Super Bowl 46
Feb. 5, 2012
N.Y. Giants 9..0.6.6-21
New England 0.10.7.0-17
Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score for New York's fourth Super Bowl title. It was a rematch of the 2008 game, when Manning led New York past New England to ruin the Patriots' bid for a perfect season.
The Patriots began the second half with an eight-play, 79-yard drive, capped by Aaron Hernandez's 12-yard touchdown catch for a 17-9 lead.
The Giants' second field goal in the third quarter trimmed the deficit to 17-15.
New York got the ball on its 12-yard line with 3:46 to play. On the first play of the possession, Manning launched a perfectly placed 38-yard pass to Mario Manningham deep down the left sideline over double coverage.
Manning completed a 16-yard pass to Manningham and a 14-yarder to Hakeem Nicks to put the Giants at the Patriots 18 with 2:00 remaining. Four plays later, Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 6-yard touchdown run with 57 seconds remaining.
New England couldn't respond, and Brady's desperation pass into the Giants' end zone fell to the ground on the final play.
This was the first Super Bowl with two starting quarterbacks who previously won the game's MVP award.
Manning became the first QB to open a Super Bowl with nine consecutive completions. Later, Brady put together a run of 16 completions, breaking another Super Bowl mark.
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