the new york giants defeated the new england patriots 21-17 to win super bowl 46. the giants thrilling victory made them the fifth team to win four or more super bowls. giants quarterback eli manning completed 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards & a touchdown, earning him his second most valuable player award. manning is the 11th quarterback to win multiple vince lombardi trophies.
eli manning is now the fifth player to win two super bowl mvp's. he did not turn the ball over. he engineered a nine play, 88-yard drive with less than four minutes to go in the game. the giants have won seven consecutive postseason games - all on the road or at neutral sites. at age 65, the giants' tom coughlin becomes the oldest coach to win a super bowl.
the giants come from behind triumph was spurred by the relentless attack of their defensive front four. justin tuck had two sacks & pro bowler jason pierre-paul pressured patriots quarterback tom brady, especially in the 4th quarter. this was their second super bowl win over new england in four years. they destroyed the patriots' hopes of an undefeated season in 2008 with a last-minute 4th quarter manning touchdown pass to plaxico burress.
the new york offense featured standout performances from several players. wide receiver hakeem nicks caught 10 passes for 109 yards. wide receiver mario manningham caught five passes for 73 yards, including three key receptions (for 56 yards) during their final drive. running back ahmad bradshaw ran 17 times for 72 yards, scoring the winning touchdown with less than a minute to go in the game.
pats' head coach bill belichick & brady set a super bowl record for a coach/qb duo by appearing in their fifth title game. the two have three victories & two losses. all of their championship games were decided by four points or less.
brady completed 27 of 41 passes for 276 yards, two touchdowns & one interception. in the first half, he set a super bowl record with 16 consecutive completions. the game ended with brady throwing a hail-mary from midfield with five seconds left, nearly tipped by the giants defenders to pro bowl tight end rob grankowski. new england has made seven super bowl appearances. their record is 3-4.
- mark j. tuggle
- harlem, usa
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