INDIANAPOLIS — One game, one play, one moment can turn a team's fortunes in the right direction.
The opposite seems to be the case for the New York Giants and New England Patriots, who recognize many turning points on their way to Sunday's Super Bowl.
Oddly, the victory that put each of them on winning streaks that have not ended came against the New York Jets. Yet few players, coaches or even the teams' owners pointed to that as a critical juncture in their chase for another NFL championship.
Some even believe the path to the Super Bowl was set by off-field situations, including having key players get healthy or getting team chemistry developed.
Outside of destiny or fate, the Giants and Patriots offered up just about every reason imaginable for their success.