Wow, what a Superbowl! The Pats had ample opportunities and yet they never seemed to get on track. It felt like they never got in rhythm. They had a couple of good touchdown drives and everything in between was inconsistent. You have to give the Giants credit for this as their defensive plan seemed to be quite good; however, it also seemed that the Pats offense just didn’t play well. In pondering the game, there are ta number of big plays that come to mind:
- 4th and 1 for Giants — The giants had a 4th and 1 in the 4th quarter. If the Pats had stopped them it would have probably won the game. They were unsuccessful.
- Asante Samuel Dropped interception — Asante Samuel had a chance to intercept Manning in the 4th quarter. Had he been successful it would have put the Pats in the drivers seat to win the game.
- Manning Escape — The pats had Manning in a 3rd and 5 and it appeared that they had him sacked. To his credit, he managed to escape and threw a long completion for first down. Had the Pats sacked him, it would have been a difficult 4th and long.