Monday, February 06, 2012
NFL : New York Giants win 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