The 2008 Super Bowl is a game that the New York Giants fans will not soon forget.
Not only did the Giants take down the New England Patriots, but they did so in epic fashion.
15 years ago today in Glendale, AZ…
David Tyree had a football on his helmet. #SBXLII (via @NFLLegacy) pic.twitter.com/jOaUvevm3p
— NFL (@NFL) February 3, 2023
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Helmet Catch, as it has been affectionately dubbed by Giants fans.
David Tyree made a spectacular catch against his helmet in this game, which happened on a crucial third-down play, with just over one minute left to play.
This set up the game-winning touchdown that happened four plays later, a touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress.
Defeating a team with a legacy like the Patriots is one thing, but this game was different.
Heading into the Super Bowl, the Patriots were undefeated and were looking for the first perfect season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.
Alas, they were unable to finish the job, as Tyree’s catch was the main reason for the Giants’ victory.
The Giants haven’t made it back to the Super Bowl since 2011, and they have been searching for playoff success ever since.
This season, they were able to win their first playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings but were crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional round.
With any luck, the Giants will be able to build on the success they found in 2022, and make it even further in the playoffs.
However, they are in desperate need of receiving help and will look to the draft and free agency to fill in any gaps they may have.NEXT: The Giants Are Celebrating A Famous Super Bowl Play Today