Four years after they beat the Brady and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl….
The New York Giants rise to occasion and do it AGAIN…..
While the Giants Offense moved for the first period and half of the second….
New England came alive during the end of the second period to lead the Giants into the second quarter…
And after Madonna, Nikki Minaj and M.I.A danced thru half time…
The Patriots came back strong…
But in the end it was the Giant passing attack that took them home setting up a short run for the go ahead score by Ahmad Bradshaw…..
Brady couldn’t catch up with the game ending ‘hail mary’…..
It was a New York (or New Jersey ) state of mind…..
Eli Manning’s status as a legendary clutch quarterback continues to grow, as does the number of Super Bowl rings in his collection.
Manning led the Giants to their second Super Bowl in four years by engineering a nine-play, 88-yard touchdown drive in the final minutes of Super Bowl XLVI for a 21-17 win over the Patriots.
“I’m proud of our team, we fought hard all season and came out strong,” Manning said during the postgame trophy ceremony. He was named the game’s MVP.
The Giants did not give the ball back to the Patriots until there was 57 seconds remaining, not enough for Tom Brady to lead a scoring drive of his own.
Brady would advance the ball to their own 49, but a Hail Mary attempt was knocked away and the Giants were Super Bowl champions for the fourth time in their team history. It was their second straight Super Bowl win over the Patriots.
Ahmad Bradshaw capped the winning drive with a 6-yard run. The running back tried to put the brakes on before the goal line to leave the Patriots would even less time, but tumbled into the end zone.
Manning started the drive with a masterful 38-yard throw to Mario Manningham, who tiptoed the sideline for an equally impressive catch. Manning would hit four more passes on the drive, dinking-and-dunking his way down the field before Bradshaw punched it in.
“Great game plan, Mario Manningham had a couple of plays on the go route,” Manning said. “It was great job by everybody on the team.”
The score gave the Giants their first lead since right before halftime when the Patriots scored a touchdown to go up 10-9. And, after receiving the second half kick, the Patriots once again marched right down the field to go up 17-9.
“We got to halftime, I said we can play better than this, everyone agreed, the rest is history,” Tom Coughlin said……
NY Times Photo…Doug Mills
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