What an incredible game! And best of all, the Patriots lost! This was probably the most fun I've had watching a Super Bowl (other than, of course, the last three 49er Super Bowl victories which I enjoyed more...).
Bill Simmons, an ESPN columnist and a Patriots fan, has written this great article about how the game unfolded. And this is how he describes the play of the game:
...but really, everything you need to know about Super Bowl XLII happened on the Miracle Play To Be Named Later -- you know, the third down on the do-or-die drive when Eli Manning ripped himself away from the entire Patriots defensive line (THEY HAD HIS JERSEY!!!!!!) and threw a pass that hung in the air forever like one of those sports movie passes, and even though David Tyree and Rodney Harrison had an equal chance of getting it, Tyree jumped a little bit higher, hauled in the football, trapped it against his helmet and somehow held on while Harrison was doing everything but performing a figure-four leg lock on him.
Check out a replay of this amazing play here (or search for [eli tyree super bowl] on YouTube).