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Super Bowl countdown moment No. 4: The Helmet Catch
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Super Bowl countdown moment No. 4: The Helmet Catch

Published Feb. 2, 2016 9:26 a.m. ET

As we count down to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., it's time to look back on the magical and memorable moments in the 49 previous Super Bowls. FOX Sports senior NFL writer Alex Marvez has ranked the 50 greatest moments in the big game's big history, and every weekday from now until Feb. 7 we'll unveil the latest addition to our countdown. Today, we look back at moment No. 4, when Eli Manning pulled a rabbit out of his hat and David Tyree was on the other end.

The New York Giants' stunning upset of New England wouldn't have happened without one of the most improbable plays in Super Bowl history.

Reserve wide receiver David Tyree made a jumping 32-yard catch while pinning the football to his helmet to maintain control with 58 seconds remaining.

The play kept alive what ultimately became the game-winning drive as Manning connected with Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard touchdown pass four plays later.


Here are highlights from Super Bowl XLII.

Final score: New York Giants 17, New England 14

New York Giants receiver David Tyree hauls in a pass against the New England Patriots' Rodney Harrison.

This catch helped the Giants stun the then-18-0 Patriots.


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