Trailing 27-16 late in the third quarter, the New York Giants were desperately looking for a momentum swing. And as an 0-2 start began to loom, it was safety Kenny Phillips who came to the rescue. He would unleash a crushing hit on Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson that changed the course of the game.
As far as Troy Aikman's assessment goes, he's dead wrong in assuming this was an illegal hit. Phillips does not lead with his helmet, nor does he appear to hit Jackson in the head. From the replays, it looks as if KP hits Jackson in the chest/shoulder/arm with his shoulder and does so without really lunging forward.
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