On any given Sunday, any NFL team can become kings of the league. Sometimes it's with a memorable play. Sometimes it's with an upset win. And sometimes, it's for an epic comeback for the ages. The Philadelphia Eagles had one such comeback vs the Giants and with it became kings of the league for a day.
The Giants had dominated the game for almost 4 quarters. Three quarters and 8 minutes to be exact. They had held the Eagles down throughout most of the game. They had sacked Michael Vick 3 times. Vick had thrown an interception. The Eagles looked for all intents and purposes as if they were beat. But they weren't. They just kept coming. Michael Vick threw them back into it. He ran them back into it. The Eagles pushed their way back into it until it was tied at 31 with very little time left. It looked to be headed to overtime, but no, the Giants collapse was about to become complete and the Eagles were going to become kings of the league.
The Giants lined up to punt the ball away to the Eagles. The Giants punter had one goal in his life at that moment, punt the ball out of bounds. By no means punt the ball to DeSean Jackson. Just put it out of bounds and go to overtime and take your chances. The Giants punt the ball straight to Jackson, who inexplicably fumbles it, picks it up, and then starts running with it. Picking his way between Giant defenders, many of whom had ample opportunity to take him down. But they don't. He just keeps running down the field towards the end zone and with time ticking away, he keeps running in bounds to run out more of the clock. Finally, he is in the end zone and the Eagles have a 6 point lead with zero seconds on the clock. By rule they are allowed to kick the extra point and they do winning the game by 7 points after being down by 21 points.
The Eagles could have given up. They could have thrown in the towel. They could have let the Giants win. But they never gave up. They just kept coming and the Giants let them come. The Eagles in the span of about 7 minutes went from down and out to kings of the league. One of the best all time game finishes ever and one of the most complete collapses ever. It just doesn't get any better.