Giants outlast Patriots in Super Bowl
The New York Giants won its fourth Super Bowl championship Sunday as they narrowly defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in a game that came down to the final minute.
More than anything, the game featured a quarterback dual between Tom Brady and Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning. Manning had the last laugh, as he successfully led his third straight, game-winning drive over the Patriots — he did it when the Giants played the Patriots in the regular season with a 24-20 win and the unforgettable 17-14 win in Super Bowl XLII.
Manning elevated himself to elite status in the NFL with this one though, and one of the greatest 38-yard, throw-and-catch down the sidelines was witnessed, which helped fuel the drive for the Giants.
Despite double coverage, Manning threw to only where his receiver, Mario Manningham could catch it, which he did in superb fashion.
Ahmad Bradshaw ran in the game-winning touchdown he didn’t want to score. The Giants wanted to run time off the clock and kick a field goal, while the Patriots wanted to let the Giants score and get the ball back as soon as possible. But by the time Bradshaw realized the Patriots were letting him score, his momentum carried him into the end zone. But Brady failed to put together a drive and his last pass, a Hail Mary, fell incomplete as time expired.
Manning finished the game 30-40 for 296 yards and a touchdown. Brady went 27-41 for 276 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
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