Brooks: A truly super game plan
It may not have been a helmet catch like Tyree's in the Super Bowl four years ago, but it was just as clutch and just as timely -- and Tyree was there to see it.
"We just tried to be patient," said Manningham, who finished with five catches for 73 yards. "Got to be patient with this game. We knew big plays were going to come, we just had to take advantage of them."
His acrobatic catch wasn't as improbable as Tyree's grab that led the Giants to a 17-14 win over New England. Tyree said Manningham's catch didn't bring back memories of his reception in 2008 "but the more I thought about how important it was, it should."
Manningham said he never lost track of where his feet were.
"It was a great ball. I knew where I was on the sideline. I knew I didn't have that much room and it's a good thing I wear (size) 11s because if I wore 11 1/2s I would not have been in."
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press