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RoanokeFan
07-03-2012, 06:28 PM
NEW YOUR GIANTS' FIVE MOST EXPLOSIVE MOMENTS OF LAST SEASON (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/new_york_giants_five_most_explosive_moments_of_las t_season/11147120)

"With the Fourth of July comes the inevitable fireworks sessions we all will
enjoy. However, New York Giants fans have had their share of fireworks they
enjoyed last season. With that theme in mind, here is a list of the top five
moments that made last season so memorably explosive.

No. 5) Tynes
is clutch again: On January 22, 2012, the Giants faced the San Francisco
49ers in an overtime thriller for the chance to go to the Super Bowl. It was a
tense NFC Championship showdown. 49ers kick returner Kyle Williams fumbles twice
in the game. The second time set up a chance for Lawrence Tynes to kick a
game-winning field goal to advance the Giants to the Super Bowl. Tynes didn't
miss. The Giants won the game 20-17 as a direct result of that sequence of
events.

<u><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jFrlPDxrSg&amp;feature=related">Watch the
moment here</a></u>

No. 4) J.P.P. blocks a field goal: It
was December 11, 2011 and the Dallas Cowboys were attempting a game-tying field
goal as time expired. The Giants called a time out in an attempt to ice the
Cowboys kicker. The next play, the Giants special teams drove through, crashing
the line and allowing Jason Pierre-Paul to get just enough of an angle to block
the attempt and secure the victory for the Giants. That moment, along with the
win, allowed the Giants to gain the momentum that catapulted them into a playoff
run.

<u><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoEGyrkBDnA">Watch the
moment here</a></u>


No. 3) Cruz goes 99 yards vs Jets: It
was Christmas Eve 2011 and the Giants faced the cross-town rival Jets for city
supremacy. They were down early and needed a spark as the first half was coming
to a close. Victor Cruz provided just the spark they required. On a simple out
route to the sideline, Cruz made multiple Jets defenders miss and exploded his
way down the field for a shocking Giants TD. That change of momentum helped the
Giants win the game and solidify their run toward the playoffs. It also sealed
the fate of the Jets, all but eliminating them from playoff
contention.

<u><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwj90GMIeu8">Watch the moment
here</a></u>

No. 2) Mario's Super moment: It was Super
Bowl 46. The Giants faced the Patriots for the second time in four years. Also,
for the second time in four years, they were underdogs. Trailing 17-15 with just
3:45 to go in the game, Eli Manning lobbed a perfectly thrown pass down the
sideline. The pass was placed in a spot where only his receiver, Mario
Manningham, could bring it down, and that's exactly what he did. The catch led
to a TD drive and an eventual coronation of the Champion New York
Giants.

<u><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP0Q5I0vgS4">Watch
the moment here</a></u>

No. 1) Eli's Hail Mary gets
answered: The Giants needed a big play to exercise the ghosts of Lambeau
Field four years ago. They needed it again this past season. That's what they
got. On January 15, 2012, they faced the Green Bay Packers in a Divisional
Playoff showdown for the chance to go to the NFC Championship. They were
underdogs to the Packers having lost to them at home just a few weeks
before.

At the end of the first half, the Giants held a slim 13-10 lead
over the Packers and they had possession one last time before the end of the
half. Eli Manning heaved a pass into the end zone for one lats chance at points.
When doing so, he kept Lawrence Tynes and a field goal attempt on the side
line. Through multiple defenders Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks used his strong
hands and great size to come down with the score and a lead the Giants would
notrelinquish.

<u><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQIpQkItPUU&amp;feature=related">Watch the
moment here</a></u>

In the end, it was the swing of momentum the
team needed and would use to go on to another improbable playoff run. One that
was as explosive as it was memorable. All of these moments were exceptional by
themselves, but combined, they add to the tapestry of legend that is New York
Giants football."

ashleymarie
07-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Great trip down memory lane. Tks.

RoanokeFan
07-03-2012, 07:20 PM
Great trip down memory lane. Tks.

It was quite the playoff run

Diamondring
07-04-2012, 10:10 AM
It was like a miracle. I remember when I made that big prediction against the Saints and it was all for not. I had to suspend myself for the rest of the regular season. One crazy poster who was my enemy, said I said that I would suspend myself for the rest of the regular season. Then when the Giants lost to the Pack, I thought it was really over. We had to look at the other teams in our division to see their results.

I think Dallas looked like they were on their way to get the upperhand but messed it up. When Giants beat them, you know the rest..

jakegibbs
07-04-2012, 10:20 AM
It was like a miracle. I remember when I made that big prediction against the Saints and it was all for not. I had to suspend myself for the rest of the regular season. One crazy poster who was my enemy, said I said that I would suspend myself for the rest of the regular season. Then when the Giants lost to the Pack, I thought it was really over. We had to look at the other teams in our division to see their results.

I think Dallas looked like they were on their way to get the upperhand but messed it up. When Giants beat them, you know the rest..

"And the rest they say is HISTORY" Giants win Giants win again......hmmmmm

Toadofsteel
07-04-2012, 11:23 PM
That blocked FG in dallas was quite possibly the most epic moment of the season.

BlueSanta
07-05-2012, 12:51 AM
I wish we could lock this thread in place forever.



Every offseason where were we dont win a Superbowl there is a huge number
of posters asking to blow up the team, switch coaches, Gms, OC, DC,
waterboy, hotdog vendors, etc.



This post show exactly how many great plays must be made at exactly the right moment in order to win a Superbowl.



You could change any 1 of those plays above and the Giants are unlikely to win the SB(exception may be the hail-mary, but hats debatable.).

miked1958
07-05-2012, 02:36 AM
NEW YOUR GIANTS' FIVE MOST EXPLOSIVE MOMENTS OF LAST SEASON (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/new_york_giants_five_most_explosive_moments_of_las t_season/11147120)

"With the Fourth of July comes the inevitable fireworks sessions we all will enjoy. However, New York Giants fans have had their share of fireworks they enjoyed last season. With that theme in mind, here is a list of the top five moments that made last season so memorably explosive.

No. 5) Tynes is clutch again: On January 22, 2012, the Giants faced the San Francisco 49ers in an overtime thriller for the chance to go to the Super Bowl. It was a tense NFC Championship showdown. 49ers kick returner Kyle Williams fumbles twice in the game. The second time set up a chance for Lawrence Tynes to kick a game-winning field goal to advance the Giants to the Super Bowl. Tynes didn't miss. The Giants won the game 20-17 as a direct result of that sequence of events.

<U>Watch the moment here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jFrlPDxrSg&amp;feature=related)</U>

No. 4) J.P.P. blocks a field goal: It was December 11, 2011 and the Dallas Cowboys were attempting a game-tying field goal as time expired. The Giants called a time out in an attempt to ice the Cowboys kicker. The next play, the Giants special teams drove through, crashing the line and allowing Jason Pierre-Paul to get just enough of an angle to block the attempt and secure the victory for the Giants. That moment, along with the win, allowed the Giants to gain the momentum that catapulted them into a playoff run.

<U>Watch the moment here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoEGyrkBDnA)</U>


No. 3) Cruz goes 99 yards vs Jets: It was Christmas Eve 2011 and the Giants faced the cross-town rival Jets for city supremacy. They were down early and needed a spark as the first half was coming to a close. Victor Cruz provided just the spark they required. On a simple out route to the sideline, Cruz made multiple Jets defenders miss and exploded his way down the field for a shocking Giants TD. That change of momentum helped the Giants win the game and solidify their run toward the playoffs. It also sealed the fate of the Jets, all but eliminating them from playoff contention.

<U>Watch the moment here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwj90GMIeu8)</U>

No. 2) Mario's Super moment: It was Super Bowl 46. The Giants faced the Patriots for the second time in four years. Also, for the second time in four years, they were underdogs. Trailing 17-15 with just 3:45 to go in the game, Eli Manning lobbed a perfectly thrown pass down the sideline. The pass was placed in a spot where only his receiver, Mario Manningham, could bring it down, and that's exactly what he did. The catch led to a TD drive and an eventual coronation of the Champion New York Giants.

<U>Watch the moment here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP0Q5I0vgS4)</U>

No. 1) Eli's Hail Mary gets answered: The Giants needed a big play to exercise the ghosts of Lambeau Field four years ago. They needed it again this past season. That's what they got. On January 15, 2012, they faced the Green Bay Packers in a Divisional Playoff showdown for the chance to go to the NFC Championship. They were underdogs to the Packers having lost to them at home just a few weeks before.

At the end of the first half, the Giants held a slim 13-10 lead over the Packers and they had possession one last time before the end of the half. Eli Manning heaved a pass into the end zone for one lats chance at points. When doing so, he kept Lawrence Tynes and a field goal attempt on the side line. Through multiple defenders Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks used his strong hands and great size to come down with the score and a lead the Giants would notrelinquish.

<U>Watch the moment here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQIpQkItPUU&amp;feature=related)</U>

In the end, it was the swing of momentum the team needed and would use to go on to another improbable playoff run. One that was as explosive as it was memorable. All of these moments were exceptional by themselves, but combined, they add to the tapestry of legend that is New York Giants football."
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so if you guys were to pick a single moment that would be considered the most Explosivenumber 1 play of the 2012 NFL Season would you pick that Hail Mary at the end of the half vs GB? </P>


Prob have to be one of the ones on the list for me. Either JPPs Block of the FG attempt vs Dallas or the Cruz 99 yarder. Without either of those there is NO PLAYOFF RUN last season. </P>

bLuereverie
07-05-2012, 08:07 AM
I consider the 99 yarder by Cruz as the flame that lead to the explosion. Great come back in the first against Dallas only came after some poor play prior. They then laid out that anomaly against Washington the following week.

It seemed like offense and defense came together after Cruz's catch though, and never looked back from there. I consider that the most incendiary moment that eventually lead to the other playoff magic.