Each day leading up to Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers we will highlight one moment. Realize, of course, that this is a completely subjective list. I have asked both Chris and Alex for input, so the result is going to be my list with their recommendations factored in. There is no way in a top 10 list to include every great Giants Super Bowl moment. Nor is there a right or wrong answer when it comes to listing these plays. The entire exercise isn't meant to cause arguments over which plays or moments belong and which don't, or why a certain play is No. 7 instead of No. 5. It is simply meant to highlight some of the great moments in Giants' history and give you something fun to chat about. So, please, try to keep it in that light as you comment.
No. 10 -- Ottis Anderson uppercut
The Giants' game plan in Super XXV against the Buffalo Bills was simple. Punish the high-flying Bills' offense with brutal, aggressive defense. On offense, grind away, pound the ball, control the clock and wear the Bills down. Ottis Anderson, the Giants' 34-year-old 225-pound battering ram of a running back was the perfect player for such a game plan.
Anderson won the MVP award with a 21-carry, 102-yard, one touchdown performance as the Giants held the ball for an astounding 40:33 in winning the "wide right" game, 20-19 for their second Super Bowl title.
No play was more perfect for Anderson and what the Giants wanted to do than his 24-yard third-quarter run. The Giants trailed 12-10, and faced third-and-1 at their own 47-yard line when Anderson took a Jeff Hostetler handoff, rumbled around the left end into the Buffalo secondary and delivered a massive right uppercut to a Buffalo defender before being dragged down. The play set up a touchdown that would give the Giants a 17-12 lead they never relinquished.
Anderson spoke to Giants.com about the hit.:
"I figured if I could intimidate him thinking that I was gonna really try to tear his head off then he would think about how to tackle me," Anderson said.