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Producers' Pick | Tom Coughlin: Inside the NY Giants' historic upset over the Patriots

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December 11, 2022 12:00 am

Producers' Pick | Tom Coughlin: Inside the NY Giants' historic upset over the Patriots

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December 11, 2022 12:00 am

Author of the new book A Giant Win: Inside the New York Giants' Historic Upset over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII

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Options selected by customer availability and eligibility may vary. So they mark the ball inside the two, just outside the one. It's second down and goal with 51 seconds left and the Redskins without a timeout. Play action. Campbell fires.

The pass is low for Sellers. Now it's third and goal with 47 seconds left. Adele Betts gets it and does not get in. Down to the one. Mitchell made a play.

Kawika Mitchell. Portis on the sideline. Betts trips, goes down and the defense for the Giants holds. So the Giants go line stand against the Redskins. They open up 0-2. They hold on to beat the Redskins 24-17.

They were down 17-3. That was the beginning of the turning point that is all in Tom Coughlin's book. It's called Giants win. The inside the New York Giants historic upset over the New England Patriots and Super Bowl.

Super Bowl what was at 47. With me right now is the coach, the former coach of the Giants and Jaguars Tom Coughlin. Welcome back, coach. Hey, Brian. How you doing? Good. Good. I love the book.

I mean, the minute it starts, it doesn't stop. It really brings me back to it is almost as like it was yesterday. Those names, even though it was just 2007.

I had forgotten some of them. What about the having Eli Manning write the forward? What went into that? Well, Eli and I are connected at the hip, you know, at the end of 2006, the media wanted me run out of town. They wanted me fired and they were always skeptical of Eli and what he could do and what he couldn't do. And I think that Eli was the perfect choice to introduce this the Super Bowl 42 and 46 when he is the MVP of both games. Yes, and what you guys went through together is pretty remarkable. First off on that Redskins game.

Was it a key moment for you? Yeah, we're all into remember now. I hired Steve Spagnola is my defensive coordinator and we gave up 80 points in the first two games of the season. We're all into so we go to Washington. Obviously, we we have to win. We're trying like heck not to stare into the headlights, but you know, we all know what the game is all about and we're down at the half.

We come roaring back. We take the lead. They've got a third and 13 from the 21 yard line. They throw a ball down to the one.

There's about a minute to play. They rush down. They clock the ball. Then they huddle. They come out of the huddle.

They as you said right here. They throw play action path incomplete. They call one run. They run it the same play twice without a huddle.

It's to our defensive right to their left to be conventional makes the tackle on the first attempt and up comes Aaron Ross for the tackle on the second attempt. We win the game and our locker rooms going crazy and we win 6 in a row after that game. So one thing about you coach, especially in Jacksonville. You have a way of doing things. It's very disciplined. This is the way you do it.

All the little details matter. Is it hard getting guys to buy in when you're not winning to such as to something that requires such discipline? Well, you it's hard to get guys to buy in any time when you're not winning winning is what the formula has got to get you to where you need to go.

I always adjusted myself exactly to the circumstance that I was in. If you can imagine Jacksonville starting an expansion team, you know, having having guys from all over the league and expansion draft the regular draft. You know, you're not going to start out being tough on the second year. You're going to instill what you believe in and some toughness and some some discipline and some physical and mental toughness.

You better do it right away. And we did. And you establish winning pretty quickly over there back to this and Jeff Lagman former first round draft pick of the Jets. He ended up being a standout for you guys. The Giants against Dallas 2007.

We're going over that year. This is one of the key plays Brandon Jacobs cut 38 Jacobs is the tailback Jacobs gets it. And scores touchdown Giants. Nine seconds away from advancing to the NFC Championship. You can't say enough about this Giants team and what they just accomplished in the way that they played and what they had to do at the end to win this game.

I know Jerry Jones and the rest of this organization is absolutely sick, right? Troy Acme would know that 2117 the Giants go on to win. What was that game like for you? Well, that was an incredible football game because you know, they'd beaten us twice during the regular season. But the thing you got to remember Brian, no one no one gave us a chance to win any games throughout the entire playoffs.

I know you're outstanding Fox crew of experts. Nobody picked us to win in Tampa from the Fox crew. Nobody picked us to win in Dallas.

No one in Green Bay and certainly no one in the Super Bowl. The game in Dallas was an outstanding game because we took the ball over down 10 to 3 at the at our own. I think it was 26 yard line with no with 46 seconds left in the half. Told the ball down the field big play out of Kevin boss touchdown to to Amani tumor for me like to tie the game 1010 at the half and that kind of left a message for the for the Dallas locker room because after the halftime, the Giants just kept getting stronger and stronger. And as you just witnessed the the end of the game where the quarters picked off a pass in the end zone to end that drive. So that was a huge win for us at that point in time and allowed us to advance to the NFC championship game, which brings us to the Packers on the road. Here we are the Giants going 2320 in overtime. Here's the interception that nailed a cut 39 second and a blitz coming from the Giants far looking for driver and it's picked off intercepted by Webster Corey Webster with the interception 47 yard try his longest attempt in the game. He has missed his last two and he sent the Giants to the Super Bowl. The kick is good in the Giants are going to the Super Bowl. How cold were you? What was that like when the ball went through for when times hit it? Well, first of all, it's minus 24 degrees was the wind chill factor. And to be honest, the second half, as I told Michael Strahan, I didn't feel anything. And he said, Of course not. You were frozen.

I probably was. But that was a incredible football game of back and forth. But Eli and Plaxico Burress through and caught the ball like it was 75 degrees. We get the ball in overtime. Far throws the interception. We really don't do anything with it offensively.

It's forced down. I'm standing there and I had asked Lawrence times in the first half. If he thought he could kick a 46 yard field goal, and he turned and walked away from me. We had a missed field goal. We had a bad snap and thus another malfunction on a field goal right there in the fourth quarter. We or we wouldn't had to go to overtime. But we in overtime, I watched Lawrence times. Lawrence Lawrence times throws his cape down, runs out on the field. I yell field goal. The coaches are all saying, Coach, be careful here. Look at the field position.

You're going to give the Packers if we don't make this, blah, blah, blah. Lawrence goes out and he kicks a ball that could have been good from 55 yards and we advanced to the Super Bowl. Yeah, and the thing is, you looked at the body language. You saw him throw down the cape.

You watched him run out. That's what sold you because you have to know your players. Isn't that part of what you do, shaking everybody's hand before every game?

I was able to go to probably maybe 10 games during your days. And I always notice you walk up and down when they're stretching and you shake everybody's hand. That's a little bit of where you checking in that everybody matters to right.

No doubt. And I want to look them in the eye as best I can have them look me in the eye and know where their commitment is and wish them the best of luck because let's face it. Now it's time.

We've got to go out there and execute what we plan. You get to the Super Bowl. Who are you playing? The undefeated New England Patriots who are 18-0 at that time. We played the week 17. They beat us 38-35 in that outstanding game to go 16-0. So now we're going to play the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

And as I said, they're coming in 18-0. They're the greatest scoring machine in the history of the National Football League. They're a legitimate football team. Their defense is fourth in the league. Their offense is number one in every category. They have the greatest quarterback in the history of the game. They have Bill Belichick unquestionably the best defensive mind in the history of professional football. And the New York Giants come in 10-6. And having gone through, we won 11 games on the road that year.

We were called the road warriors for good reason. But what a great football game it was and what a different game it was, Brian. 38-35 a few weeks before and this one would be 17-14 and a great defensive struggle. I'll tell you, I was at the game and I've covered about 22 Super Bowls and I watched the way you guys were jumping around. Your defensive line was unstoppable. And you guys played a game that really didn't matter. You guys played a game that really didn't matter. You guys played a game that really didn't matter and you're cheering for how great great the TraeHands was through the roof because you guys played them hard in a game that really didn't matter All these times people are mailing in the final week. You guys played them and you must have walked away, my humble opinion as an outsider thinking I can compete with these guys.

They may be historic, but not if we play them again. Thomas off the edge Eli Manning stays on his feet airs it out down the field and is caught by Tyree inside the twenty five. Oh my God this ball is thrown and Tyree just goes up for it like a basketball player Harrison trying to knock it down. And Eli man I don't know how he got out of there. I thought he was on the ground and and then he came out of the pile and just slings it.

That's a great catch. Coach David Tyree dropped everything in practice. They go on to win 17 14 and you I went up to him after practice you write in your book coach and he said you're going to have a big game on Sunday.

Don't be down right. I walked up to him and he said out we know you'll be there when it counts on Sunday David. And that was Eli's way. And that's how Eli Len you know if you and I've been around some really great quarterback Phil Sims was you know a captain of the team and led in his own way. Quarterbacks are too busy to be around guys.

They don't they don't walk around like that. They got a job to do in their performance but it's a little kid cases like that where Eli asserts himself and takes a guy who you know had just had a miserable practice and passed him on the back. And so we know you're going to be there when we need a great book. Tom Koff congratulations.

Giant win inside the New York Giants historic upset of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Thanks coach. Hope you're in the Hall of Fame soon. From the Fox News podcast network subscribe and listen to the Trey Gowdy podcast. Former federal prosecutor and four term U.S. congressman from South Carolina brings you a one-of-a-kind podcast. Subscribe and listen now by going to Fox News podcast dot com.
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