Here at GMenHQ we are counting down the Epic Moments in the history of the New York Football Giants as ranked and photographed by Sports Illustrated. The Giants have never had a more dominating year than their first Super Bowl Championship Year in 1986.
January 25 1987: The Giants defeated the Denver Broncos in SB XXI, but no other series epitomized New York’s dominance more than a second-quarter stop of John Elway’s team. On first-and-goal from the one-yard line, Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson and Carl Banks each recorded consecutive tackles for loss or no gain and Denver missed the ensuing 23-yard field goal to improve its 10-7 lead.
This game belonged to the defense in the first half, and to the offense in the second half. The Giants have trailed at halftime of all four of their Super Bowl Wins, but this one didn’t feel like it. The Giants defense had sacked the very mobile John Elway in the second quarter and then made the goal line stand chronicled above. The Giants began the second half by executing a fake punt play on fourth and one and the rout was on. the Giants scored the remaining points in the game while QB Phil Simms completed a remarkable 22 of 25 passes as the Giants went on to win 39-20