Remember that fateful day in January 2008? Below is the NFL Gridiron Gab recap of the game as done that cold day in Green Bay by Staff Writer Stephen Rhodes.
Well it appears that the Super Bowl isn’t the exclusive domain of Peyton Manning anymore. Add New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning to the mix; a clutch 47-yard field goal by Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes with 12:25 left in overtime boosted the Giants to an improbable 23-20 win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Giants obtained their first NFC Championship in seven years, which capped a monthlong surge where Manning did a reversal of fortune as until the playoffs, he was the model of inconsistency.
Manning braved below-zero temperatures and often put the Giants in position to win. Afdter the Giants’ Tynes nailed a 37-yard field goal for a 6-0 lead, The Packers’ Koren Robinson nearly lost a kickoff return as he overran the ball, but recovered at the Green Bay 10. But Packers quarterback Brett Favre and wide receiver Donald Driver had other plans in mind; after shaking off a bump by Giants cornerback Corey Webster, Driver caught the pass by Favre at the Packers’ 29 and raced 71 yards to the end zone for the score. Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby would add a 36-yard field goal, making it 10-6 Green Bay going into halftime.
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