Wake and Dolphins teammate
It was a 3rd-and-7 with Brees backed up near his own end zone and Kalil was lucky to barely get a piece of Wake’s right arm as he zipped past him and wrapped up Brees in a bear hug. He didn’t take the Super Bowl XLIV Most Valuable Player to the ground in order to prevent injury, but the sack forced the NFC punt the ball away with the game still tied at 7-7.
Early in the second quarter, with the AFC trailing by a field goal at 10-7, Wake helped give his team its last lead of the day. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was in the game at this point for the NFC and as he looked to deliver a pass into the right flat, Wake jumped with his arms raised in the air to try to deflect the throw. Manning pulled the ball back down and then threw the ball down the middle right into the arms of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, who returned the interception 42 yards for a touchdown and a 14-10. AFC lead. The NFC would score the next 28 points to put the game out of reach.
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Denney actually showed off some speed and quickness on one AFC punt by Dustin Colquitt as he took off down the field and tripped up NFC punt returner Leon Washington at his own 17 after he decided to field the punt at his 5 and run it back out.