— Deion Sanders who he trusts more: Tom Brady or Eli Manning
“He took some big hits, yes he got sacked six times but he is cool, calm and collected under pressure. Eli did it again. He is really writing his legacy as we speak.”
— Steve Mariucci on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns in the NFC Championship Game
“We talked about what makes you an elite quarterback, as Eli said he is an elite quarterback. It’s when you can lead your team to victories throwing the ball 58 times without any interceptions and then bringing guys up saying, ‘I’m going to make all of you guys play better.’”
— Michael Irvin on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who was 32-of-58 for 316 yards in the victory over the San Francisco 49ers
“It’s amazing. Growing up, you dream about it, you see it on TV, you see the game-winning kicks. But to actually be a part of one and be on your team and your kicker kicks the game-winner, and you actually get to be the one to run on the field and go to the Super Bowl, it’s amazing. It’s the best feeling in the world. I wouldn’t take it back for anything.”
— New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz on the 20-17 victory in the NFC Championship Game
“Very few people work the middle of the football field like Victor Cruz.”
— Michael Irvin on New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who had 142 yards receiving in the 20-17 victory
“I tried to call one of those phones on the sideline to let him know he’s 6’4, 264 [pounds].”
— Deion Sanders on New York running back Brandon Jacobs, who was stopped on a 4th-and-1
“Joe Flacco really outplayed Tom Brady. Hats off to Joe Flacco. He proved that he should be paid and he can take this team to the next level.”
— Deion Sanders on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to the New England Patriots
“His knowledge of the game keeps him around. That’s why he’s been able to play at a certain level for 16 years. When he stops playing at this level, that’s when I’ll start telling you it’s time for him to leave. Definitely not [that time yet].”
— Deion Sanders on Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis
On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Final are available for viewing:
Let’s Go Primetime – Deion Sanders counts down the top 10 performances from Championship Sunday.
The End for Ray Lewis? – Will Ray Lewis stay a Baltimore Raven for the 2012 season? Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders discuss the star linebacker’s future.
Brady’s Legacy – Tom Brady has put together one of the best seasons in his career. Can the star quarterback end his spectacular season as a Super Bowl champion?
Super Bowl Advantage – The New England Patriots and New York Giants will square off in Super Bowl XLVI. Which team has the advantage? NFL GameDay Final has the answer.
Playing Like Giants – The NFL GameDay Final crew discusses the key players who helped the Giants defeat the 49ers 20-17 in the NFC Championship Game.
This One’s for Myra – NFL Network’s Stacey Dales speaks to Patriots owner Robert Kraft about his emotional journey to the Super Bowl after the passing of his wife Myra Kraft last year.
Belichick: ‘We Fought Hard all Year’ – Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks with NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi following New England’s 23-20 victory in the AFC Championship Game.
Gronkowski: ‘We’re Going to the Super Bowl, and That’s Crazy’ – Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski talks with NFL Network’s Stacey Dales as he celebrates the 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.
Tuck Proud of Team’s Effort – Giants defensive end Justin Tuck expresses his joy after New York’s 20-17 victory over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.
Cruz Ecstatic for Indy – Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz recaps New York’s 20-17 victory in the NFC Championship Game.
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