Giants Beat Patriots 21-17 To Win Super Bowl XLVI
Eli Manning led the New York Giants to a fourth quarter comeback win over the New England Patriots 21-17 to claim their 4th Lombardi Trophy, and the Super Bowl XLVI title in Indianapolis. The Giants led 9-0 early, only to fall behind 10-9 at the half. New England led 17-15, before Ahmad Bradshaw scored the go ahead touchdown for New York.
It was a rematch of the 2007 NFL championship, when Manning led New York past New England to ruin the Patriots’ bid for a perfect season.
This was the first Super Bowl with two starting quarterbacks who previously won the big game’s MVP award — and they took turns being brilliant. Manning became the first QB to open a Super Bowl with nine consecutive completions. Later, Brady put together a run of 16 completions in a row, breaking another Super Bowl mark.
But in the end, it was Manning who directed the nine-play, 88-yard drive that put New York ahead, with running back Ahmad Bradshaw scoring the winning touchdown.