It’s deja vu all over again as a New York Giants wide receiver makes an outstanding catch to help win them the Super Bowl. It happened in 2008 with David Tyree. And now, in 2012, it’s happened again with Mario Manningham. But which catch was best?
Let’s review. With 3:45 left in Super Bowl XLVI and the Giants down by two, New York needed to make their way out of the shadow of their own end zone. So Eli Manning uncorks a 38-yard pass to Manningham, who makes a nearly impossible catch. The Giants then proceed to drive down the field and score the game-winning touchdown against the New England Patriots.
Of course then there’s the fabled “helmet catch” of Tyree in Super Bowl XLII. The Giants were trailing the Patriots by four with 1:15 left to play. Manning escapes a near sack and throws the ball 32 yards to the outstretched arms of Tyree. In order to make the catch, Tyree holds the ball to his helmet. The Giants went on to score a touchdown and win the game.
But only one can be the best. Which one is it? Here are the videos and then the poll is below that. Vote early and often.