Ranking the 5 best plays in NY Giants postseason history

Super Bowl XLVI
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2. Eli Manning makes arguably the greatest throw ever

With 3:46 remaining in Super Bowl XLVI, the Giants found themselves with the ball at their own 12-yard line. In addition to this, the team was down 15-12 to the mighty New England Patriots. On the literal first play of what could have been a game-winning drive, Eli Manning and Mario Manningham did the impossible.

Manning dropped back, and after facing some pressure, threw a 38-yard bomb to Manningham. This wasn't a post route, or a pass to the middle of the field. Instead, Manning threw a literal perfect pass, all 38 yards right into Manningham's hands on the sideline. This pass sailed over both Patrick Chung and Sterling Moore. If the pass was a couple of inches further, it's out of bounds. If it's a couple of inches behind, it's tipped or intercepted. Unreal from Eli and Manningham:

We can drool over this pass all day long. However, what has become incredibly underrated is the catch. The degree of difficulty on this catch cannot be understated. This is yet another example of a solid role player stepping up when it matters most and helping deliver a win for the Giants.

Following this play, the Giants would drive their way down the field before Ahmad Bradshaw would strike the final blow. Not only is this throw-and-catch one of the best in Giants history, but it's arguably the best in NFL history as well.