Relentless Giants defense makes name for itself

New York pressured Tom Brady throughout the Super Bowl, sacking him five times and knocking him down on 10 occasions.

Originally Published: February 3, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The New York Giants' defense doesn't have a nickname.

These guys aren't the "Steel Curtain." No one calls them the "Purple People Eaters." They aren't confused with the powerhouse "46" defense of the 1985 Bears. But the Giants, who led the NFL in sacks this season, made their name by making Tom Brady uncomfortable early and often during their unbelievable 17-14 upset of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night.

"We're not like the Bears or the Giants of old," ...

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