Super Bowl XLII

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale Arizona

New England Patriots vs. New York Giants

Sunday February 3, 2008

 

 

 

                                                                Quarter    1      2      3      4      -      F

 

                                        New England Patriots     0       7     0      7       -     14

                                        New York Giants            3        0     0    14      -     17

 

 

Quarter One: The starting quarterbacks were Tom Brady for the Patriots and Eli Manning for the New York Giants.  The Giants would win the coin toss and receive the ball first.  Eli Manning would find Plaxico Burres for a gain of 14 yards.  Eli Manning would then find Steve Smith for a gain of 6 yards to get the first down and get to the New England 46 yard line.  Brandon Jacobs would then rush for 7 yards to get to the Patriots 39 yard line.  Armad Bradshaw then ran 6 yards to get to the New England 29 yard line.  Eli Manning then found Steve Smith with an 11 yard pass completion to get to the Patriots 18 yard line.  Laurence Tynes would cap off the 16 play 63 yard 9:59 drive by kicking a 32 yard field goal making the score (3-0) New York.  Later, Laurence Maroney would run the kick off back 43 yards to set the Patriots up in good field position on their own 44 yard line.  The Patriots first play in Super Bowl XLII would be an incomplete play off of a fake reverse.  Laurence Maroney would run for a gain of 8 yards to get to the Giants 47 yard line.  He would later rush for a gain of 5 yards to get to the New York 42 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Donte' Stallworth with a pass play completion of 7 yards to get to the New York 35 yard line.  Tom Brady then would find Wes Welker for  a gain of 8 yards to get to the 27 yard line of the Giants.  Tom Brady then found Kevin Faulk with a 10 yard gain landing the offense on the New York 17 yard line.  A pass interference penalty on Antonio Pierce would give the Patriots a first and goal situation on the New York 1 yard line as the quarter came to an end.

 

 

Quarter Two: Laurence Maroney would cap off the 12 play 56 yard 5:04 drive by running in a 1 yard touch down and with Stephen Gostkowski's extra point the score would be (7-3) Patriots.  Stephen Gostkowski would kick the ensuing kick off out of bounds to give New York good field position on their own 40 yard line.  Eli Manning would find Amani Toomer with a pass play completion of 38 yards and land the offense on the Patriots 19 yard line.  Eli Manning then would find David Tyre with a gain of 5 yards to get to the Patriots 15 yard line.  The drive would end as Eli Manning would be intercepted by Patriots cornerback Ellis Hobbs giving the ball to the Patriots on their own 33 yard line.  Later, a screen pass from Tom Brady to Laurence Maroney would result in a gain of 8 yards.  Later, Eli Manning would be sacked by Patriots line backer Jarvis Green causing a loss of -3 on the play.  Armad Bradshaw would fumble the football on the next play and it would be recovered by Pierre Woods who would have it ripped out of his hands by the Giants as they would recover.  Later, Tom Brady would be sacked by Mitchell causing a loss of -7 yards on the play.  Tom Brady would be sacked on the very next play by Justin Tuck causing a loss of -5 on the play and forcing the punt.  Later, Armad Bradshaw would rush for a gain of 13 yards.  Brandon Jacobs would rush for a gain of 7 yards.  Eli Manning would find Amad Bradshaw for a gain of 3 yards to get the Giants to the Patriots 27 yard line.  Eli Manning would be chased by Adalius Thomas and loose the ball but the Giants would be flagged and backed up 10 yards and retain possession.  Later, Tom Brady would find Donte' Stallworth for a gain of 14 yards.  A big gain off a hand off to Kevin Faulk would be wiped out on a -10 yard holding penalty.  Tom Brady would find Wes Welker for 8 yards.  Tom Brady the found Kevin Faulk for 7 yards to get the first down.  After getting to the 44 yard line of New York after a big pass play completion from Tom Brady to Randy Moss, Brady would be hit and sacked and would loose the foot ball to end the half.

 

 

Quarter Three:   Tom Brady would find Wes Welker for a gain of 15 yards.  Laurence Maroney would rush for a gain of 7 yards.  Tom Brady would then find Kevin Faulk for a gain of 5 yards to keep the chains moving.  Tom Brady then found Wes Welker for a gain of 7 yards.  After punting the ball away, New England would challenge that there were 12 men on the field for the Giants and win giving New England possession back at the New York 39 yard line.  A screen pass resulting in 4 yards would get New England to the New York 35 yard line.  A false start penalty against Matt Light would back the Patriots up 5 yards to the 40 yard line.  Tom Brady would find Kevin Faulk for a gain of 14 yards to get to the Giants 28 yard line and get the first down.  Tom Brady would then be sacked by Michael Strahan causing a loss of -6 on the play.  The Patriots would go for it on a 4th & 13 situation instead of going for the 48 yard field goal and fail to convert as the pass would go incomplete in the end zone giving the Giants the ball back on their own 31 yard line.  Later, Eli Manning would find Amani Toomer for  a gain of 8 yards.  Manning would later find Toomer for another 8 yard gain.  Later, Tom Brady would find Wes Welker for a 16 yard gain.  Laurence Maroney would later rush for a gain of 9 yards.  Tom Brady would then find Wes Welker for a gain of 16 yards.

 

 

Quarter Four:  Eli Manning would find Kevin Boss with a 45 yard pass play completion to land the offense on the New England 35 yard line.  Eli Manning would later find Steve Smith for another 20 yards to get to the Patriots 12 yard line.  Armad Bradshaw would rush for a gain of 7 yards to get to the Patriots 5 yard line.  Eli Manning would cap off the 6 play 80 yard 3:47 drive by throwing a 5 yard touch down pass to David Tyre and with Laurence Tynes extra point the score was now (10-7) New York.  Later, Tom Brady would find Randy Moss for a gain of 17 yards.  Tom Brady then found Wes Welker for a gain of 5 yards.  Tom Brady would find Randy Moss for a gain of 10 yards.  Later, Laurence Maroney would rush for a gain of 9 yards.  Tom Brady would then find Wes Welker for a gain of 15 yards to get to the New York 43 yard line.  Tom Brady then hit Kevin Faulk with a 4 yard pass to get to the Giants 39 yard line.  Tom Brady then found Wes Welker with a 10 yard pass play completion to get to the Giants 29 yard line.  Tom Brady then hit Randy Moss with another 10 yard gain landing the offense on the New York 19 yard line.  Tom Brady then found Kevin Faulk for a gain of 12 yards and got the Patriots to the Giants 7 yard line.  Tom Brady would cap off the 80 yard drive by throwing a 7 yard touch down pass to Randy Moss and with Stephen Gostkowski's extra point the score was now (14-10) New England.  Later, Manning would find Armani Toomer for a gain of 11 yards.  Facing a 3rd & 10 situation, Eli Manning would find Amani Toomer with a 9 yard gain setting up a 4th down.  The Giants would go for it on 4th & 1 and convert as Brandon Jacobs would rush for 1 yard.  Later, Manning would evade a sack and run for a 6 yard gain.  Manning would evade another sack and manage to throw a pass to David Tyre 32 yards away and get the ball to the Patriots 24 yard line.  Later, Eli Manning would be sacked by Adalius Thomas.  Manning would then find Steve Smith with the 10 yard pick up to get to the New England 14 yard line.  Eli Manning would cap off the drive by throwing a 14 yard touch down pass to Plaxico Burres and with Laurence Tynes extra point the score would now be (17-14) New York.  The Patriots would get the ball back with all 3 time outs and :29 left on the clock.  Tom Brady would be sacked causing a loss of -10 yards on the play.  With :10 left on the clock and 4th down Tom Brady would throw a deep incomplete pass and with no flag the Giants would take over on downs.  With :01 left in the game, Eli Manning would take a knee to preserve the Giants (17-14) victory to win the World Championship.

 

 

Game report written by Jerry Bourget for www.jerryspatspage.com