"The Helmet"

Simply the biggest play in NY Giants history… “The Helmet”

Phil Simms: (paraphrased) ‘One of the greatest football plays ever.’
Peyton Manning: “Eli’s pass to Tyree, I think, was one of the greatest plays of all time.”
Bob Golic and Mike Greenberg: #1 Super Bowl Play of All Time.

This was an incredible play defining an incredible game. It had Manning scrambling, it had him getting sacked, then a miraculous Tarkenton-esque escape, followed by a heave to David Tyree, met by a Pro Bowl defender, a jump ball, a catch pinned against the helmet, and the ball somehow stays caught despite Harrison pulling at Tyree’s arms to rip apart the ball (not to mention the additional impact with the ground) from his hands. All taking place in a 2 minute Super Bowl drive for a championship.

One Response to “"The Helmet"”

  1. MGK Says:

    Yes, the catch was truly amazing. What was even more amazing was the 10 other things that HAD to right BEFORE this play was even made. A lifelong Giants fan since before ’86 and those dreadful 2-14 season, what’s stunning to me, still, as I recover from the 5 pounds I lost just watching the 4th quarter, is just how COMPLETE a TEAM win this was. MVP was the defense, but offense was HUGE and had as near a complete game as any I’ve ever seen. Every player laid it all on the line and came up big in their own way.

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