3. Taking A Stand

What: Super Bowl XXI vs. Denver Broncos
Date: 1/25/1987

The Giants won this game by a score of 39-20. And, truthfully, it wasn't even that close. They scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter and set a Super Bowl record by scoring 30 total points in the second half as Phil Simms completed 22 of 25 passes total in the game. But they were this close to going down 17-7 in the second quarter when John Elway quarterbacked the Broncos to the Giants' one-yard line. However, Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, and Harry Carson all recorded key stops, the Broncos hooked a field goal on fourth down, and the G-Men were off and running with their first Super Bowl victory in team history.