Mark Ingram catch in SB XXV on 3rd and 13
The Giants’ nail-biting upset win over the Bills at Super Bowl 25 in Tampa on January 27, 1991 might not have occurred had it not been for one spectacular play in the opening drive of the second half. On a tense third down and 13 from the Buffalo 32 and the score 12-10 Bills, the Giants snapped the ball to QB Jeff Hostetler out of the shotgun. Hostetler completed a short pass to wide receiver Mark Ingram Sr., who, in order to achieve a first down, would need to reach the 19. The 5-11 Ingram broke one tackle, then spun free of another. Just shy of the 20, he faked out a defender, then got wrapped up by another, but spun free, remained on his feet and willed himself a few more yards to earn a first down. The extraordinary display of athleticism and effort helped make possible a subsequent Giants touchdown that was crucial, as the Giants would win 20-19 after the Bills missed a last-second, 47-yard field goal.