Jan. 28, 2001. Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7. Super Bowl XXXV was a super disaster for the New York Giants, one they wish they could forget.
The Ravens dominated the Giants from start to finish, the only highlight for New York being Ron Dixon’s 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Other than that, the Giants were miserable. The Giants cost themselves their only other touchdown when Jesse Armstead returned an interception for a score, only to have it nullified by a holding penalty.
Quarterback Kerry Collins, brilliant in a 41-0 mashing of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, turned into a pumpkin against the Ravens. He threw four interceptions and completed just 15-of-39 passes for a measly 112 yards. The Giants compiled just 152 yards of total offense in the game.
The Giants had gone 12-4 in the regular season and won the NFC East under then-coach Jim Fassel. In the playoffs New York defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round, 20-10, and then Minnesota in the NFC title game.