Deja Vu All Over Again: Giants Super Bowl Champs[Video]
The New York Giants came from behind to win the Super Bowl over the New England Patriots, 21-17. Eli Manning proved he can hang with the best of them- even Tom Brady. Manning was amazing as his entire family watched, the 31-year-old quarterback emerged from his sibling's shadow and engineered another brilliant comeback culminating in the Giants' thrilling victory.
"It's been a wild game. It's been a wild season," said Manning, named Super Bowl MVP for the second time. "We had a bunch of guys who never quit."
Manning commanded a seventh fourth-quarter comeback this season as the Giants toppled the Patriots in the Super Bowl for the second time in five seasons. He also was MVP in Super Bowl XLII in February 2008. He finished Sunday's game with 30 completions in 40 attempts for 296 yards and one touchdown with a passer rating of 103.8.
"Manning put himself in the discussion for the Hall of Fame," NBC's Bob Costas said.
For the third consecutive time against the Patriots, Manning was the difference at the game's end.
Throwing darts to his receivers, he led a nine-play, 88-yard drive in 2:49, with running back Ahmad Bradshaw scoring untouched from the 6-yard line as he paused at the goal line, then fell gently backward into the end zone with 57 seconds remaining.
"I was yelling at Ahmad not to score," Manning said, because the clock was ticking and the Giants were hoping to kill it without permitting Brady a chance for a potential game-winning final drive.
Brady's last-play Hail Mary fell incomplete in the end zone. Here are highlights from last night's incredible game: