFFS -- IF HE HAD

TURNED THE BALL OVER IN ANY ONE

OF THOSE GAMES, HE'S PROBABLY

NOT HERE TODAY PLAYING IN THE

SUPER BOWL.

>> SECOND AND 7.

PLAY CLOCK AT THE TOP OF YOUR

SCREEN.

DOWN TO :01.

JACOBS OFF THE RIGHT SIDE.

PICKS UP A YARD.

ANOTHER THIRD DOWN COMING UP FOR

ELI.

>> AND I THINK RIGHT NOW THERE'S

NO QUESTION THAT THE

NEW YORK GIANTS WANT TO BE ABLE

TO RUN THE FOOTBALL.

SO MUCH OF WHAT THEY DO WITHIN

THE PASSING GAME IS BUILT OFF

THEIR ABILITY TO RUN THE BALL.

PLAY-ACTION.

YOU THINK BACK TO THE LAST TIME

THESE TWO TEAMS MET, THEY WERE

ABLE TO RUN THE BALL, BUT MOST

OF IT CAME IN THE SECOND HALF.

IN FACT, BRANDON JACOBS IN THAT

GAME HAD 7 CARRIES IN THE FIRST

HALF FOR ONLY 7 YARDS.

AND SO, TYPICALLY, IN A GAME

LIKE THIS, THE RUNNING IS VERY

TOUGH SLEDDING.

AS YOU STAY COMMITTED TO IT,

THINGS WILL START TO OPEN UP

MORE AS THE GAME PROGRESSES.

>> THIRD AND 6.

MANNING WITH TIME.

COMPLETES TO SMITH.

FIRST DOWN, NEW YORK.

AND ELI MANNING HAS CONVERTED

TWO THIRD DOWNS.

HE'S 2 FOR 2.

>> THEY DO A GOOD JOB UP FRONT.

THEY'RE GONNA BRING PRESSURE TO

ELI MANNING'S FRONT SIDE, BUT

THEY BLOCKED IT UP, AND THAT'S

WHY ELI MANNING WAS COMFORTABLE

IN THE POCKET, CONFIDENT.

A GOOD ROUTE -- AGAIN AGAINST

RANDALL GAY.

STEVE SMITH, THE ROOKIE, WHO

MISSED 11 GAMES THIS SEASON --

>> HERE'S THE INJURY.

BOTH RANDALL GAY AND

RODNEY HARRISON WERE BANGED UP.

BOTH GOT UP AND WALKED OFF THE

FIELD.

FIRST DOWN FOR THE GIANTS.

JACOBS.

MORE ROOM TO RUN.

AND HE LOWERED HIS SHOULDER AS

HE CROSSED THE 40.

HE JUST BLEW RIGHT THROUGH

BRANDON MERIWEATHER AND LOWERED

THAT RIGHT ARM AS HE PICKED UP

7.

>> THEY DO A GOOD JOB UP FRONT

OF HOLDING GROUND WITH

VINCE WILFORK IN THE MIDDLE.

HE'S THE BIG GUY THAT THEY'VE

GOT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP FROM

BEING A FACTOR WITHIN THE RUN

GAME.

BRANDON JACOBS FOR THE LAST

COUPLE OF WEEKS -- AND YOU

VIRTUALLY SEE IT EVERY SINGLE

TIME HE RUNS THE FOOTBALL.

GOING RIGHT THROUGH MERIWEATHER.

HE'S BIGGER THAN VIRTUALLY EVERY

PLAYER ON THE FIELD EXCEPT

VINCE WILFORK.

>> RODNEY HARRISON BACK IN THE

LINEUP FOR THE PATRIOTS AFTER

BEING BANGED UP.

HERE'S AHMAD BRADSHAW, WHO DARTS

AND DUCKS AND IS VERY CLOSE TO

FIRST-DOWN YARDAGE.

DEPENDS ON WHERE THEY MARK IT.

WE'LL GO DOWN TO PAM OLIVER.

>> JOE, I GOT IN A WORD WITH

GIANTS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

KEVIN GILBRIDE.

HE TOLD ME HOW HE HOPED TO CALL

THIS GAME IN THE EARLY GOING.

HE SAID IF HE FELT HIS

QUARTERBACK HAD A HANDLE ON HIS

NERVES, HE WANTED TO TAKE SOME

SHOTS EARLY.

OTHERWISE, HE'D PLAY IT

CONSERVATIVELY UNTIL ELI GOT

INTO A GROOVE.

BACK TO YOU.

>> YEAH, AND YOU LOOK AT THE WAY

HE'S CALLING THE GAME RIGHT NOW,

WITH THE WAY ELI IS THROWING THE

FOOTBALL, CONVERTING A COUPLE OF

THIRD DOWNS -- THAT, FOR A YOUNG

QUARTERBACK AGAINST A VETERAN

TEAM -- THAT GOES A LONG WAY.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT COMING OUT

HERE ON YOUR FIRST POSSESSION IN

A SUPER BOWL, AND TO BE ABLE TO

GET IN THIS KIND OF RHYTHM --

I GOT TO IMAGINE ELI MANNING IS

FEELING PRETTY CONFIDENT RIGHT

NOW.

>> THIRD DOWN AND INCHES.

DELAYED HAND-OFF TO BRADSHAW.

FIRST DOWN.

AND HE STILL WON'T GO DOWN.

INSIDE THE 30!

HOW 'BOUT THIS ROOKIE?

>> YEAH, AHMAD BRADSHAW DID NOT

PLAY IN THAT LAST GAME OF THE

SEASON AGAINST THE

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, SO THIS IS

THEIR FIRST TIME TO GET A CHANCE

TO SEE WHAT HE'S ALL ABOUT.

FOR A LITTLE GUY, YOU CAN SEE

THE EXPLOSION THAT HE IS.

THAT'S TY WARREN, A DEFENSIVE

TACKLE, THAT HE'S MOVING OUT.

HE'S GOT UNBELIEVABLE POWER,

GREAT QUICKNESS, TREMENDOUS

ELUSIVENESS WITHIN THE POCKET.

JUST A NICE RUN AND A NICE FIRST

DOWN.

>> 10th PLAY OF THIS DRIVE.

FIRST DOWN AT THE NEW ENGLAND

29.

MANNING THROWS.

BOSS JUGGLED IT AND COULDN'T

HANG ON.

IT WASN'T GONNA BE MUCH OF A

GAIN ANYWAY ON THAT COMPLETION

HAD BOSS HAULED IT IN.

AND ELI SAYS, "MY FAULT."

SECOND AND 10.

A BLITZ FROM HARRISON.

JACOBS RUNS AWAY FROM IT.

AND BRANDON JACOBS PICKS UP 3.

HE ALSO TOLD US MORE THAN ONCE,

"DEFENSIVELY, WE HAVE TO BOTHER

THESE RECEIVERS GETTING OFF THE

LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, AND WE HAVE

TO BOTHER AND DISRUPT

ELI MANNING."

WHETHER YOU TALK ABOUT THESE

FOUR GAMES OR NOT, THREE OR FOUR

GAMES FOR A DEFENSIVE

COORDINATOR OR A COACH LIKE

BELICHICK -- THAT'S NOT ENOUGH.

IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO STRIKE FEAR

IN A DEFENSE.

MANNING NEEDS TO SHOW THEM HE

CAN DO IT HERE TONIGHT.

>> THE ONE THING HE'S GETTING

ALREADY HERE IN THIS FIRST

POSSESSION IS PRETTY GOOD

PROTECTION.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 7.

ANOTHER BLITZ.

MANNING THROWS AND COMPLETES FOR

ANOTHER FIRST DOWN.

3 FOR 3 ON THIRD DOWN.

>> WELL, THE NEW ENGLAND

PATRIOTS TRY TO BRING PRESSURE

WITH EUGENE WILSON, A SAFETY.

YOU'RE GONNA SEE HIM BACK HERE.

AND ELI MANNING IS ABLE TO SLIDE

TO HIS RIGHT AND STILL FIND

STEVE SMITH FOR THE FIRST DOWN.

I TELL YOU, STEVE SMITH -- WE

SPOKE ABOUT HIM JUST A MOMENT

AGO, AND HE JUST HAS A GREAT

FEEL FOR KNOWING WHERE THE HOLES

ARE WITHIN THESE ZONES.

AND ELI MANNING, NO QUESTION --

HE HAS GREAT CONFIDENCE IN

KNOWING WHERE HE'S GONNA BE.

>> WORD ON RANDALL GAY -- HE

LEFT WITH THE ARM INJURY -- HIS

RETURN IS QUESTIONABLE.

THAT'S A BIG PIECE OF THIS

DEFENSE THAT COULD BE MISSING

FOR THE PATRIOTS.

MANNING THROWS -- END ZONE.

BURRESS.

TIPPED AND INCOMPLETE.

ELLIS HOBBS GOT HIS HANDS ON IT.

>> YOU GOT PLAXICO BURRESS,

WHO'S GONNA GO TO THE POST.

YOU SEE ELLIS HOBBS.

HE WAS ABLE TO BEAT ELLIS HOBBS

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS

PLAYED.

DOUBLE COVERAGE.

EUGENE WILSON UNDERNEATH.

THE ONLY PLACE THAT ELI HAD A

CHANCE TO EVEN FIT THAT ONE IN

WAS UP HIGH WHERE ONLY PLAXICO

COULD GET TO IT.

FORTUNATE THAT THAT BALL WASN'T

INTERCEPTED.

>> ALREADY THE GIANTS HAVE DONE

WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO WITH THIS

FIRST POSSESSION.

THEY'VE HAD IT FOR JUST UNDER

8 1/2 MINUTES.

14th PLAY OF THIS DRIVE.

TRYING TO KEEP THE BALL AWAY

FROM BRADY.

JACOBS TO THE EDGE.

CAN'T GET THERE.

HOBBS WAS THERE.

HE HAD HELP FROM ADALIUS THOMAS.

>> YOU THINK BACK TO THAT

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR

NEW ENGLAND WHEN THEY PLAYED THE

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS.

FOR MUCH OF THE YEAR, THEY HAD

STRUGGLED IN STOPPING TEAMS ONCE

THEY GOT DOWN INSIDE THE RED

ZONE.

HOWEVER, VERY FEW TEAMS GOT

INSIDE THE RED ZONE AGAINST

THEM.

BUT IN THAT CHARGERS GAME TWO

WEEKS AGO, THAT'S REALLY THE

REASON WHY THEY WERE ABLE TO

WIN THAT BALLGAME -- THEY KEPT

THEM OUT OF THE END ZONE.

I KNOW THAT GOING BACK TO

THE LAST GAME BETWEEN THESE TWO

TEAMS, THE REASON THAT THE

GIANTS WERE ABLE TO BUILD THE

LEAD THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO WAS

BECAUSE THEY WERE ABLE TO GET

THE TOUCHDOWNS DOWN HERE.

>> HOBBS AND OTHERS ON THAT

DEFENSE BREATHING HARD.

THIRD AND 10.

MANNING WITH TIME.

COMPLETES TO SMITH BUT SHORT OF

A FIRST DOWN.

SO AGAIN, TROY, THIS

NEW ENGLAND DEFENSE LETS AN

OPPONENT INTO THE RED ZONE, AND

THEN THEY SHUT IT DOWN.

AND A FIELD-GOAL TRY IS COMING

FROM LAWRENCE TYNES.

>> YEAH, THAT'S A GOOD JOB FOR

NEW ENGLAND DEFENSIVELY.

I'M SURE THAT BILL BELICHICK IS

NOT GONNA BE HAPPY ABOUT THE

FACT THAT THE GIANTS WERE ABLE

TO CONVERT THOSE THIRD DOWNS AND

MOVE THE FOOTBALL.

BUT WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID AND

DONE, TO HOLD THEM TO 3 POINTS,

THAT WAS A WIN FOR THEM.

>> TYNES, WHO HIT THE OVERTIME

WINNER IN THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

GAME IN THAT UNBELIEVABLY COLD

NIGHT IN GREEN BAY, WILL TRY

FROM 32.

GOOD SNAP.

GOOD HOLD AND A GOOD KICK.

A LONG DRIVE PUT TOGETHER BY

TOM COUGHLIN'S OFFENSE.

KEVIN GILBRIDE IS THE OFFENSIVE

COORDINATOR, ON THE LEFT.

HE'S REALLY HAD A HOT HAND

DURING THE POSTSEASON.

AND ELI MANNING PUT TOGETHER A

DRIVE THAT LASTED JUST UNDER 10

MINUTES, WHICH IS A BIG DEAL,

TROY, WHEN YOU'RE TAKING ON

TOM BRADY AND THIS VERY DIVERSE

OFFENSE FOR THE PATRIOTS.

>> YOU GOT THAT MANY YOUNG

PLAYERS FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS,

TO BE ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL THE

WAY THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO, I'VE

GOT TO BELIEVE THAT EVERYBODY

WAS ABLE TO SETTLE DOWN QUITE A

BIT.

>> THIS IS MARONEY, WHO'S BACK

RETURNING KICKS NOW DURING THE

POSTSEASON, TAKING IT FROM

JUST OUTSIDE THE END ZONE AND

GETTING TO THE EDGE.

TYNES FORCES HIM OUT.

BIG RETURN BY MARONEY.

43 YARDS.

AND GOOD STARTING FIELD

POSITION.

WELL, A GOOD START NOW FOR

NEW ENGLAND AFTER THE RETURN OF

43 YARDS BY MARONEY.

PATRIOTS WILL START AT THEIR OWN

44.

AND FOR THIS GIANTS DEFENSE,

THEY DON'T WANT TO START TRADING

3s FOR 7s -- FIELD GOALS FOR

TOUCHDOWNS -- AND WE'LL SEE HOW

THEY GET ON HERE AGAINST THIS

NEW ENGLAND OFFENSE, WHICH WAS

THE HIGHEST-SCORING OFFENSE IN

THE HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE --

589 POINTS.

50 TOUCHDOWN PASSES FROM

TOM BRADY.

THEY FAKE A REVERSE.

AND BRADY IN TROUBLE.

THROWS LOW FOR MARONEY.

GOOD PRESSURE ON TOM BRADY, WHO

JUST, TROY, GOT THAT BALL AWAY.

>> YEAH, ANYTIME YOU START A

GAME WITH A PLAY LIKE THAT,

YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE

SOME TIME.

THEY'RE ANTICIPATING THAT THE

GIANTS ARE GONNA OVERPLAY THE

RUN THERE -- THE MISDIRECTION.

BUT YOU GOT BARRY COFIELD, WHO

GETS RIGHT UP INSIDE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS HE'S

DONE A GREAT JOB OF ALL SEASON

LONG -- OF GETTING AN INSIDE

PUSH.

IT'S GONNA BE IMPORTANT

THROUGHOUT THIS GAME SO THAT

TOM BRADY DOES NOT HAVE A PLACE

TO STEP UP IN THE POCKET.

>> SECOND AND 10.

HAND-OFF TO MARONEY.

AND MARONEY PICKS UP 8 1/2.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS DEFENSE.

YOU CAN'T SAY ENOUGH FOR THE

JOB DONE BY STEVE SPAGNUOLO,

THE FIRST-YEAR DEFENSIVE

COORDINATOR WHO LEARNED AT THE

FOOT OF THE MASTER OF THE

BLITZ -- JIM JOHNSON -- WITH THE

EAGLES.

>> YEAH, AND HE HASN'T VEERED

VERY FAR FROM THAT PHILOSOPHY.

THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO

WOULD SAY, "THE GIANTS NEED TO

GET PRESSURE ON TOM BRADY BY

RUSHING FOUR PEOPLE AND THEN

DROPPING SEVEN GUYS INTO

COVERAGE."

BUT STEVE SPAGNUOLO, HE'S GONNA

DO WHAT HE DOES, AND A BIG PART

OF THAT IS BRINGING PRESSURE

REGARDLESS.

I KNOW THAT BILL BELICHICK SAID

THAT HE COULD HAVE HAD THREE

WEEKS TO PREPARE FOR THIS TEAM,

AND THEY WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN

READY.

>> MARONEY PICKS UP A FIRST DOWN

FOR THE PATRIOTS.

GOOD PUSH UP FRONT BY THE GIANTS

DEFENSE, BUT MARONEY TOOK IT TO

THE LEFT SIDE, PICKED UP 5, AND

GETS THE FIRST FIRST DOWN OF THE

NIGHT FOR THE PATRIOTS.

>> YEAH, AND LAURENCE MARONEY,

HE'S HAD AN INTERESTING YEAR,

BECAUSE HE MISSED A LITTLE TIME

WITH A GROIN INJURY EARLIER IN

THE SEASON, AND THEN HE WENT

THROUGH A PERIOD WHERE THE

PATRIOTS WERE THROWING THE BALL

SO MUCH THAT HE WASN'T GETTING

UTILIZED.

BUT HE HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE, AND

HE HAS RUN HARD HERE OVER THE

LAST THREE TO FOUR GAMES THEY'VE

PLAYED.

>> BRADY WITH ALL DAY.

OVER THE MIDDLE.

THROWS LOW.

SECOND AND 10.

BRADY.

STALLWORTH.

TO THE 35.

PICKED UP 7.

ANTONIO PIERCE ON THE TACKLE,

THE VERY ACTIVE MIDDLE

LINEBACKER FOR THE GIANTS.

>> AND TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT,

JOE, WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT

HE SAID, GOING INTO THIS GAME,

THAT THE ANKLE IS NOT A FACTOR.

I KNOW WHEN WE HAD A CHANCE TO

VISIT WITH HIM, IT WAS BOTHERING

HIM A LOT.

I WAS SURPRISED BY THAT.

I THOUGHT THAT ALL THE TALK

ABOUT HIS ANKLE A WEEK AGO, THAT

WE WOULD SIT DOWN WITH HIM AND

HE'D SAY, "NAH, IT'S FINE."

BUT IT WAS A REAL FACTOR.

I'VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT EVEN

THOUGH HE'S SAYING IT'S OKAY,

THAT IT'S STILL GONNA BE

CUMBERSOME FOR HIM.

BUT LIKE YOU SAID, MOVING AROUND

IS NOT PART OF WHAT HE DOES.

>> PLAY CLOCK AT :02.

THIRD DOWN AND 3.

A FLOATER FOR WELKER.

FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND.

INSIDE THE 30, DOWN TO THE

27-YARD LINE.

AND WES WELKER WAS INCREDIBLE IN

HIS FIRST YEAR WITH THE

PATRIOTS THIS SEASON.

>> AND THIS IS WHAT HE DOES SO

WELL.

YOU CAN SEE THE QUICKNESS.

HE GETS A GUY OVERPURSUING

THERE -- DOCKERY -- AND THEN

BACK OUTSIDE.

KEVIN DOCKERY IS A GUY WHO'S

MISSED A LOT OF TIME.

HE DID PLAY IN THE TAMPA BAY

PLAYOFF GAME, BUT PRIOR TO THAT

HE HAD MISSED ABOUT FOUR GAMES.

AND THEY FEEL THAT HE HAS THE

QUICKNESS TO MATCH UP WITH

WES WELKER.

SURE DIDN'T LOOK LIKE IT THERE.

>> HAND-OFF IS TO THE FULLBACK,

HEATH EVANS.

A GAIN OF 2.

LET'S GO DOWN TO CHRIS MYERS.

>> JOE, TROY WAS TALKING ABOUT

TOM BRADY'S ANKLE.

HE TRIED TO PRACTICE WITH A

BRACE BUT DIDN'T LIKE IT.

DIDN'T THINK IT WAS COMFORTABLE.

HE HAS NO SPECIAL WRAP ON THAT

PARTICULAR ANKLE.

ACCORDING TO THE TEAM, THEY

THOUGHT HE WAS HEALTHY.

HE TOLD US THAT WHEN HE PLANTED

HIS FEET, IT MIGHT AFFECT THE

DEEP THROW.

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

JOSH McDANIELS TOLD ME IN

PREGAME WARM-UPS THAT EACH DAY

IN PRACTICE SINCE WEDNESDAY WHEN

HE TALKED TO US THAT HE FELT

BETTER AND HIS MOBILITY WAS

BETTER.

BUT THE PATRIOTS WILL BE

WATCHING CLOSELY THROUGHOUT THE

GAME THE WAY HE PLANTS HIS FEET

AND HOW PAINFUL THAT ANKLE MIGHT

BECOME AS THE GAME WEARS ON.

>> THANKS, CHRIS.

SECOND AND 8.

OUT OF THE SHOTGUN.

FAULK OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.

WHAT A WEAPON.

TRIPPED UP AND MARKED DOWN RIGHT

AT THE FIRST-DOWN MARKER.

MADISON MADE THE TACKLE.

AND IT DEPENDS ON THE SPOT AS TO

WHETHER IT'S ENOUGH FOR A FIRST

DOWN.

>> THE PATRIOTS RAN SO MANY OF

THESE TYPES OF PLAYS IN THAT

FIRST GAME.

SAM MADISON DOING A GOOD JOB OF

FIGHTING OFF JABAR GAFFNEY

THERE AND MAKING A PLAY.

HAD HE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET HIM

DOWN, I'M NOT SO SURE THAT

AARON ROSS WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE

TO MAKE THAT PLAY.

BUT THE PATRIOTS, THEY GET YOU

THINKING DEEP DOWN THE FIELD,

DOWN THE FIELD.

YOU GET SO CONCERNED ABOUT

DROPPING PEOPLE DEEP THAT THEN

THEY COME OUT WITH A QUICK

HITTER LIKE THAT.

AS WE WELL KNOW, THEY'RE VERY

DIFFICULT TO DEFENSE BECAUSE OF

ALL THE THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO.

>> FAULK GOT ENOUGH FOR THE

FIRST DOWN.

NOW IT'S THE PATRIOTS IN THE RED

ZONE.

BRADY FIRES HIGH FOR

BENJAMIN WATSON, THE TIGHT END.

TROY, IF THE SAFETIES ARE GONNA

BE BOTHERED IN THIS GAME --

CERTAINLY WITH RANDY MOSS, I

WOULD IMAGINE SOMEWHAT WITH

WES WELKER -- YOU WOULD THINK

THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD COULD BE

OPEN FOR A GUY LIKE

BENJAMIN WATSON.

>> YEAH, I MEAN, SO MANY TIMES

YOU FOCUS ON THOSE OTHER GUYS.

YOU CAN'T DOUBLE EVERYBODY.

WE KNOW THAT.

AND RANDY MOSS IS GONNA GET A

LOT OF ATTENTION.

WES WELKER, AS YOU SAID.

SO WHEN YOU DO THAT, NOW YOU'RE

GETTING ONE-ON-ONE IN THE OTHER

POSITIONS.

WHETHER THAT'S BEN WATSON OR

WHETHER THAT'S KEVIN FAULK,

THOSE ARE THE GUYS THAT THEN

BECOME KEY.

>> MOSS WITH ONLY ONE CATCH PER

GAME SO FAR IN THE POSTSEASON.

AND FAULK WAS SURPRISED BY THAT

PASS FROM BRADY AND THEN GOT

SURPRISED BY KAWIKA MITCHELL.

>> HERE'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO

RANDY MOSS RIGHT NOW.

THEY'RE PLAYING INSIDE-OUT ON

HIM.

THEY GOT COREY WEBSTER, WHO'S

GOING DEEP, AND THEN THEY GOT

SAFETY HELP WITH EUGENE WILSON.

TOM BRADY WAS LOOKING FOR HIM,

WANTING TO GET THE BALL INTO HIS

HANDS, AND THEN HAD TO COME

UNDERNEATH.

WE TALKED ABOUT IT WHEN THE

GIANTS HAD THE BALL -- THESE ARE

THE AREAS OF THE FIELD, THESE

ARE THE DOWNS THAT BECOME

CRITICAL.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 10.

BRADY.

TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

END ZONE.

AND A FLAG.

BENJAMIN WATSON, THE INTENDED

RECEIVER.

AND HE WAS FACE-GUARDED BY

ANTONIO PIERCE.

>> THAT WAS AN EASY CALL.

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE

ANTONIO PIERCE, WHO'S RUNNING

WITH HIM UP THE MIDDLE.

>> PASS INTERFERENCE.

DEFENSE, NUMBER 58.

THE FOUL OCCURRED IN THE END

ZONE.

THE BALL WILL BE PLACED AT THE

1-YARD LINE.

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

>> WITH CONTACT, YOU HAVE TO BE

ABLE TO GET TURNED AND PLAY THE

FOOTBALL.

YOU CANNOT JUST RUN INTO A

RECEIVER AND NOT BE PLAYING THE

BALL.

WHEN ANTONIO PIERCE GOT UP, HE

TURNED TO JAMES BUTLER AND ACTED

AS IF HE THOUGHT HE SHOULD HAVE

BEEN GETTING SOME HELP FROM HIM.

AND I KNOW, GOING BACK TO THAT

LAST GAME BETWEEN THESE TWO

TEAMS, JAMES BUTLER BUSTED

COVERAGE COUPLE OF TIMES WHICH

WERE COSTLY IN THAT ONE.

>> LINEBACKER MIKE VRABEL IS IN

ON OFFENSE, AS BRADY HANDS TO

MARONEY.

AND MARONEY DOES NOT GET IN.

MARONEY, INCHES AWAY, AS THE

PATRIOTS LOOK FOR THE FIRST

TOUCHDOWN OF SUPER BOWL XLII.

AND IF IT DOES HAPPEN ON THIS

DRIVE, IT'LL HAPPEN IN THE

SECOND QUARTER.

FEWEST IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY --

ONLY TWO POSSESSIONS IN THE

FIRST QUARTER.

THERE WERE 10 LAST YEAR BETWEEN

THE BEARS AND THE COLTS.

THE GIANTS HAD A 16-PLAY DRIVE.

AND NEW ENGLAND SO FAR --

11 PLAYS, 55 YARDS, AND JUST

OVER 5 MINUTES OFF THE CLOCK.

>> AND THAT PLAYS TO THE GIANTS,

BECAUSE IN TALKING WITH

TOM COUGHLIN AND A NUMBER OF THE

PLAYERS, THEY WANT TO SHORTEN

THE GAME.

THAT WAS PRETTY SHORT.

>> MARONEY, RIGHT SIDE.

TOUCHDOWN, NEW ENGLAND!

>> THIS OFFENSIVE LINE -- THE

LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET,

STEPHEN NEAL AND NICK KACZUR DID

NOT PLAY.

THAT'S WHERE THEY TOOK THIS ONE.

KYLE BRADY WAS ABLE TO SHIELD

HIM JUST ENOUGH.

AND THEN SOME TOUGH RUNNING BY

LAURENCE MARONEY.

>> LOW SNAP.

EXTRA POINT GOOD.

7-3, NEW ENGLAND.

THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS GAVE UP

3, TURNED AROUND AND SCORED 7.

JOSH McDANIELS, THE OFFENSIVE

COORDINATOR, GOING OVER THINGS

WITH BRADY AND THE OFFENSE, AS

GOSTKOWSKI...

KICKS ONE SIDEWAYS.

OUT OF BOUNDS.

AND THAT MEANS THAT THE GIANTS

WILL START AT THEIR OWN 40.

>> KICKOFF OUT OF BOUNDS.

KICKING TEAM.

THE BALL WILL BE PLACED 40-YARD

LINE.

FIRST DOWN.

>> SHE'S HERE WITH THE

QUARTERBACK.

GISELE BUNDCHEN.

GOT SOME FLOWERS LAST WEEK.

THERE'S JIM CARREY AND

JENNY McCARTHY.

AH, THEY'RE ALL OUT.

SUPER BOWL, TROY.

IT BRINGS THEM OUT.

>> YOU GAVE ME A LOOK LIKE

GISELE SHOULD NOT BE WITH THE

QUARTERBACK.

>> NO, I -- YOU KNOW, I KNOW WHO

I'M STANDING NEXT TO.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> THREE RINGS TO MY RIGHT.

FIRST AND 10.

STARTING AT THEIR OWN 40.

BRANDON JACOBS PICKS UP 3.

SECOND AND 7.

MANNING HAS STARTED 5 FOR 7.

A BLITZ WAS PICKED UP.

AND PLAXICO BURRESS MAKES THE

CATCH.

AND NOW THEY'RE SAYING

INCOMPLETE AS THE BALL POPPED

OUT.

INCOMPLETE PASS INSTEAD OF

EITHER, "A," CATCH AND FUMBLE,

OR "B," CATCH AND DOWN BY

CONTACT.

>> THEY RUN MIKE VRABEL, TRYING

TO GET HIM UNDERNEATH

PLAXICO BURRESS.

HE HAS THE BALL, BUT HE'S JUST

NOT ABLE TO HANG ON TO IT.

THE GIANTS CAME INTO THIS GAME

LEADING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL

LEAGUE IN DROPPED PASSES.

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR A FIRST

DOWN.

>> ELLIS HOBBS THE ONE WHO

KNOCKED IT OUT.

THERE WAS WORD DURING THE WEEK

THAT BURRESS, WHO'S BEEN DEALING

WITH A HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN AND

SOME LIGAMENT TEARS WAS DEALING

WITH A KNEE INJURY AS WELL.

THEY NEED HIM TO BE HEALTHY.

HE'S THEIR BIG-PLAY GUY, AS HE

PROVED IN GREEN BAY.

THIRD AND 7.

ANOTHER BLITZ.

BRANDON JACOBS PICKS IT UP.

AND MANNING JUST AIRS IT OUT...

FOR TOOMER, WHO MAKES THE CATCH!

MANNING JUST HEAVED IT, AND

AMANI TOOMER MADE A PLAY ON THE

SIDELINE FOR 38 YARDS.

>> YEAH, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AND

SEE IF HE HAD HIS FEET IN

BOUNDS.

AND HE DID.

NICE JOB BY AMANI TOOMER.

HE'S HAD A COUPLE OF THOSE

RECEPTIONS HERE IN THIS

POSTSEASON THIS YEAR.

BRANDON JACOBS -- THIS BALL

DOESN'T GET OUT IF HE DOESN'T

GET OVER AND PICK UP THE BLITZ.

>> THAT WAS MERIWEATHER COMING

ON THE BLITZ, AND JACOBS, WHO

HAS WORKED HARDEST ON BLITZ

PICKUP, JUST DRILLED HIM.

NOW JACOBS GETS TO CARRY IT.

TO THE 15.

PICKS UP 4.

>> THAT LOOKED A LOT LIKE

TOM BRADY EARLIER IN THE YEAR

WHEN HE'D JUST THROW IT UP THERE

TO RANDY MOSS.

I MEAN, ELI MANNING WAS ON HIS

BACK FOOT, JUST THROWING AS BEST

HE COULD.

TOOMER GETTING AWAY WITH A HAND

TO THE FACE MASK THERE TO CREATE

SEPARATION.

THAT'S AN EXCELLENT JOB ON

AMANI TOOMER'S PART, MAKING THE

CATCH, LOCATING THE FOOTBALL,

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY KEEPING HIS

FEET IN BOUNDS.

>> SECOND DOWN AND 6.

PLAY CLOCK IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE.

A BLITZ, AND THEY'RE GONNA THROW

THE FLAG.

A LITTLE TOO NONCHALANT GETTING

UP UNDER CENTER WAS ELI MANNING.

>> DELAY, OFFENSE.

5-YARD PENALTY.

IT REMAINS SECOND DOWN.

>> I DON'T KNOW THAT I SEE A

TEAM MORE THAN THE GIANTS GET

MORE DELAY PENALTIES.

IT'S UNBELIEVABLE.

I MEAN, THE PLAYS HAVE GOT TO

GET IN, FIRST OF ALL, BUT THEN,

SECONDLY, THE QUARTERBACK HAS TO

BE ABLE TO KNOW WHERE THE PLAY

CLOCK IS AND HOW MUCH TIME IS

LEFT.

SOMETIMES THAT EVEN MEANS YOU

CAN'T CHANGE THE PLAY AT THE

LINE OF SCRIMMAGE OR MAKE ANY

PROTECTION-CALL CHANGES.

>> WELL, THEY HAD THE PLAY CLOCK

DOWN TO 5, AND THEY RESET IT.

AND BIG BROTHER PEYTON WAS

SAYING, "COME ON, ELI, SPEED IT

UP."

AND HE GOT UNDER CENTER, AND BY

THE TIME HE GOT THE SNAP, IT WAS

TOO LATE.

PLAY CLOCK NOW AT :10.

SECOND AND 11.

EXTRA MEN ON THE RUSH.

THE PASS IS COMPLETE.

AND A QUICK HIT BY

ASANTE SAMUEL.

DAVID TYREE ON THE RECEPTION.

GOOD FOR 5.

THIRD DOWN COMING UP.

>> RIGHT NOW THESE BACKS FOR THE

GIANTS ARE DOING AN EXCELLENT

JOB OF PICKING UP THE BLITZES.

AHMAD BRADSHAW STEPS UP.

THAT WAS JUNIOR SEAU THAT WAS

TRYING TO GET THROUGH THE GAP.

WE SAW IT EARLIER WITH

BRANDON JACOBS.

AND AT LEAST NOW THEY'VE GOTTEN

IT TO A MANAGEABLE THIRD DOWN.

>> THIRD AND 5.

MANNING.

THROWS.

IT'S TIPPED INTO THE AIR AND

INTERCEPTED BY ELLIS HOBBS!

AHMAD BRADSHAW FORCES HIM OUT.

AND THAT IS THE FIRST

INTERCEPTION THROWN SINCE

ELI MANNING THREW AN

INTERCEPTION TO ELLIS HOBBS IN

WEEK 17 OF THE REGULAR SEASON.

>> AND THIS BALL -- YOU CAN SEE

STEVE SMITH JUST GETTING OUT OF

HIS BREAK.

AND IT WAS A BALL THAT WAS

COMING IN PRETTY HARD.

>> AERIAL COVERAGE TONIGHT

PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER.

FERRIS WHEEL IN THE DISTANCE.

AND WE HAVE UNIVERSITY OF

PHOENIX STADIUM ALL LIT UP ON

THE OUTSIDE.

IT'S A SHAME THE ROOF IS CLOSED

ON WHAT IS A COOL, PRETTY NIGHT

HERE IN THE PHOENIX AREA.

ELI MANNING THROWS THE PICK

OFF THE HANDS OF STEVE SMITH.

A SCREEN FOR MARONEY.

OUT ACROSS THE 40 TO THE 41.

PICKED UP 8.

AND WE GO BACK TO THE

INTERCEPTION OFF THE HANDS OF

STEVE SMITH.

>> YEAH, THIS IS A LITTLE BETTER

LOOK, AS FAR AS WHAT STEVE SMITH

WAS DEALING WITH.

HE RUNS A PRETTY GOOD ROUTE

HERE.

STARTS TO THE OUTSIDE AND THEN

COMES UNDERNEATH.

THERE'S A VOID THERE.

BUT THE BALL GETS ON HIM AWFULLY

QUICK.

A BALL THAT HE CERTAINLY COULD

HAVE CAUGHT.

BUT YOU CAN TELL THERE -- A

FASTBALL DOWN LOW AND TRYING TO

PICK IT UP FROM THAT DISTANCE AS

A WIDE RECEIVER, NOT AN EASY

CATCH BUT ONE HE COULD'VE MADE.

>> FOR ELLIS HOBBS, HIS THIRD

INTERCEPTION IN HIS LAST FOUR

GAMES.

THAT INCLUDES THE END OF THE

REGULAR-SEASON FINALE AT

GIANTS STADIUM.

SECOND AND 2.

MARONEY TRIES THE LEFT SIDE.

AND THERE'S NOTHING THERE.

FIRST GUY THERE WAS

GIBRIL WILSON, WHO IS PLAYING

THE FREE-SAFETY SPOT.

GIBRIL, DURING THE WEEK, ASKED

HIS COACH, STEVE SPAGNUOLO, WHO

WAS WITH THE EAGLES, FOR THE

CELLPHONE NUMBER OF

BRIAN DAWKINS, WHO'S ONE OF THE

BEST SAFETIES IN THE NFL.

>> YEAH, AND EUGENE WILSON -- HE

HAS BEEN PLAYING PRETTY WELL.

I MEAN, I KNOW THAT THE PATRIOTS

WANT TO TRY TO MATCH HIM UP IN

COVERAGE AND SEE IF THEY CAN'T

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM.

BUT IN RUN SUPPORT, HE HAS BEEN

OUTSTANDING.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 1.

TIGHT FORMATION.

HAND-OFF TO MARONEY.

GOOD PRESSURE UP FRONT BY THE

DEFENSIVE LINE, AND

OSI UMENYIORA WAS THE FIRST ONE

THERE.

>> THAT'S A GREAT STOP RIGHT

THERE FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS ON

THIRD DOWN.

AFTER THE INTERCEPTION, YOU'RE

GONNA SEE THE PUSH RIGHT HERE IN

THE MIDDLE.

YOU GOT JAMES BUTLER COMING OFF

THE CORNER, WHICH KEPT HIM FROM

BEING ABLE TO GET TO THE

OUTSIDE.

JUST AN EXCELLENT STOP BY THE

GIANTS DEFENSIVELY.

>> CHRIS HANSON WILL PUNT IT.

McQUARTERS WAITS FOR IT.

LINE-DRIVE PUNT.

CHANCE FOR McQUARTERS TO RUN A

LITTLE BIT.

GOOD RETURN.

OUT NEAR HIS OWN 37.

DEREK MANNING PUTTING THOSE

PIECES TOGETHER.

BALL AT THE 36 FOR ELI MANNING,

FRESH OFF THAT INTERCEPTION.

PUT IT RIGHT BACK IN HIS RIGHT

HAND.

AND HE'S GOT NOWHERE TO GO

EXCEPT DOWN.

JARVIS GREEN WAS IN THERE, ALONG

WITH LE KEVIN SMITH.

>> THEY DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB ON

THE OUTSIDE ON PLAXICO BURRESS.

AGAIN, ELLIS HOBBS ON COVERAGE

WITH HIM.

TRYING TO GET TO THE INSIDE.

UNABLE TO.

AND AS MANNING NOT ABLE TO GO TO

PLAXICO BURRESS, THEN JUST

TRYING TO FIND SOMEBODY.

AND WHEN YOU START RUNNING

AROUND IN THE POCKET LIKE THAT

AGAINST AN AGGRESSIVE DEFENSIVE

FRONT LIKE NEW ENGLAND, YOU'RE

GONNA HAVE SOME PROBLEMS.

>> LOSS OF 3 ON THAT SACK.

SECOND AND 13.

AND A FUMBLE ON THE HAND-OFF!

NO SIGNAL YET.

IT LOOKED LIKE PIERRE WOODS GOT

ON TOP OF IT.

AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE

GIANTS HAD NOT DONE THIS

POSTSEASON -- TURN IT OVER.

MANNING SAYS IT STAYS WITH THE

GIANTS.

STILL NO SIGNAL.

NOW THERE IS, AND THE GIANTS

MAINTAIN POSSESSION.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW

PIERRE WOODS, NUMBER 58, DIDN'T

COME AWAY WITH IT.

BRADSHAW FELL ON IT, AFTER NOT

SECURING THE HAND-OFF FROM

ELI MANNING.

>> YEAH, I DON'T KNOW HOW THE

PATRIOTS WEREN'T ABLE TO RECOVER

THIS ONE EITHER.

IT'S PUT IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

YOU CAN SEE, AHMAD BRADSHAW JUST

DOES NOT SECURE THE EXCHANGE.

AND AHMAD BRADSHAW, OBVIOUSLY A

ROOKIE, BUT A GUY WHO HAS BEEN

PRETTY SURE-HANDED WITH THE

FOOTBALL MOST OF THE SEASON.

HASN'T HAD A FUMBLE SINCE THE

SECOND WEEK OF THE YEAR.

BUT RIGHT THERE, WOODS HAS A

CHANCE TO MAKE A PLAY ON IT.

THAT'S JUST GREAT HUSTLE BY

AHMAD BRADSHAW BEING ABLE TO GET

THAT ONE AWAY FROM HIM.

>> YEAH, IT SLID OUT A LITTLE,

AND AHMAD BRADSHAW RIPPED IT

THE REST OF THE WAY.

GIANTS TRYING TO SET UP A

SCREEN.

AND IT'S NOT THERE.

AHMAD BRADSHAW, THE INTENDED

RECEIVER.

AND RICHARD SEYMOUR WAS IN THE

FACE OF ELI MANNING.

AND THAT DRIVE FOR THE GIANTS

WENT NOWHERE.

>> [ CHUCKLES ] IT WENT NOWHERE,

BUT I TELL YOU, THEY GOT TO BE

PRETTY THANKFUL THAT AT LEAST

JEFF FEAGLES IS COMING OUT TO

PUNT.

THE ONE TURNOVER DOWN IN THE RED

ZONE IS ONE THING.

YOU FAIL TO COME AWAY WITH ANY

KIND OF POINTS.

IF YOU GIVE THE BALL TO THE

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS DOWN HERE,

YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH COUNT ON

THEM COMING AWAY WITH 7.

>> 8:44 LEFT IN THE HALF.

STILL A 4-POINT GAME, AS FEAGLES

WILL PUNT.

WES WELKER IS WAITING DEEP.

FEAGLES NOW THE OLDEST PLAYER

EVER TO PARTICIPATE IN A

SUPER BOWL.

DRIVES WELKER BACK TO THE 15.

WELKER OUT TO THE 29-YARD LINE.

NEW ENGLAND WILL START AT THEIR

OWN 30.

LAST TIME THEY HAD THE BALL, IT

WAS A THREE-AND-OUT.

THERE'S BILL BELICHICK IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT DEFENSIVE HUDDLE

OVER ON THE PATRIOTS' BENCH.

>> THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL ALWAYS

SEE HIM WHEN THE DEFENSE COMES

OFF THE FIELD -- MAKING

ADJUSTMENTS IN-GAME AFTER EACH

POSSESSION.

>> HAND-OFF IS TO MARONEY.

AND HE'S BROUGHT DOWN BY

JUSTIN TUCK.

A GAIN OF ONLY 1.

MENTIONED THAT THREE-AND-OUT THE

LAST TIME THE PATRIOTS HAD IT.

IT WAS ONLY THE THIRD TIME

THAT'S HAPPENED THIS POSTSEASON.

SECOND AND 9.

BRADY IN TROUBLE.

DOWN HE GOES.

KAWIKA MITCHELL WAS IN.

STRAHAN.

AND THEY CONVERGED ON BRADY, WHO

ALMOST GOT OUT OF THERE.

>> WELL, YOU'RE GONNA SEE

KAWIKA MITCHELL.

HE'S GONNA ACT AS IF HE'S NOT

COMING.

HE STARTS UP, THEN HE GOES BACK

AS IF HE'S GONNA GO INTO

COVERAGE.

AND BY DOING THAT, THEN HE'S

ABLE TO GET PRESSURE BECAUSE THE

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN DIDN'T KNOW

THAT HE WAS GONNA BE COMING IN

ON THE BLITZ.

STRAHAN THEN OFF THE EDGE.

INITIALLY, BEFORE THE SNAP, THE

GIANTS WERE SHOWING THEY WERE

GONNA BRING EVERYBODY.

SOME OF THOSE GUYS DROPPED INTO

COVERAGE.

KAWIKA ACTED AS IF HE WAS GONNA

DO THE SAME, AND THEN HE WAS

ABLE TO GET A CLEAR SHOT AT

BRADY.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 17.

BRADY IN TROUBLE AGAIN.

JUSTIN TUCK.

STEVE NEAL IS HAVING A TOUGH

TIME GETTING BACK UP.

>> WELL, WATCH JUSTIN TUCK.

HE'S IN HERE IN THE MIDDLE.

HE DOES A GREAT JOB.

THEY OVERLOAD THE SIDE WITH

OSI UMENYIORA AND JASON TUCK --

OR JUSTIN TUCK -- AND HE'S ABLE

TO GET A CLEAR SHOT, AS WELL.

GOOD JOB DEFENSIVELY RIGHT THERE

BY THE NEW YORK GIANTS.

>> NOW HANSON WILL PUNT IT AWAY.

SO IT'S BACK-TO-BACK

THREE-AND-OUTS.

AND HANSON HITS ONE OFF THE SIDE

OF HIS FOOT.

McQUARTERS PICKS UP THAT

DANGEROUS BOUNCE, AND THE GIANTS

WILL START WITH IT OUTSIDE THEIR

OWN 40.

NOT ONLY HAS RANDY MOSS BEEN

SHUT OUT, TROY, THEY HAVEN'T

EVEN THROWN TO HIM TONIGHT.

HE HAS ONE CATCH IN EACH

POSTSEASON GAME COMING INTO THIS

SUPER BOWL.

SO THE GIANTS ARE DOING TO HIM

WHAT THE JAGUARS DID AND THEN

THE CHARGERS DID.

>> YEAH, BUT IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT

JUST SAYING, "WELL, HE'S GETTING

DOUBLE-COVERED," BECAUSE MOST

EVERY GAME HE EVER PLAYS IN,

THERE'S GONNA BE TWO DEFENDERS

OVER THE TOP OF HIM, AND YET, HE

STILL HAD A HECK OF A SEASON.

SO THEY CAN FIND WAYS TO GET HIM

THE BALL.

>> HAND-OFF IS TO JACOBS.

AND BRANDON IS INCHES SHY OF THE

45.

PICKED UP 2.

LET'S GO DOWN TO CHRIS MYERS.

>> THE DEFENSIVE-MINDED HEAD

COACH OF THE PATRIOTS,

BILL BELICHICK, IS WATCHING

CLOSELY.

NOW, AFTER THE INITIAL GIANT

OFFENSIVE SERIES, HE SPENT THE

ENTIRE PATRIOT OFFENSIVE SERIES

HUDDLED GOING OVER THINGS WITH

HIS DEFENSE.

IN FACT, THE LAST TWO SERIES

WHEN HIS OFFENSE HAS BEEN OUT ON

THE FIELD, HE'S BEEN GOING OVER

THINGS WITH HIS DEFENSE ON THE

BENCH, WORKING HIS WAY TALKING

TO THE DEFENSIVE LINE, THE

LINEBACKERS, GOING OVER THE

CHALKBOARD.

AND EVEN WHEN TOM BRADY WENT

DOWN, BILL BELICHICK DID NOT

LOOK UP.

>> BILL BELICHICK, WHO SPENT

12 YEARS AS AN ASSISTANT WITH

THE GIANTS.

HIS DEFENSE FACING A SECOND AND

8.

HAND-OFF TO BRADSHAW.

AND AHMAD BRADSHAW BREAKS LOOSE

FOR A FIRST DOWN.

TO THE 42.

A 13-YARD RUN.

HARRISON ON THE TACKLE FOR THE

PATRIOTS.

>> THEY DO A GOOD JOB OF PICKING

UP JUNIOR SEAU THERE INSIDE.

AGAIN, HE'S GONNA TRY TO SHOOT

THE GAP, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT

HE LIKES TO DO.

THEY SEAL IT OFF, AND THAT

ALLOWS BRADSHAW THEN TO GET ON

THE CORNER.

YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE

QUICKNESS THAT HE HAS.

NOT A BIG HOLE THERE BUT HE

FINDS IT.

THEN FINISHES THE RUN.

>> UNDER 5:30 TO PLAY IN THE

HALF.

GIANTS SCORED FIRST.

THEY TRAIL BY 4, AS JACOBS TAKES

IT DOWN INSIDE THE 40.

4-YARD RUN.

SO, BRADSHAW ON THE SIDELINE

WATCHING BRANDON JACOBS, WHO IS

6'4", 264, AND BIGGER THAN ALL

THE LINEBACKERS FOR THE PATRIOTS

EXCEPT ADALIUS THOMAS, CARRY IT

FOR 4.

COMING UP AT HALFTIME, TOM PETTY

AND THE HEARTBREAKERS WILL ROCK

THE SUPER BOWL -- THE

BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLII

HALFTIME SHOW IS COMING UP LESS

THAN FIVE MINUTES AWAY ON THE

GAME CLOCK.

SECOND AND 6.

JACOBS ON THE LEFT SIDE.

BOWLS HIS WAY FOR A FIRST DOWN.

RAN RIGHT OVER TEDY BRUSCHI.

FIRST DOWN, NEW YORK.

>> YEAH, NEW ENGLAND WAS

ANTICIPATING THAT THEY WERE

GONNA RUN THE FOOTBALL, ONLY RUN

IT TO THE OTHER SIDE.

THEY DROPPED THE SAFETY DOWN,

CREATING THE EIGHTH GUY.

THE GIANTS RAN AWAY FROM HIM

AND, AS A RESULT, WERE ABLE TO

PICK UP A BIG GAIN.

>> WHEN YOU TAKE A STEP BACK AND

YOU REALIZE HOW THIS GAME HAS

UNFOLDED, THE GIANTS COULDN'T

HAVE HOPED FOR A BETTER FIRST

HALF OF FOOTBALL.

I KNOW THEY TRAIL BY 4.

BUT HAVE DONE THE JOB FOR THE

MOST PART DEFENSIVELY, AND IT'S

A LOW-SCORING GAME, AS

BRADSHAW -- HIS LEFT KNEE WENT

DOWN, AS HE GOT IT INSIDE THE

30.

THEY'LL MARK HIM JUST SHY OF THE

27-YARD LINE.

>> YEAH, I AGREE WITH YOU, JOE.

I MEAN, YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THAT

THIS FIRST HALF HAS PLAYED OUT.

OBVIOUSLY DISAPPOINTED THAT THEY

WEREN'T ABLE TO COME AWAY WITH

ANY KIND OF POINTS WITH THE

INTERCEPTION.

BUT UNLIKE THE FIRST TIME THESE

TWO TEAMS MET, WHICH WAS PRETTY

MUCH AN OFFENSIVE ASSAULT, IT'S

BEEN MORE DEFENSE.

BUT THE GIANTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO

MOVE THE FOOTBALL.

I THINK THAT THEY FELT GOOD

COMING IN WITH WHAT THEY WOULD

BE ABLE TO DO, AND THEY'RE DOING

A NICE JOB.

AND BECAUSE THEIR DEFENSE HAS

PLAYED AS WELL AS IT HAS,

THEY'RE RIGHT IN THIS GAME,

WHICH IS WHERE THEY WANT TO BE.

>> 38-35 WAS THE FINAL, PATRIOTS

WINNING IN WEEK 17.

WE'RE NOT HEADED TOWARD THAT

TYPE OF SCORE TONIGHT.

BRADSHAW.

STARTED TO THE RIGHT.

CUT IT UP TO THE 25-YARD LINE.

THIRD DOWN COMING UP AFTER A

GAIN OF 3.

SEYMOUR ON THE TACKLE FOR THE

PATRIOTS.

THREE MINUTES LEFT IN THE HALF.

PAT FLAHERTY IS THE

OFFENSIVE-LINE COACH FOR THE

GIANTS.

HE HAS DONE A TERRIFIC JOB FOR

TOM COUGHLIN.

THIS A VERY UNDERRATED GROUP,

AND THEY ARE SHOWING JUST THAT

HERE TONIGHT.

THIRD DOWN AND 4.

OUT OF THE SHOTGUN.

MANNING IN TROUBLE!

HE HAS IT KNOCKED OUT OF HIS

HANDS.

BATTED FORWARD.

AND SMITH ROLLS AWAY WITH THE

FOOTBALL.

A PENALTY FLAG IS DOWN ON THE

PLAY.

ADALIUS THOMAS KNOCKED IT OUT.

STEVE SMITH ENDED UP WITH THE

FOOTBALL.

AND A FLAG CAME IN MID-PLAY.

>> WELL, HERE IT IS.

ADALIUS THOMAS -- HE JUST GETS

RIGHT AROUND DAVID DIEHL, AND

ELI MANNING NEVER SEES HIM

COMING, AND THOMAS DOES WHAT HE

DOES BEST AND GOES RIGHT FOR THE

BALL.

>> ...RECOVERED BY NEW YORK.

HOWEVER, THERE IS AN ILLEGAL BAT

BY THE OFFENSE, NUMBER 44.

FROM THE PREVIOUS SPOT, 10-YARD

PENALTY.

IT REMAINS THIRD DOWN.

>> SO, THEY GET AHMAD BRADSHAW.

WHEN THE BALL WAS LOOSE AND IT

LOOKED LIKE MIGHT'VE BEEN

HEADING OUT OF BOUNDS RIGHT

HERE, BRADSHAW WITH AN ILLEGAL

BAT FORWARD.

AND THEN IT WAS A HEADS-UP PLAY

BY STEVE SMITH BEING ALERT,

SEEING THE BALL, AND ROLLING TO

THE SIDELINE WITH IT IN HIS

ARMS.

>> WELL, NO QUESTION.

AND AHMAD BRADSHAW TRYING TO BAT

IT OUT OF BOUNDS.

HE DIDN'T INTEND FOR IT TO STAY

IN PLAY.

BUT STEVE SMITH BEING ALERT AND

THEN GOING AFTER IT.

SO, IF THEY TURN THE BALL OVER

THERE, THEN AGAIN ANOTHER MISSED

OPPORTUNITY.

NOT THAT THE PENALTY -- THAT'S

GONNA HURT THEM ENOUGH AS IT IS.

BUT THEY'VE GOTTEN DOWN IN HERE

NOW A COUPLE OF TIMES.

AND YOU THINK HOW TIGHT THIS

FIRST HALF HAS BEEN.

AND JUST MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

ONCE THEY'VE GOTTEN INSIDE THE

RED ZONE.

>> IT BRINGS UP THIRD DOWN AND

18.

AND IF YOU CONSIDER THAT THE

GIANTS HAVE TO GET THE BALL TO

THE 21-YARD LINE OF NEW ENGLAND,

INSTEAD OF GOING FOR THE FIRST

DOWN AND ALL OF IT, YOU MAY BE

MORE CONTENT WITH BITING OFF

SOME YARDAGE AND GIVING TYNES A

BETTER OPPORTUNITY AT A MAKABLE

FIELD GOAL.

>> I THINK THAT'S GOT TO BE THE

APPROACH FOR ELI MANNING RIGHT

NOW.

UNLIKELY THAT HE'S GONNA BE ABLE

TO GET ENOUGH FOR A FIRST DOWN,

BUT IT'S CONCEIVABLE THAT THEY

CAN HIT SOMETHING ABOUT 10 YARDS

AND THEN BE IN HIS RANGE.

>> WITH TWO MINUTES LEFT.

MANNING THROWS.

AND IT'S NEARLY PICKED OFF BY

RANDALL GAY, WHO IS BACK IN THE

GAME, AND NOW HE GETS UP

GRABBING HIS LEFT ARM.

FOURTH AND 18 FOR FEAGLES,

WHO'S THE BEST EVER IN THIS

CATEGORY -- DOWNING THE BALL

INSIDE THE 20.

THE GIANTS NOW HAVE HAD 17 PLAYS

IN NEW ENGLAND TERRITORY AND

COME AWAY WITH A TOTAL OF

3 POINTS.

THE PATRIOTS, WHEN THEY GET IT

BACK, WILL HAVE ALL THREE OF

THEIR TIME-OUTS REMAINING AND

ONE OF THE BEST EVER AT

OPERATING THE TWO-MINUTE

OFFENSE, IN BRADY, AT THE

CONTROLS.

FAULK WITH A FAIR CATCH AT THE

11.

PATRIOTS HAVE IT AT THEIR OWN

11, LEADING BY 4.

AND FOR NEW ENGLAND, LAST TWO

POSSESSIONS -- 6 PLAYS, -7

YARDS.

AND YOU HAVE TO CREDIT THE

GIANTS DEFENSE, AND IN

PARTICULAR STEVE SPAGNUOLO, OF

PUTTING THESE GUYS IN THE RIGHT

SPOT.

>> THERE'S NO QUESTION.

ALREADY THE PATRIOTS HAVE PUNTED

AS MANY TIMES AS THEY DID IN THE

ENTIRE GAME THE LAST TIME THESE

TWO TEAMS MET.

RIGHT NOW THIS IS VERY CRITICAL.

IT'S CRITICAL FOR THE

NEW YORK GIANTS THAT THEY NOT

GIVE UP ANY POINTS GOING IN AT

HALFTIME.

YOU LOOK OVER THE STATS AND WHAT

TEAMS ARE ABLE TO DO IF THEY ARE

ABLE TO COME AWAY WITH POINTS AT

THE END OF A HALF, SPECIFICALLY

THE FIRST HALF, I MEAN, IT'S

HUGE AS FAR AS CHANGING THE

MOMENTUM OF A GAME.

>> HOW ABOUT BRADY IN PARTICULAR

DURING THE REGULAR SEASON?

THIS OFFENSE SCORED 90 POINTS IN

THE LAST TWO MINUTES OF EACH

HALF, BY FAR THE MOST IN THE

NFL.

THIS IS WHERE THEY ARE, IN SOME

WAYS, AT THEIR BEST.

BRADY IS HIT AS HE LET IT GO.

AND IT DOES NOT GET TO

RANDY MOSS.

AND BRADY ENDS UP ON THE GROUND,

HIT BY GIBRIL WILSON.

THE SAFETY COMING ON A BLITZ.

>> YEAH, AND THAT'S PART OF WHAT

WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER.

GIBRIL WILSON, 28, HE COMES IN

THERE.

THEY BRING TWO.

THEY BRING DOCKERY INSIDE, AS

WELL, WHICH IS WHY KEVIN FAULK

HAS TO PICK HIM UP.

AND THEN BRADY HAS TO TRY TO GET

THE BALL OUT QUICK, AND JUST NOT

ABLE TO GET ENOUGH ON IT.

BUT STEVE SPAGNUOLO -- WE SAW IN

THE PREVIOUS POSSESSION THAT

JUSTIN TUCK WAS ABLE TO GET

PRESSURE, WE SAW OSI UMENYIORA

GETTING PRESSURE, AND YET HE

STILL IS DIALING UP THE

SECONDARY BLITZES.

>> GONNA BE REALLY INTERESTING

TO SEE HOW THE GIANTS HANDLE THE

REST OF THIS HALF WITH THEIR

TIME-OUTS, IF THEY GET A BIG

PLAY HERE, WHICH THEY GET.

AND NOW THE GIANTS CAN SPEND A

TIME-OUT -- WHICH THEY DO.

THAT'S ONLY THEIR FIRST TIME-OUT

TAKEN, AS JUSTIN TUCK BROUGHT

DOWN MARONEY.

A LOSS OF 3.

AND NOW IT'S SHIFTING BACK TO

THE GIANTS WHO MAY GET A SHOT TO

GET SOME POINTS BEFORE THE HALF.

1:35 LEFT.

OUR SoBe LIFE WATER HALFTIME

REPORT IS COMING UP.

CURT, TERRY, HOWIE, AND JIMMY

ARE SHOWERED AND TOWELED OFF

FROM THEIR LONG PREGAME.

THEY'LL HAVE THEIR ANALYSIS OF

THE FIRST HALF.

AND THEN TOM PETTY AND THE

HEARTBREAKERS.

COUGHLIN GOT THE STOP

DEFENSIVELY, BURNS HIS FIRST

TIME-OUT.

AND NOW THE PATRIOTS ARE FACED

WITH THIRD AND 13.

>> WELL, YOU JUST LOOK AT THIS

DEFENSIVE FRONT.

THEY HAVE WON INSIDE THE

TRENCHES.

THE PATRIOTS HOPED THEY COULD

GET A SHOT DOWN THE FIELD ON

FIRST DOWN, GET SOMETHING, GET A

FIRST DOWN.

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO GIVE

THE BALL BACK TO THE GIANTS HERE

BEFORE THE HALF.

>> THEY FAKE A HAND-OFF TO

FAULK.

THEY THROW IT TO

DONTE' STALLWORTH, WHO'S GOT A

FIRST DOWN.

AND NOW THE PATRIOTS GO BACK ON

THE ATTACK.

THEY HURRY IT UP AND GET TO THE

LINE, AS THERE'S UNDER 1:20 LEFT

IN THE HALF.

>> THAT'S HOW QUICKLY IT

CHANGES.

ALL OF THE SUDDEN, THE PATRIOTS

ARE HOPING THAT THEY CAN PICK UP

SOME KIND OF FIRST DOWN, NOT

GIVE IT BACK, AND NOW THEY'RE

RIGHT BACK IN STRIKING MODE.

>> BRADY HIT AGAIN AS HE LET IT

GO, AND TOO FAR FOR MOSS.

AND OBVIOUSLY NO PROBLEM FOR

BRADY TO STEP INTO THAT THROW.

THAT WAS A LASER DOWN THE

SIDELINE.

AND TUCK HAD PRESSURE ON BRADY.

>> YEAH, AND HERE'S THE QUICK

WIDE-RECEIVER SCREEN THAT PICKED

UP THE FIRST DOWN.

DONTE' STALLWORTH.

AND THEN WELKER COMES ACROSS --

THAT'S LEGAL -- AND MAKES THE

BLOCK.

THEY WERE IN MAN COVERAGE

UNDERNEATH.

AND BECAUSE HE'S ABLE TO TAKE

THE GUY COVERING

DONTE' STALLWORTH, THAT'S WHY

THERE WAS SO MUCH ROOM TO PICK

UP THE FIRST DOWN.

>> THAT WAS AN 18-YARD

COMPLETION TO STALLWORTH ON

THIRD AND 13.

INSIDE HAND-OFF TO FAULK.

AND A PENALTY FLAG COMES FLYING

IN.

STRAHAN ON THE TACKLE.

AND WE'LL GET THE CALL FROM

MIKE CAREY.

>> HOLDING, OFFENSE, NUMBER 84.

10-YARD PENALTY.

IT REMAINS SECOND DOWN.

>> SO, NOW YOU TACK ON THE

10-YARD PENALTY.

AND THE GIANTS HAVE TO THINK

ABOUT ANOTHER STOP HERE ON

SECOND DOWN AND MAYBE HOPE TO

GET THE BALL BACK.

THERE'S THE HOLD RIGHT THERE ON

ANTONIO PIERCE BY

BENJAMIN WATSON.

>> AND A GOOD CALL, TOO, BY

NEW ENGLAND.

THAT WAS A BIG GAIN THERE ON

THEIR PART, AND NOW IT COMES

BACK.

IF THEY'RE ABLE TO MAKE -- IF

THEY'RE ABLE TO HOLD THEM HERE

AND NOT GIVE UP MANY YARDS, THEN

YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT THE

GIANTS ARE GONNA LOOK AT TRYING

TO MAYBE GET THE BALL BACK INTO

THEIR HANDS AND GIVE IT ONE MORE

SHOT THEMSELVES.

>> SECOND AND 12.

AND NOW A TIME-OUT TAKEN BY

NEW ENGLAND.

WITH 59 SECONDS LEFT IN THE

HALF.

AND BRADY WILL COME OVER AND

TALK ABOUT IT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE GIANTS IN

THEIR SUPER BOWL HISTORY, YOU GO

BACK TO SUPER BOWL XXI.

GIANTS BEAT DENVER 39-20.

THE MVP WAS PHIL SIMMS, WHO WAS

ON FIRE.

25 PASSES, 22 COMPLETIONS.

SUPER BOWL XXV -- THE GIANTS 20,

THE BILLS 19.

AND THEN SUPER BOWL XXXV -- THE

RAVENS 34, THE GIANTS 7.

AND THAT'S THE SUPER BOWL THAT,

OBVIOUSLY, MICHAEL STRAHAN STILL

HAS THE TASTE OF IN HIS MOUTH,

AND THE SAME FOR AMANI TOOMER,

WHO TOLD HIS TEAMMATES BEFORE

THIS GAME, "DON'T JUST BE HAPPY

WITH GETTING IN THE SUPER BOWL.

GO OUT THERE AND WIN IT."

>> SECOND AND 12.

KEVIN FAULK WAS SHAKEN UP ON

THAT LAST PLAY, SO NEW ENGLAND

TOOK A TIME-OUT...

TO KEEP HIM OUT ON THE FIELD.

SECOND AND 12.

LOW THROW FOR WELKER.

MAKES A GOOD CATCH.

CROSSES THE 30.

AND GETS POPPED.

AND THE CLOCK CONTINUES TO RUN,

AS FRED ROBBINS MADE THE PLAY.

A GAIN OF 8.

THIRD DOWN COMING UP.

AND BOTH TEAMS LETTING THE CLOCK

RUN.

>> WELL, BECAUSE OF THIS BEING

THIRD DOWN, IF THE PATRIOTS ARE

ABLE TO PICK IT UP, THEN YOU CAN

BET THEY'RE GONNA HAVE SOME

URGENCY.

>> FAULK.

MAKES THE CATCH AND HAS A FIRST

DOWN FOR NEW ENGLAND.

AND NOW THE PATRIOTS WILL SPEND

THE TIME-OUT.

PATRIOTS WITH THEIR SUPER BOWL

HISTORY.

SUPER BOWL XX, THAT 46-10 LOSS

TO THE BEARS.

SUPER BOWL XXXI, THE LOSS TO

BRETT FAVRE.

BUT THEN THE ROLL --

SUPER BOWL XXXVI OVER ST. LOUIS.

XXXVIII OVER CAROLINA.

AND THEIR LAST TRY WAS

SUPER BOWL XXXIX IN

JACKSONVILLE, A 3-POINT WIN OVER

PHILADELPHIA.

WHAT A RUN IT HAS BEEN WITH THIS

COMBINATION OF ROBERT KRAFT,

WITH HIS SON JONATHAN TO HIS

LEFT.

CHAIRMAN AND C.E.O.

AND A GREAT PARTNERSHIP, TROY,

WITH HIS HEAD COACH,

BILL BELICHICK, AND THE NEXUS OF

THIS TEAM.

YOU ADD TOM BRADY INTO THE MIX.

AND AS BRADY SAYS, "WE'RE NOT

GOING ANYWHERE."

>> THEY'RE NOT.

AND BILL BELICHICK'S NOT GOING

ANYWHERE, I KNOW IN VISITING

WITH HIM.

A LOT OF THESE COACHES, AFTER

THEY'VE HAD THE SUCCESS THAT

HE'S BEEN ABLE TO HAVE, THEY

START LOOKING TO RETIRE.

HE THOROUGHLY ENJOYS EVERY PART

OF HIS JOB.

>> FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND.

BRADY HAS TO STEP UP.

THROWS FOR MOSS, WHO HAS HIS

FIRST OF THE GAME.

AND OUT OF BOUNDS WITH A FIRST

DOWN AT THE 44-YARD LINE.

>> YOU'RE GONNA SEE MOSS.

HE STARTS TO THE INSIDE.

THEY'VE GOT KEVIN DOCKERY WHO IS

ON HIM.

AND ALL THE ROOM OUT THERE TO

THE SIDELINE FOR TOM BRADY TO

LAY IT OUT THERE.

AND GREAT PROTECTION UP FRONT.

STRAHAN WAS COMING OFF THE EDGE,

BUT BECAUSE THERE WAS NO INSIDE

PUSH, HE COULD STEP UP AND

DELIVER THE BALL.

>> 20 SECONDS LEFT IN THE HALF,

AND THE BALL'S KNOCKED LOOSE!

STRAHAN WAS IN THERE.

TUCK WAS IN THERE.

AND UMENYIORA'S FIGHTING FOR THE

FOOTBALL.

AND THE GIANTS TAKE OVER.

UMENYIORA WON THAT FIGHT FOR THE

BALL.

AND WITH 10 SECONDS LEFT IN THE

HALF, NOW EACH TEAM -- AS TUCK

KNOCKED IT OUT -- EACH TEAM HAS

TURNED IT OVER ONCE.

>> WHAT A GREAT JOB BY

JUSTIN TUCK.

THEY'VE JUST NOT BEEN ABLE TO

CONTROL HIM.

NO MATTER WHERE THEY PUT HIM,

HE'S BEEN ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE

AND GET PRESSURE ON TOM BRADY.

THEY NEEDED A PLAY.

JUSTIN TUCK IS ABLE TO PROVIDE

IT.

AND NOW YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE

THAT THE GIANTS ARE GOING TO AT

LEAST TAKE ONE SHOT, TRYING TO

GET IN A POSITION TO WHERE THEY

CAN ATTEMPT A FIELD GOAL BEFORE

THE END OF THE HALF.

>> 10 SECONDS LEFT.

GIANTS HAVE TWO TIME-OUTS

REMAINING, JUST SO YOU KNOW.

THE BALL IS AT THE NEW ENGLAND

49.

>> REALLY REMARKABLE, AS MUCH

SUCCESS AS THIS PATRIOT TEAM HAD

AGAINST THE GIANTS THE LAST TIME

THEY MET, THE GIANTS,

DEFENSIVELY, ARE HAVING THEIR

WAY RIGHT NOW.

>> PATRIOTS COME ON A BLITZ.

MANNING OVER THE MIDDLE.

AND HE THREW BEHIND STEVE SMITH.

FIVE SECONDS LEFT IN THE HALF.

AND LET'S GO BACK TO THAT HIT ON

TOM BRADY.

>> WELL, JUSTIN TUCK, HE HAS

BEEN THE MVP OF THIS DEFENSIVE

FRONT.

NOBODY'S REALLY BEEN ABLE TO

BLOCK HIM HERE OVER THE SECOND

HALF OF THE SEASON.

HE COMES OFF THE CORNER.

AND THEN AS TOM BRADY BRINGS HIS

ARM BACK TO DELIVER THE THROW,

HE GOES FOR THE FOOTBALL.

>> HOW ABOUT HIS NIGHT HERE IN

SUPER BOWL XLII?

SIX TACKLES, TWO SACKS, AND NOW

A FORCED FUMBLE.

>> THEY JUST GOT HIM SIGNED UP

TO A LONG-TERM DEAL, RIGHTFULLY

SO.

HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE STARTER

THIS YEAR HAD MICHAEL STRAHAN

NOT COME BACK FOR TRAINING CAMP.

AND THIS YEAR THEY'RE HAPPY

STRAHAN DID, BUT NOW THEY'VE

FOUND THEMSELVES ANOTHER GREAT

PLAYER TO RUSH THE PASSER.

>> YOU SAW RANDY MOSS, WHO IS

DEEP, AS WE EXPECT A HAIL MARY.

AND NOW A TIME-OUT IS TAKEN BY

NEW ENGLAND.

YOU TALK ABOUT PRESSURE ON

TOM BRADY.

IT HAS BEEN THERE PRETTY MUCH

SINCE THE START.

>> YEAH, AND WHAT'S BEEN

TYPICAL, THOUGH, JOE, IS THEY'VE

DONE IT A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

JUSTIN TUCK, OBVIOUSLY, HAS BEEN

A BIG PART.

BUT AS WE SAW THERE WITH

GIBRIL WILSON.

THEY'VE BROUGHT KEVIN DOCKERY.

THEY KIND OF DO WHAT THEY DO,

AND THEY DON'T WORRY SO MUCH

ABOUT THE SKILL PLAYERS.

I KNOW WHEN THIS TEAM PLAYED THE

DALLAS COWBOYS IN THE DIVISIONAL

GAME, DALLAS HAD A BUNCH OF

WEAPONS, AND YET THEY STILL CAME

AFTER THEM, AND THAT WAS WITH A

DEPLETED SECONDARY.

AND NOW AGAINST THE BEST OFFENSE

IN ALL OF FOOTBALL, THEY'RE

FINDING WAYS TO GET PRESSURE,

AND THEY DON'T CARE IF AT TIMES

THAT MEANS THEY'RE GONNA BE

ONE-ON-ONE OUTSIDE.

>> STEVE SPAGNUOLO, THEIR

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, SAID, "WE

DIDN'T SHOW NEW ENGLAND

EVERYTHING, BY THE WAY.

WE HAD A POSTSEASON GAME THE

NEXT WEEK AGAINST TAMPA BAY, AND

WE KEPT SOME THINGS CLOSE TO THE

VEST."

THE PATRIOTS ARE SEEING IT ALL

TONIGHT.

SECOND AND 10.

SHOULD BE THE LAST PLAY OF THIS

FIRST HALF.

THEY ROLL MANNING TO BUY HIM

SOME TIME, AND...

INTO THE END ZONE.

JUMP BALL.

INCOMPLETE.

AND IN A REMATCH OF A GAME THAT

ENDED IN WEEK 17, 38-35 IN FAVOR

OF THE PATRIOTS, IT'S 7-3

NEW ENGLAND AT THE HALF IN

SUPER BOWL XLII.

THE SoBe LIFE WATER HALFTIME

REPORT IS COMING UP.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS

WILL BE A PART OF THAT.

CURT, TERRY, HOWIE, AND JIMMY.

TROY, WE'VE TALKED A LOT ALREADY

ABOUT THIS DEFENSE FOR THE

NEW YORK GIANTS.

THIS WAS A RECORD-SETTING

OFFENSE IN SO MANY DIFFERENT

WAYS FOR NEW ENGLAND DURING THE

REGULAR SEASON, BUT WHAT A JOB

THEY'VE DONE SO FAR HALFWAY

THROUGH THIS GAME.

>> UNBELIEVABLE.

NEW ENGLAND TAKES THEIR FIRST

POSSESSION, THEY GO DOWN AND GET

A TOUCHDOWN.

AND AFTER THAT, THEY'VE JUST NOT

BEEN ABLE TO DO ANYTHING.

HELD THEM TO 81 YARDS TOTAL

OFFENSE HERE IN THE FIRST HALF,

A TEAM THAT AVERAGED OVER 400

YARDS OF OFFENSE IN THE REGULAR

SEASON.

A BIG PART OF THAT, CLEARLY, IS

THE PRESSURE THAT THEY'VE BEEN

ABLE TO GET ON TOM BRADY.

YOU CAN TELL THAT HE'S OUT OF

HIS RHYTHM.

HE'S NOT ABLE TO SET UP AND MAKE

THE THROWS.

AND ON THE BACK END, THEY'RE

DOING A GOOD ENOUGH JOB UNTIL

THE PRESSURE CAN GET TO HIM.

>> AND THE DEFENSE EVENED UP THE

TURNOVER RATIO IN THIS GAME.

EACH SIDE NOW HAS TURNED THE

BALL OVER ONE TIME.

AND THE GIANTS DURING THE

REGULAR SEASON, THAT WAS

SOMETHING THAT WAS JUST A KILLER

FOR NEW YORK.

THEY WERE -9 OVERALL IN TURNOVER

RATIO.

THEY WERE FORTUNATE TO GET ON A

COUPLE OF FUMBLES, AND THAT

HELPED KEEP THIS SCORE DOWN LIKE

IT IS.

>> YEAH, AND I THINK THAT IF YOU

LOOK AT THE GIANTS, THIS GAME

HAS UNFOLDED THE WAY THAT THEY

WOULD HOPE THAT IT WOULD.

IF THEY HAD BEEN ABLE TO COME

AWAY WITH POINTS WHEN THEY GOT

DOWN IN THERE, EVEN IF THEY WERE

JUST FIELD GOALS, THEY'RE

LEADING THIS BALLGAME.

BUT I'VE GOT TO BELIEVE, WHEN

YOU LOOK AT THE

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, ALL THE

WEAPONS THAT THEY HAVE, THE

EXPLOSIVENESS THAT THEY HAVE

FROM THE OFFENSIVE STANDPOINT,

THAT THEY ARE HAPPY COMING OUT

IN THE SECOND HALF WITH WHERE

THIS GAME IS.

>> WELL, THIS RECORD-SETTING

OFFENSE, AS WE TALKED ABOUT JUST

A MOMENT AGO, THIS WAS A

NEW ENGLAND GROUP THAT PUT UP

589 POINTS DURING THE REGULAR

SEASON.

THAT'S AN NFL RECORD.

TOM BRADY, AN NFL-RECORD 50

TOUCHDOWN PASSES DURING THE

REGULAR SEASON.

SO FAR THEY'VE BEEN HELD IN

CHECK BY THE GIANTS DEFENSE.

LET'S GO DOWN TO THE FIELD AND

CHRIS MYERS.

>> JOE, I JUST WALKED OUT WITH A

VERY CALM AND RELAXED

BILL BELICHICK.

HE SAID, "HEY, IT'S BASIC

FUNDAMENTALS.

OUR DEFENSE IS DOING SOME OF THE

THINGS WE WANTED TO.

WE'RE IMPROVING ON THIRD DOWN."

OFFENSIVELY, HE SAID TOM BRADY

IS FINE.

PROBABLY THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS

WHAT THE GIANTS PASS RUSH, WHAT

THEY'RE DOING TO HIM UP FRONT.

THEIR STARTING RIGHT GUARD,

STEPHEN NEAL, UNLIKELY TO PLAY

IN THE SECOND HALF.

THEY NEED A LITTLE MORE

PRODUCTION OUT OF THEIR

OFFENSIVE LINE.

WHEN I ASKED HIM, "IS THIS THE

KIND OF GAME THAT YOUR DEFENSE

WILL HAVE TO WIN FOR YOU?" HE

SAID, "IT LOOKS THAT WAY."

>> ANOTHER LOOK AT THE RELAXED

BILL BELICHICK, AS CHRIS MYERS

DESCRIBED HIM.

HE WASN'T RELAXED ON WEDNESDAY

WHEN HE LIT HIS TEAM UP AFTER A

LACKLUSTER PRACTICE THAT WE

WITNESSED.

HE REALLY LIT INTO THIS TEAM.

AND TOM BRADY TOLD US, "THAT

REALLY ALLOWS ME TO JUST BE ONE

OF THE GUYS.

BILL BELICHICK CAN HANDLE THE

DISCIPLINE.

HE'S RESPECTED IN THIS LOCKER

ROOM.

THEN I CAN JUST GO -- I DON'T

HAVE TO BREAK GUYS DOWN AND TRY

AND GET THEM TO FOCUS.

BELICHICK HANDLES THAT, AND I

CAN JUST BE ONE OF THIS ROSTER."

AND YOU GET THE FEELING THAT

THIS IS A TEAM THAT WOULD DO

ANYTHING FOR TOM BRADY, AND THEY

BETTER START DOING SOMETHING

AROUND HIM BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT

MOVING THE BALL AT ALL.

>> WELL, WE'LL SEE WHAT KIND OF

ADJUSTMENTS THEY WERE ABLE TO

MAKE IN THE FIRST HALF THAT MAY

AFFORD TOM BRADY A LITTLE MORE

PROTECTION.

>> MARONEY ALREADY HAS A 43-YARD

RETURN IN THIS GAME.

HE TAKES THIS ONE, AND

CHASE BLACKBURN MEETS HIM AROUND

THE 20.

AND THEY'LL MARK HIM AT THE 21.

LET'S GO DOWN TO THE FIELD AND

PAM OLIVER.

>> TOM COUGHLIN SPOKE GLOWINGLY

ABOUT HIS DEFENSE.

HE SAYS, "WE GOT TO KEEP GETTING

THOSE HITS ON TOM BRADY."

OFFENSIVELY, HE WASN'T SO

COMPLIMENTARY.

HE SAID HE LIKED THE TEMPO, "BUT

WE CAN'T GET IN THE GREEN ZONE

AND COME AWAY WITH NO POINTS.

WE GOT TO SETTLE DOWN IN THERE."

AS FOR SPECIAL TEAMS, HE SAYS,

"THAT'S A UNIT THAT WE'VE GOT TO

GET SOMETHING FROM.

WE NEED A GAME-CHANGING PLAY

FROM OUR SPECIAL TEAMS."

BACK TO YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT, PAM, THANK YOU.

>> YEAH, AND AS FAR AS THE

SPECIAL TEAMS GOES, THAT IS THE

ONE AREA OF THIS TEAM THROUGHOUT

THE PLAYOFFS THAT THEY HAVE

GOTTEN A BIG PLAY IN SPECIAL

TEAMS.

SO FAR, THEY'VE NOT BEEN ABLE

TO.

>> STARTING AT THEIR OWN 21 UP

BY 4.

ANOTHER BLITZ FROM THE GIANTS.

OVER THE MIDDLE, IT'S WELKER ON

THE CATCH AND THEN DOING WHAT HE

DOES BEST.

FIRST DOWN AT THE 36.

A 15-YARD CATCH AND RUN.

>> YOU CALLED IT, JOE.

THEY BRING GIBRIL WILSON OFF THE

DEFENSIVE LEFT SIDE.

YOU'RE GONNA SEE HIM HERE.

BUT AS A RESULT, THEN YOU GOT

OSI UMENYIORA, 72, WHO'S GONNA

TRY TO COME UNDERNEATH AND THEN

KEEP WES WELKER FROM BEING A

FACTOR ON THAT SHORT AND SHALLOW

CROSS.

YOU JUST CAN'T HAVE IT.

AND THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT,

WHEN YOU BRING PRESSURE, YOU'RE

EXPOSED IN SOME AREA.

THAT TIME NEW ENGLAND WAS ABLE

TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.

>> MARONEY.

NICE RUN ON FIRST DOWN.

PICKS UP 7.

JAMES BUTLER ON THE TACKLE.

AND WE LOOK AT A FIRST-HALF

COMPARISON -- WEEK 17 AND THE

TOTAL POINTS, THE TOTAL YARDS --

COMPARED TO TONIGHT.

3 POINTS FOR THE GIANTS.

7 POINTS FOR THE PATRIOTS.

AND SO FAR, IT'S BEEN THE GIANTS

WITH MORE TOTAL YARDAGE,

BUT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO

GET POINTS AFTER GETTING INSIDE

THE 30, EXCEPT FOR THAT FIRST

FIELD GOAL.

SECOND DOWN AND 3.

BRADY.

THAT PASS IS TIPPED BY STRAHAN.

IT'S AN INCOMPLETE PASS.

IT WAS NOT A LATERAL.

KEVIN FAULK, THE INTENDED

RECEIVER, AND NOW IT'S THIRD AND

3.

>> USUALLY, A TACKLE WILL TRY TO

TAKE -- WELL, HE DID THERE.

HE WENT LOW.

BUT STRAHAN NOT GOING TO THE

GROUND.

AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH THAT

QUICK SCREEN TO THE WIDE

RECEIVER.

IF YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO GET THE

DEFENSIVE END'S HANDS DOWN, THEN

HE'S ABLE TO BAT THE BALL THE

WAY THAT STRAHAN WAS ABLE TO

THERE.

THE PATRIOTS HAVE HAD SOME

SUCCESS WITH THAT PLAY IN THE

FIRST HALF.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 3, AS THE

PATRIOTS PLAY WITHOUT THEIR

STARTING GUARD, STEPHEN NEAL.

UMENYIORA GOT THERE TOO LATE.

FIRST DOWN, PATRIOTS.

KEVIN FAULK OUT OF THE

BACKFIELD.

AND UMENYIORA WAS A STEP TOO

LATE.

>> I'LL TELL YOU, THEY'RE

GETTING PLENTY OF HITS ON HIM,

THOUGH.

UMENYIORA JUST GOES RIGHT AROUND

MATT LIGHT.

AND YOU'RE RIGHT.

IF HE HAD TO HOLD THE BALL ANY

LONGER THAN WHAT HE DID THERE,

THEY WOULD'VE BEEN ABLE TO COME

AWAY WITH THE SACK.

BUT YOU LOOK AT KEVIN FAULK.

BETWEEN WES WELKER AND

KEVIN FAULK, THOSE ARE THE TWO

GUYS THAT TOM BRADY IS LOOKING

FOR ON THIRD DOWNS MOST OF THE

TIME.

>> BEEN KNOCKED DOWN EIGHT

TIMES.

AND THIS IS MARONEY IN THE

BACKFIELD.

AND UMENYIORA, A LOSS OF 2.

FOR OSI UMENYIORA, A PLAY IN THE

GAME FOLLOWING AN

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP AT GREEN BAY

WHERE HE WASN'T MUCH OF A

FACTOR.

>> THERE'S OSI UMENYIORA.

KYLE BRADY TRYING TO MAKE THE

BLOCK.

AND HE JUST SHEDS HIM.

AND OSI UMENYIORA, WHO WAS ABLE

TO GET HITS.

THIS IS A DEFENSE THAT WAS NOT

ABLE TO CREATE A LOT OF SACKS IN

THEIR FIRST THREE PLAYOFF GAMES.

THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT

HERE TONIGHT, BUT THROUGHOUT

THAT TIME, THEY WERE GETTING

HITS.

OSI UMENYIORA PLAYING VERY WELL

IN THIS BALLGAME.

>> SECOND AND 12.

OVER THE MIDDLE.

WELKER.

MAKES THE CATCH.

TAKES A SEAT.

PICKED UP 7.

YOU COULD HEAR THE POP, AS THEY

HIT WELKER HARD OVER THE MIDDLE

OF THIS FIELD.

>> BUT THE ONE THING ABOUT IT IS

HE JUST GETS A FREE RELEASE.

HE GOES RIGHT TO THE INSIDE AND

THEN SAM MADISON LETS HIM GO.

AND WHEN HE PASSES HIM OFF,

THERE'S GOT TO BE A LINEBACKER

THEN LOOKING UP WES WELKER.

I CAN'T IMAGINE A DEFENSE GOING

INTO A GAME AGAINST THE

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AND NOT

BEING MORE AWARE OF WES WELKER.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 5.

ANOTHER BLITZ.

BRADY THROWS.

FAULK MAKES THE CATCH, BUT HE'S

WRAPPED UP SHORT OF A FIRST

DOWN.

AND A GOOD PLAY BY

ANTONIO PIERCE, THE MIDDLE

LINEBACKER, WHO HOLDS FAULK

2 YARDS SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN.

>> WELL, THAT'S A GREAT JOB BY

STEVE SPAGNUOLO.

AS YOU KNOW, IT'S A

MEDIUM-LENGTH CONVERSION IS WHAT

NEW ENGLAND'S TRYING TO GET.

THEY BRING PRESSURE, FORCE

TOM BRADY TO GET THE BALL OUT

SHORT, AND NOT ABLE TO THEN MAKE

THE CATCH AND GET ENOUGH FOR THE

FIRST DOWN.

>> I'LL TELL YOU, THE GIANTS

WERE JUST FORTUNATE.

HERE'S McQUARTERS MAKING THE

PLAY.

IT LOOKS LIKE BILL BELICHICK

WITH THAT CHALLENGE FLAG IN HIS

HAND IS THINKING ABOUT

CHALLENGING -- AND HE IS --

CHASE BLACKBURN GETTING OFF THE

FIELD IN TIME.

AS I SAID GOING TO BREAK -- TROY

CIRCLES HIM -- IF HE DOESN'T GET

OFF THE FIELD BEFORE THE SNAP,

IT'S 12 MEN ON THE FIELD, AND

THE 5-YARD PENALTY IS ENOUGH FOR

A FIRST DOWN.

>> AND BEFORE BILL BELICHICK

DECIDED TO CHALLENGE THAT, HE

WAS TRYING TO GET CLARIFICATION

DURING THAT TV TIME-OUT AS TO

EXACTLY WHAT THE RULE IS BECAUSE

HE MAY HAVE HAD ONE FOOT STILL

IN THE FIELD OF PLAY BEFORE HE

GOT TO THE SIDELINE.

>> DURING OUR BREAK, HE WAS

TALKING TO LARRY ROSE, THE SIDE

JUDGE, ABOUT IT.

HERE'S MIKE CAREY.

>> NEW ENGLAND IS CHALLENGING

THAT THERE WERE 12 MEN ON THE

FIELD.

>> WE'LL GET THE CALL FROM

MIKE CAREY.

IT LOOKS, BASED ON THAT REPLAY,

LIKE NEW ENGLAND IS GOING TO GET

THE PENALTY CALLED AGAINST THE

GIANTS AND GET THE BALL BACK.

>> AFTER REVIEW, THE GIANTS HAD

12 MEN ON THE FIELD.

THAT'S ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION.

5-YARD PENALTY.

THE CHALLENGE IS UPHELD.

NEW ENGLAND WILL NOT BE CHARGED

WITH A TEAM TIME-OUT.

IT WILL BE FIRST AND 10 ON THE

GIANT 39-YARD LINE ON THIS HASH.

FIRST DOWN.

>> WELL, MARK THIS TIME DOWN IN

YOUR DIARY -- 11 MINUTES LEFT IN

THE THIRD QUARTER.

AND BECAUSE CHASE BLACKBURN

COULD NOT GET OFF THE FIELD,

THIS HIGH-POWERED NEW ENGLAND

OFFENSE GETS A FIRST DOWN BY

PENALTY AT THE GIANT 39-YARD

LINE.

>> AND BILL BELICHICK, HE

DOESN'T MISS A TRICK.

YOU GOT TO GIVE HIM CREDIT AND

HIS STAFF CREDIT FOR SEEING THAT

AND THEN BEING ABLE TO CHALLENGE

IT AND GET THE BALL BACK.

YOU LOOK AT TOM COUGHLIN, AND

YOU GOT THE PASS INTERFERENCE ON

ANTONIO PIERCE, WHICH SETS UP

THAT FIRST TOUCHDOWN FOR THE

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS.

AND THEN NOW YOUR DEFENSE DOES A

GOOD JOB, STOPS THEM, AND

SPECIAL TEAMS, WHICH IS WHERE

TOM COUGHLIN THOUGHT THAT THEY

WOULD HAVE AN ADVANTAGE, SO FAR

IN THIS GAME, IT'S REALLY HURT

THEM.

>> FIRST DOWN AT THE 39.

PLAY-ACTION FROM BRADY, WHO SETS

UP A SCREEN FOR MARONEY.

AND A GOOD JOB BY PIERCE TO GET

OFF A BLOCK AND MAKE A PLAY.

GAIN OF ONLY 4.

CHASE BLACKBURN IS LEFT TO STAND

THERE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT COULD

BE A BIG PENALTY AGAINST

NEW YORK.

SECOND AND 11, AS MATT LIGHT

JUMPED.

>> FALSE START, OFFENSE,

NUMBER 72.

5-YARD PENALTY.

IT'S STILL SECOND DOWN.

>> WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT

PENALTIES, TROY, THAT'S WHAT

TOM COUGHLIN CAME TO THE GIANTS

PREACHING.

"WE'RE GONNA BE A LOW-PENALIZED

TEAM.

WE'RE GONNA TRY AND AVOID

INJURIES."

TWO YEARS AGO, THEY SET A

FRANCHISE RECORD FOR THE MOST

PENALTIES IN A 16-GAME SEASON.

THIS YEAR, ONLY 77 PENALTIES,

WHICH WAS THE FEWEST IN

FRANCHISE HISTORY.

SO THAT HASN'T BEEN A PROBLEM IN

'07.

IT'S BEEN A PROBLEM TONIGHT.

SECOND AND 11.

WELKER.

WHAT A GOOD PLAY.

ROSS, AFTER WEBSTER MADE HIM

SHIFT.

>> AND THIS WAS THE PART OF THE

GAME PLAN FOR THE NEW YORK

GIANTS WHERE, WHEN WES WELKER

GOT THE BALL INTO HIS HANDS,

THEY WOULD THEN BE ABLE TO MAKE

A PLAY ON HIM AND GET HIM TO THE

GROUND.

GOOD JOB OF EXECUTION.

AND RIGHT NOW THE PATRIOTS JUST

REALLY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO

FIND THEIR RHYTHM.

IT'S SO RARE THAT WE'VE SEEN

THIS FROM THEM THROUGHOUT THE

COURSE OF THIS YEAR, AS

EXPLOSIVE AS THEY HAVE BEEN IN

BEING ABLE TO MOVE UP AND DOWN

THE FIELD, BUT EVERY PLAY HAS

BEEN A STRUGGLE HERE TONIGHT.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 13.

PRESSURE ON BRADY.

FAULK UNDERNEATH.

MAKES THE CATCH...

AND FALLS FORWARD FOR A FIRST

DOWN.

THE HIT BY JOHNSON PUSHED HIM

ACROSS THE MARKER.

14 YARDS ON THIRD DOWN.

>> IT WAS THE MISSED TACKLE OUT

IN THE FLAT.

THEY GET THE BALL OUT HERE TO

FAULK.

AND YOU SEE THERE.

JOHNSON, HE MISSES, AND IF HE'S

ABLE TO MAKE A TACKLE THERE,

THEN THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT

THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ARE

PROBABLY GONNA TRY TO SETTLE FOR

A FIELD GOAL.

MAYBE THEY GO FOR IT ON FOURTH

DOWN.

BUT A GREAT JOB OF RUNNING BY

KEVIN FAULK TO PICK UP THAT

FIRST DOWN.

>> 14 YARDS ON THIRD AND 13.

MOST CAREER COMPLETIONS ALL TIME

IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY, AS

MARONEY GOES NOWHERE.

REGGIE TORBOR, OUTSIDE

LINEBACKER, MADE THE PLAY.

IT'S SECOND AND 10.

>> THIS IS QUITE A CHALLENGE FOR

THIS NEW YORK GIANTS DEFENSE.

YOU CONSIDER HOW WELL THEY HAVE

PLAYED.

I MEAN, STOPPING THE PATRIOTS AT

ANY TIME IS PRETTY CHALLENGING,

AND THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB

THROUGHOUT THIS GAME.

AND TO BE ABLE TO DO IT AND THEN

SEE THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS GET

THE BALL BACK, ESPECIALLY WITH

THIS KIND OF FIELD POSITION, IF

THEY'RE ABLE TO HOLD THEM,

THAT'LL BE A MONUMENTAL EFFORT.

>> SECOND AND 10.

KYLE BRADY, THE TIGHT END,

DOESN'T GET MUCH.

TORBOR OUT THERE TO MAKE THE

STOP.

BRADY TO THE 25, A GAIN OF ONLY

3.

THIRD AND 7 COMING UP.

>> YOUR OFFENSIVE LEADERS FOR

THE PATRIOTS.

131 YARDS FOR BRADY.

LOOK AT WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO

MARONEY, WHO HAD REALLY GOTTEN

IN A GROOVE.

16 YARDS ON 11 CARRIES.

AND WELKER AGAIN THE LEADING

RECEIVER.

>> AND THE FACT THAT THEY'VE

BEEN ABLE TO SHUT DOWN

LAURENCE MARONEY RUNNING THE

FOOTBALL HAS BEEN THE REAL KEY.

I MEAN, BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT

HAD SUCCESS ON THE GROUND,

THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO PIN THEIR

EARS BACK AND REALLY COME AFTER

BRADY.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 7.

GOOD JUMP OFF THE LINE BY

STRAHAN, WHO GETS THE SACK!

BOY, HE CAME FLYING OFF THE

BALL, TROY, AT THE SNAP.

A LOSS OF 6.

>> WELL, HE'S GOT SUCH QUICKNESS

COMING OFF THE EDGE.

YOU CAN TELL, WORKING ON

NICK KACZUR.

AND IT WAS JUST NO CONTEST.

KACZUR NOT ABLE TO GET OUT OF

HIS STANCE IN ORDER TO GET IN

FRONT OF MICHAEL STRAHAN.

AND A GREAT JOB OF RUNNING

TOM BRADY DOWN FROM THE BACK

SIDE.

>> WELL, NOW THE DEFENSE FOR THE

GIANTS GETS ANOTHER CHANCE, AS

ON FOURTH AND 13, THE PATRIOTS

WILL GO FOR IT.

15 OF 21 IN THIS CATEGORY DURING

THE REGULAR SEASON.

1 FOR 1 IN THE POSTSEASON.

BRADY GOES TO THE END ZONE FOR

GAFFNEY.

AND THE GIANTS TAKE OVER.

SO NEW ENGLAND GOT ANOTHER

CHANCE, BUT SO DID THIS GIANTS

DEFENSE.

THE PENALTY ON BLACKBURN DOES

NOT HURT NEW YORK.

IT'S STILL 7-3.

AERIAL COVERAGE PRESENTED BY

BUDWEISER, OUTSIDE AND UP ABOVE

THIS RETRACTABLE-ROOF DOME.

MEANWHILE, CONTROVERSIAL

DECISION, FOR SURE, BY

BILL BELICHICK TO PASS ON A

49-YARD FIELD GOAL BY

GOSTKOWSKI, WHOSE CAREER LONG IS

52 YARDS.

LAST YEAR IN THE POSTSEASON,

MADE A 50-YARDER AT SAN DIEGO.

HIS SEASON LONG, HOWEVER, THIS

YEAR -- 45 YARDS.

SO, NO 49-YARD TRY, TROY.

>> YOU GOT TO BELIEVE THAT HE

DIDN'T HAVE CONFIDENCE HE COULD

MAKE IT AND DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE

UP FIELD POSITION TO THE GIANTS.

>> AS IT IS, THE INCOMPLETION --

THEY TURN IT OVER AT THE GIANT

31.

AND WE GO BACK TO THAT LAST

PLAY, AND, TROY, IT LOOKS LIKE A

BIG WEAPON HERE FOR THE

PATRIOTS, FAULK -- AND HE COMES

UP LIMPING, AND YOU WONDER IF

IT'S A PULLED HAMSTRING.

>> THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

AND IF HE'S NOT ABLE TO GO OR IF

HE'S NOT ABLE TO GO AT FULL

SPEED, THAT'S A HUGE LOSS FOR

THIS TEAM.

NOW, THEY'RE ABLE TO ABSORB IT

IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT

WHAT WE'VE SEEN OF HIM TONIGHT,

HE'S BEEN ONE OF THE FEW GUYS

WHO'S BEEN ABLE TO MAKE SOME

PLAYS FOR THIS PATRIOT OFFENSE.

>> SECOND AND 6 FOR ELI MANNING

AND THE GIANTS.

THE THROW.

TOOMER.

OOH, ALMOST BROKE FREE.

AS HE GOT OUT OF THE TACKLE

BETWEEN HARRISON AND SAMUEL,

AMANI TOOMER ALMOST HAD A SHOT

AT TAKING IT DOWN THE SIDELINE.

>> YEAH, IT'S A SIMPLE CURL

ROUTE HERE AGAINST

ASANTE SAMUEL.

AND DOES A GOOD JOB.

ELI MANNING PUTTING IT ON HIS

OUTSIDE SHOULDER AWAY FROM

COVERAGE.

HERE, AMANI TOOMER, WHO HAD HIS

KNEE RECONSTRUCTED LAST YEAR,

FINALLY HAS STARTED TO FEEL

PRETTY GOOD ONCE HE'S GOTTEN

INTO POSTSEASON PLAY.

HE'S HAD A VERY GOOD POSTSEASON.

ON FIRST DOWN, BRADSHAW.

DOESN'T GO DOWN EASY.

PICKS UP 2.

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THE NUMBER-FOUR DEFENSE IN THE

NFL AND, I THINK, TROY, A GROUP

THAT GETS OVERLOOKED WITH ALL

THAT THE OFFENSE DID DURING THE

REGULAR SEASON.

>> YEAH, AND WHEN WOULD YOU

THINK THAT A

BILL BELICHICK-COACHED TEAM

WOULD EVER HAVE A DEFENSE THAT'S

OVERLOOKED?

AND I THINK IT SPEAKS TO HOW

GREAT THE OFFENSE HAS BEEN.

AND THE DEFENSE, YOU'RE RIGHT,

THEY'VE BEEN SPECTACULAR

THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.

>> SECOND AND 8.

MANNING THROWS.

AND TOOMER WITH THE CATCH.

FORWARD PROGRESS TO THE 45-YARD

LINE, AND IT DEPENDS ON THE

SPOT.

MIKE CAREY'S GONNA CALL FOR A

MEASUREMENT.

>> THAT'S GONNA BE A CLOSE ONE

THERE, AS TO WHETHER OR NOT HE

WAS ABLE TO GET ENOUGH YARDAGE.

HE'S RIGHT ON THE LINE.

BUT YOU GOT TO LIKE WHAT

ELI'S DOING RIGHT NOW.

COMES BACK WITH THE EXACT SAME

THROW, THE ROUTE THAT

AMANI TOOMER HAD JUST A COUPLE

OF PLAYS AGO AND JUST ENOUGH TO

PICK UP THE FIRST DOWN.

FOR A DEFENSE WITH NEW ENGLAND

THAT HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING

THROUGHOUT THE REGULAR SEASON

AND HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING IN

POSTSEASON PLAY, THE GIANTS HAVE

BEEN EXCEPTIONAL HERE TONIGHT ON

THIRD DOWNS.

>> TOOMER, A TORN ACL LAST YEAR.

PRIOR TO THAT, HAD REALLY BEEN A

SECURITY BLANKET FOR

ELI MANNING, BUT THIS YEAR HAD A

TOUGH TIME HANGING ON TO THE

BALL.

MADE A TOUGH CATCH THERE, AFTER

GETTING A HIT FROM THAT MAN,

SAMUEL.

IT'S FIRST AND 10 FROM THE 45.

PLAY-ACTION FROM MANNING, WHO

HAS ALL DAY.

DOWN THE MIDDLE FOR BURRESS

INCOMPLETE.

ASANTE SAMUEL ON COVERAGE, AND

HE HAD HELP.

>> JOE, THEY WANT TO -- THEY TRY

TO TAKE THE SHOT OVER THE TOP TO

PLAXICO BURRESS.

BUT WATCH AMANI TOOMER.

THEY WERE SO CONCERNED ON THE

OTHER SIDE WITH BURRESS THAT HE

RUNS A SQUARE-IN HERE, AND THERE

WAS NOBODY AROUND HIM.

THAT'S AN 18-YARD GAIN MINIMUM,

IF THEY'RE ABLE TO GET THE BALL

INTO HIS HANDS.

THEY WANTED TO TAKE A SHOT.

IF HE'S ABLE TO GET A LITTLE

MORE ON IT, MAYBE THEY GET IT.

BUT THEY MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY

FOR A REAL EASY COMPLETION THERE

TO TOOMER.

>> ASANTE SAMUEL, A FREE AGENT

TO BE.

ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NFL.

SECOND AND 10.

A HAND-OFF TO BRADSHAW.

AND BRADSHAW IS WRAPPED UP

EVENTUALLY BY RODNEY HARRISON.

LET'S GO DOWN TO CHRIS MYERS.

>> IN CASE IT COMES UP LATER, WE

CHECKED WITH THE MEDICAL STAFF

ON THE PATRIOT BENCH, AND THE

KICKER, STEVEN GOSTKOWSKI, IS

PHYSICALLY FINE.

HE WAS HITTING 50-YARDERS IN

PREGAME.

IT'S NOT UNCOMMON AT THAT PART

OF THE FIELD OF THE PATRIOTS FOR

THEM TO GO FOR IT, SO THEY FELT

THEY HAD A PLAY THAT WORKED AND

OBVIOUSLY MORE CONFIDENCE THERE.

AND KEVIN FAULK, WHO WENT TO THE

LOCKER ROOM WITH A LEG INJURY,

HAS COME BACK ON THE PATRIOT

BENCH.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 6 HERE FOR THE

GIANTS.

MANNING HANGS IN.

AND INCOMPLETE FOR BURRESS.

GOOD COVERAGE BY RANDALL GAY.

>> IT WAS A GOOD STOP THERE FOR

THE PATRIOTS DEFENSIVELY.

THEY WENT TWO-DEEP, MAN-UNDER

COVERAGE.

AND THERE YOU GOT RANDALL GAY ON

BURRESS.

AND IT LOOKED LIKE, MAYBE IF THE

BALL HAD BEEN THROWN A LITTLE

BIT MORE TO THE INSIDE, HE

MIGHT'VE HAD A SHOT.

BUT THAT'S GREAT COVERAGE RIGHT

THERE BY RANDALL GAY.

THEY WERE ABLE TO GET SOME PLAYS

ON HIM EARLIER IN THE FIRST

HALF.

DOES A NICE JOB THERE WITH A KEY

STOP FOR THIS PATRIOTS DEFENSE.

>> 41-YEAR-OLD JEFF FEAGLES.

HITS A SPIRAL TOWARD THE

SIDELINE.

LET'S SEE WHERE THEY MARK IT.

ANOTHER GOOD JOB BY FEAGLES.

LAST TIME THE PATRIOTS HAD IT,

THEY PASSED ON THE 49-YARD

FIELD-GOAL TRY.

14-PLAY, 48-YARD DRIVE THAT

COVERED OVER 8 MINUTES OFF THE

CLOCK -- CAME AWAY WITH NOTHING.

WORST STARTING FIELD POSITION

FOR NEW ENGLAND IN THIS GAME.

AND THAT CALL COULD GO EITHER

WAY.

>> FALSE START, OFFENSE,

NUMBER 84.

HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL.

STILL FIRST DOWN.

>> THEY CALLED IT ON WATSON,

BUT WATCH ACROSS FROM WATSON, AS

THAT MOVEMENT CAUSED IT ON THE

PART OF THE GIANTS.

BUT WATSON BACKS HIS TEAM UP.

AND THEY MOVE IT TO THE 5-YARD

LINE.

FIRST AND 15.

19 OF THE FIRST 41 PLAYS FOR

ZERO OR NEGATIVE YARDAGE FOR

THIS ATTACK FOR THE PATRIOTS.

PRESSURE ON BRADY, AND THE BALL

IS TIPPED AS HE GOT RID OF IT.

KAWIKA MITCHELL WAS COMING ON A

BLITZ.

>> RIGHT NOW NEW ENGLAND JUST

CANNOT DO ANYTHING TO SLOW DOWN

THIS PASS RUSH OR THE BLITZES OF

THE NEW YORK GIANTS.

YOU'RE GONNA SEE KAWIKA MITCHELL

JUST COME RIGHT OVER THE MIDDLE.

THEY PUT JUSTIN TUCK OVER THE

NOSE.

THEY GET THOSE GUYS OCCUPIED.

AND THEN THEY BRING

KAWIKA MITCHELL RIGHT UP THE

MIDDLE ON TOM BRADY.

>> SO FAR FOR MITCHELL -- SIX

TACKLES AND A SACK.

AND HE WAS REALLY THE ONLY FREE

AGENT OF NOTE THAT THIS GIANTS

TEAM ADDED OVER THE OFF-SEASON.

SECOND AND 15.

BRADY THROWS.

WELKER WITH A BIG CATCH FOR

NEW ENGLAND.

THEY WRESTLE FOR THE FOOTBALL.

AND THAT SIMULTANEOUS CATCH

WOULD GO TO THE OFFENSE.

FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND.

16-YARD COMPLETION.

>> WELL, WHAT A HUGE FIRST DOWN

THERE FOR THE PATRIOTS, BACKED

UP ON THEIR OWN GOAL LINE, AND

LONG-DOWN SITUATION.

AND, AGAIN, WELKER'S JUST ABLE

TO COME OFF THE BALL, AND

THEY'RE NOT CHALLENGING HIM TOO

MUCH AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

AND YOU GIVE A GUY LIKE HIM A

FREE RELEASE -- GREAT HANDS

THERE, BEING ABLE TO CATCH A

BALL THAT WAS THROWN BEHIND HIM.

>> HE IS JUST FANTASTIC.

5'9", 185, ADJUSTING ON THAT

BALL.

HE'S GOT GREAT, QUICK FEET.

AT ONE POINT OF HIS LIFE, HE WAS

A SOCCER PLAYER, AND IT HAS PAID

OFF IN HIS ESTIMATION.

MARONEY OVER THE RIGHT SIDE.

PICKS UP 9.

KAWIKA MITCHELL ON THE TACKLE.

WE GO DOWN TO PAM OLIVER.

>> JOE, THE GIANTS ARE WORKING

HARD TO HELP THE PLAYERS AVOID

CRAMPS.

WHEN I WAS STANDING OUTSIDE THE

LOCKER ROOM AT HALFTIME, I SAW

SOMEONE RUSH IN A BOX OF

BANANAS.

THEY'VE ALSO PUT PLENTY ON THE

SIDELINE TO GET THE PLAYERS SOME

POTASSIUM.

JAY ALFORD, THE GIANTS BACKUP

DEFENSIVE TACKLE, HAS ALREADY

FALLEN VICTIM TO CRAMPS.

THE BUILDING IS PRETTY HUMID.

IT'S COMFORTABLE BUT HUMID.

>> THANK YOU, PAM.

SECOND AND 1.

MARONEY, LEFT SIDE.

NOWHERE TO GO.

BACK TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

MAYBE PICKED UP HALF A YARD.

AND THEN IT DEPENDS ON THE SPOT.

THEY'RE GONNA GIVE HIM ENOUGH

FORWARD PROGRESS, IT APPEARS,

FOR A FIRST DOWN.

BUT NO SIGNAL YET.

AND NOW THERE IS FROM

MIKE CAREY.

FIRST DOWN.

AND THERE ARE SOME OF THE

BANANAS, TRYING TO STAY HYDRATED

AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY

TO BEAT WHAT IS A RATHER HUMID

NIGHT INSIDE THIS BUILDING.

>> AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, JOE,

AS WELL AS THE GIANTS HAVE

PLAYED DEFENSIVELY HERE TONIGHT,

YOU JUST WONDER HOW LONG ARE

THEY GONNA BE ABLE TO HOLD UP?

THEY'VE NOT GOTTEN A LOT OF HELP

FROM THE OFFENSE.

THE PATRIOTS ARE STILL LEADING

THIS BALLGAME.

AND YOU JUST SENSE THAT, AT SOME

POINT, THE PATRIOTS ARE GONNA BE

ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.

>> HERE'S WELKER WITH A CATCH.

INTO GIANTS TERRITORY TO THE 49.

19 YARDS FOR WES WELKER...

WHO BEAT AARON ROSS ON THE PLAY.

>> WELL, THIS IS THE GUY THAT

TOM BRADY'S BEEN LOOKING FOR ALL

SEASON LONG, AND THEN AGAIN HERE

TONIGHT.

HE COMES OFF, AND HE'S JUST --

YOU JUST CAN'T MATCH UP WITH HIM

WITH ONE GUY.

AARON ROSS.

THEY'VE TRIED KEVIN DOCKERY.

AND HE'S SO QUICK, HE'S SO GOOD

AT RUNNING ROUTES, THAT HE'S

ABLE TO GET TO THE INSIDE.

EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T WANT HIM TO

GET TO THE INSIDE, YOU TRY TO

KEEP HIM FROM GETTING IN THERE,

HE CAN USE A HEAD FAKE AND GET

ACROSS THE FIELD AND THEN

PINPOINT ACCURACY THERE BY

BRADY.

>> PATRIOTS STARTING TO MOVE THE

BALL NOW.

THE 49 OF THE GIANTS.

FIRST DOWN.

BRADY TO THE SIDELINE.

THAT ONE GOT AWAY.

TOOK OFF OUT OF HIS HAND AND

OVER THE HEAD OF WELKER, WHO WAS

OPEN.

>> YOU CAN TELL THAT BALL, IT

CAME OUT HIGH, AND IT LOOKED

LIKE, BECAUSE OF HIS REACTION,

THAT A ROUTE WAS RUN THAT WAS

NOT THE RIGHT ROUTE.

AND CLEARLY UPSET ABOUT WHAT

JUST HAPPENED THERE ON THAT

PLAY.

>> IT'S MATT LIGHT AGAIN WHO

MOVED.

>> FALSE START, OFFENSE,

NUMBER 72.

5-YARD PENALTY.

IT'S STILL SECOND DOWN.

>> THE WORD IS, THE SIDELINE FOR

THE GIANTS IS WORKING ON

COREY WEBSTER.

AND THERE HE IS.

HE HAS BEEN BRILLIANT IN THE

POSTSEASON.

TWO INTERCEPTIONS DURING THE

POSTSEASON.

HE HAD THE ONE IN OVERTIME AT

GREEN BAY THAT SET UP THE

GAME-WINNING FIELD GOAL.

HE WAS THE FIRST PICK OF THE

SECOND ROUND BY THESE GIANTS IN

2005.

SECOND AND 15.

PLAY-ACTION.

BRADY.

AIRS IT OUT DOWN THE FIELD.

AND EVEN WITH THE CONTACT,

LOOKING FOR RANDY MOSS,

INCOMPLETE.

JUSTIN TUCK WITH LATE PRESSURE

ON BRADY.

>> WELL, BRADY'S TRYING TO GET

THE BALL INTO RANDY MOSS' HANDS.

YOU SEE HE'S BY THE CORNER

IMMEDIATELY.

NOW YOU'RE ONE-ON-ONE ON A

SAFETY.

GOES BY HIM.

AND TOM BRADY WOULD'VE BEEN ABLE

TO GET THAT BALL WHERE IT NEEDED

TO BE, BUT AGAIN, HE GETS HIT

JUST AS HE'S LETTING THAT BALL

GO.

SO MANY TIMES YOU TALK ABOUT,

"WELL, THEY'RE ROLLING COVERAGE

TO RANDY MOSS."

BUT HE'S SO FAST THAT HE CAN GET

BY A CORNER WITHIN 5 YARDS, AND

NOW HE'S ONE-ON-ONE ON A SAFETY.

AND THAT'S A MISMATCH.

BUT THEY'VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT COVERAGE

TONIGHT.

>> THIRD DOWN AND 15.

THEY FAKE THE HAND-OFF.

THEY THROW IT TO STALLWORTH.

MADISON GETS OFF A BLOCK AND

HELPS ON THE TACKLE.

IT'S FOURTH