New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick told his team to make the Giants throw to Mario Manningham before the Giants game winning drive.
Belichick was heard in an NFL Films audio recording saying, "This is still a Cruz-and-Nicks game." Manningham earlier in the game could not haul in a pass from Eli Manning as he could not keep both feet in bounds. Belichick also said on the recording, "I know we're right on them. It's tight, but those are still the guys. Make them go to Manningham, make them go to (Bear) Pascoe. Let's make sure we get Cruz and Nicks."
The first play of the Giants drive, Manning threw a perfect pass to Manningham along the sidelines. Manningham caught the ball and kept both feet in bounds to put the Giants at midfield.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who was also miked up, simply said, "He caught it." The Patriots still challenged anyway and lost the challenge.
Others miked up for NFL Films were Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo who told teammates in the huddle, "We gotta let them score, got to let them score."
Referee John Parry was heard saying after the Wes Welker dropped pass, "That was the game."