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Monday, February 06, 2012

NFL : New York Giants win Super Bowl XLVI

Eli Manning led the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI.

The Giants opening the scoring with a safety and a touchdown in the first quarter, but New England had answered with a field goal and a touchdown by the half to led 10-9 at the break.

After the ageless Madonna had wowed the crowd with a 30 minute performance in the halftime show, Patriots QB Tom Brady came out and quickly scored a second TD early in the 3rd period to give the Patriots a 17-9 lead.

But the Giants came back with two field goals to bring it to 17-15, and when it looked as if the G-men would kick a game winning field goal with only seconds left, New England coach Bill Belichick gambled by allowing an uncontested run to concede TD and a 21-17 lead - but importantly leaving 57 seconds left on the clock.

Brady took New England to halfway, and then fired a "Hail Mary" desperation pass into the end zone on the final play of the game which fell just beyond the grasp of tight end Rob Gronkowski.

New England was done - the New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions again

1 comment:

Gooner said...

Wes Welker is blaming himself for dropping a catch when unmarked with 3 minutes left ... it would have the Patriots in the Red Zone.

I remember it - and thought at the time it was a missed chance to seal up the game ...

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