Super season will be decided in Super Bowl

Eyewitness News is in Arizona
February 1, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
The Giants sure didn't look "super" at the start of the season, losing their first two games, while giving up 80 points in the process."We just didn't do a lot of things well," said Michael Strahan.

But the defense stepped up the third game, providing the season's first big turning point. Trailing by 14 in Washington, the "D" held the Redskins scoreless in the second half, including this last-minute goal-line stand preserving the Giants first victory of the season.

From there, Big Blue won five in a row and were back in the playoff hunt. But then they struggled, splitting their next six games setting up a must-win game in Buffalo, the site of the season's second big turning point. After falling behind, Big Blue came back and beat the Bills and take the giants to the playoffs.

"It's a great feeling. This is the goal every season, getting to the playoffs and giving yourselves a shot," said Eli Manning.

And with New York in the playoffs, they could have easily rested their starters for the regular season finale against the Patriots. Instead, they went toe-to-toe with New England, behind quarterback Eli Manning's big game although they lost -- it was perhaps the season's biggest turning point, a confidence builder heading into the playoffs.

Once in the playoffs, the Giants hit their stride, winning in Tampa, then upsetting the Cowboys in Dallas and finally beating the Packers in Green Bay.

Now New York awaits the results of the Super Bowl.