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February 4, 2008
The Patriots led, 7-3, at the half and the third quarter was scoreless. Led by defensive end Justin Tuck (two sacks, six tackles, a forced fumble), the Giants pressured Tom Brady all game and sacked him five times. In the wild fourth quarter, the Giants took the lead when Eli Manning connected with David Tyree on a five-yard touchdown pass that was nearly intercepted by Asante Samuel, and the Patriots retook the lead when Brady found Randy Moss for a six-yard touchdown pass. The Giants had one last chance to overcome, and Manning led an 83-yard drive highlighted by Tyree's 32-yard reception on a desperation heave from Manning after he eluded a sack. Tyree actually trapped the ball against his helmet. With 35 seconds to go, Manning completed the upset of the previously unbeaten Patriots with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress.