It was an amazing game, Superbowl XLII! Nothing short of David and Goliath. The Patriots went in totally undefeated, 18-0. The Giants were the underdogs–they were “not supposed to” win. David was the least likeliest to slay the immense, nearly invincible Philistine.
In the 4th Quarter with about 2 minutes left, the Giants needed to score a touchdown (they were down by 4). Their QB Eli Manning was about to fall, sacked it seemed…but then he broke free and threw a deep pass that helped them win. “I won’t back down”. Seconds later, he fired at the WR Plaxico Burress for the game-winning touchdown!
It was an awesome metaphor for the spiritual life’s struggle: hold your ground against the gates of hell for nothing is impossible with God!