No. 6 Upsetting the rival Cowboys
New York was truly doubted in this game, and rightfully so against the number one seeded Cowboys who had already beat the Giants twice in the regular season.
Dallas was coming off a bye week while New York had to take on a Tampa Bay team on the road so all the stars were lining up in the Cowboys’ favor.
New York got off to a solid start to set the tone with a 52-yard touchdown pass to Amani Toomer which would be the first of two for him.
The score would be tied 14-14 at the half after Dallas responded with touchdowns of their own, and it would remain a tight game from there on out.
After a second-half battle, the Giants scored a touchdown after getting good field position to put them up 21-17, and the defense had to finish the job.
Jacobs also famously slammed the ball into the play clock which was a powerful moment against a rival like the Cowboys.
Dallas had a few chances to take the lead in the final quarter, but the pass rush of the Giants came through yet again.
Tony Romo was rattled throughout the game due to the pass rush, and the Giants were able to intercept number nine and leave Dallas with an upset victory and an NFC Championship appearance.
Manning outperformed Romo with a 12 of 18 passing day and two touchdowns to Toomer.
This would set up a matchup between the Giants and the Packers who had played the Giants before in the regular season. However, the conditions were unlike anything seen that season by New York.