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Giants have 2 of top 8 decisive moments in Super Bowl history

David Tyree outleaped Patriots safety Rodney Harrison and

David Tyree outleaped Patriots safety Rodney Harrison and pinned the ball to his helmet to keep it from touching the ground in Super Bowl XLII in 2008. Credit: AP

Sports Illustrated is coming out this week with its list of the most decisive moments from each of the 44 Super Bowls. Since the Giants won’t be in this year’s Super Bowl, they are included in four of those games. And in three of them, well, the decision was kind of a no-brainer.

I mean, in Super Bowl XLII, David Tyree became the poster boy for decisive moments. And sure enough, that was the moment from that game. The others involving the Giants?

Super Bowl XXI – Phil Simms-to-Phil McConkey flea-flicker
Super Bowl XXV – Scott Norwood Wide Right
Super Bowl XXXV – Jermaine Lewis's 84-yard KO return
Super Bowl XLII – David Tyree’s catch

You can see the complete list of 44 here, from an interception in Super Bowl I to an onside kick call in XLIV.

Sports Illustrated is asking the fans to vote on The Most Decisive Moment in Super Bowl History by launching a bracket-style competition among the top 8 Decisive Moments as chosen by the editors. Two of the Giants’ moments are included – although technically I suppose one was a Giants moment and one was a Bills moment. Anyway, the voting begins today on and SI’s iPad App with the winner unveiled on February 4.


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