2008: Brady not immune from the jinx
Sports Illustrated photo
Unfortunately for Patriots fans, the SI jinx does not choose favorites. Heading into Super Bowl XLII, the favored Patriots' QB Tom Brady was featured along with the Giants' Michael Strahan on the Feb. 4 cover. The Patriots had recently completed a 16-0 undefeated season, and were on an 18-0 run following their two playoff wins. What happened? One of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, as the Giants won, 17-14.