6:30 PM ET, January 20, 2008
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Oh, brother!Eli, the baby of the Manning quarterback clan, finally has arrived.And he's taking the New York Giants on yet another road trip -- to Glendale, Ariz., site of the Super Bowl.
This marks the 12th time that two teams that met during the regular season eventually squared off in the Super Bowl, the last time being Super Bowl XXXVI (St. Louis vs. New England). The team that won the regular-season battle is 5-6 in those 11 previous Super Bowls.
Brett Favre is no stranger to the postseason touchdown. In fact, with his 90-yard touchdown to Donald Driver, Favre has now thrown a touchdown pass in 18 straight playoff games, an NFL record.
|Brett Favre, Green Bay||18||1995-2007 (current)|
|Tom Brady, New England||14||2001-07 (current)|
|Dan Marino, Miami||13||1983-95|
|Ken Stabler, Oakland||10||1973-77|
|Joe Montana, S.F./K.C.||10||1988-93|
|John Elway, Denver||9||1984-89|
With RB Brandon Jacobs averaging around three yards per carry, the Giants started using his backup, Ahmad Bradshaw, more in the fourth quarter. Bradshaw responded with several strong runs and ended up averaging nearly four yards per carry. Bradshaw's ability to cut back against the grain on the zone stretch play gave the offense a much needed spark. Defensively, Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo held back on his tendency to bring the blitz and relied on his base four-man rush, which allowed the linebackers to settle into the mid-range zone. This limited Brett Favre's ability to hit his receivers on the short crossing patterns that allow them to advance the ball after the catch.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||04:50||Lawrence Tynes 29 Yd||3||0|
|FG||11:41||Lawrence Tynes 37 Yd||6||0|
|TD||11:18||Donald Driver 90 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||6||7|
|FG||01:30||Mason Crosby 36 Yd||6||10|
|TD||07:56||Brandon Jacobs 1 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||13||10|
|TD||05:00||Donald Lee 12 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||13||17|
|TD||02:12||Ahmad Bradshaw 4 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||20||17|
|FG||11:46||Mason Crosby 37 Yd||20||20|
|FG||12:25||Lawrence Tynes 47 Yd||23||20|