Some of the Giant players were on their knees praying. Because they are special, God will help them beat the other guys. Both teams lined up. A good snap from center. The kick was long enough . . . but three feet to the right. Giants win.
Make no mistake about it. Had the ball gone three feet to the left, Jim Murray would have printed his alternate story praising fellow Irishman Jim Kelly instead of his "clever" and "insightful" theme of Giant ball-control winning the game. And Thurman Thomas would have been named MVP.