It took three road playoffs wins, David Tyree's "Helmet Catch," a furious pass rush and more for the 12-point underdog New York Giants to topple the undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Fans in New York and New Jersey were beaming proud, including New York City native Robert De Niro, who surprised a group of 20 Giants when they were out to dinner the Thursday after the epic victory.

Watch that team's center Shaun O'Hara and tackle David Diehl tell the story on "Good Morning Football":

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And... Robert De Niro?

The '07 @Giants really knew how to celebrate a Super Bowl win. (via @GMFB) pic.twitter.com/gQbYJd8AP7

— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 4, 2016

Big guys never forget a dessert.