Giants Upset Patriots' Quest for Perfection The New York Giants defeat New England 17-14 to win Super Bowl XLII, ending the Patriots' 18-game winning streak and dashing their hopes of a perfect season. The Giants, led by quarterback Eli Manning, staged a come-from-behind victory and one of the greatest upsets in Super Bowl history.
Special Series

Giants Upset Patriots' Quest for Perfection

The undefeated New England Patriots face the New York Giants in this year's Super Bowl in Arizona.

Super Defensive Effort Set Up Giant Victory

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18656635/18656596" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Manning Helps Craft a Giant Upset

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18656600/18656584" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Deny Thy Name to Show Super Bowl Allegiance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18632814/18632784" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Super Bowl Prediction: Patriots Edge Out Giants

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18632811/18632783" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Behind the Super Bowl's Steely Coaches

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18632808/18632782" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Really Important Football Game Coming

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18599722/18599677" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Economics of Scalping Super Bowl Tickets

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18599162/18599113" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dolphins' Great Csonka on Perfect Season, Pats

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18599138/18599102" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Super Patriots Play It Cool Through the Hype

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18599133/18599101" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Giants, Patriots Square Off in Super Bowl

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18574742/18574722" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sports Fans' Stress Can Be Heart Hazard

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18544386/18553891" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Logistics of the Super Bowl

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18532666/18532620" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Signs of the Times

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18532857/18533243" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript