The Patriots entered the University of Phoenix Stadium looking to join the 1972 Dolphins as the only team to finish a season undefeated.
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While the Patriots broke a slew of NFL records, the heavy underdog Giants set one of their own in winning 10 straight road games.
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<i>American Idol</i> winner Jordin Sparks, the daughter of former Giants cornerback Phillippi Sparks, sang the national anthem.
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Eli Manning (10) led the Giants on a 16 play, 63-yard drive on their first possession. It was the most plays of any opening drive in a Super Bowl.
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The Giants struck first as Lawrence Tynes, who kicked the game-winning field goal in the NFC Championship Game, hit a 32-yarder.
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Two plays after a pass interference call in the end zone, Laurence Maroney gave the Patriots a 7-3 lead as he scored on a 1-yard run.
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Amani Toomer manages to keep both feet inbounds on a lunging sideline catch for 38 yards in the second quarter. Toomer led all Giants receivers with 6 catches for 84 yards.
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The Patriots, who set an NFL single-season record for most points in the regular season, were held to 81 first-half yards.
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The Giants kept constant pressure on Brady, sacking him three times in the first half.
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers handled the halftime duties with a set that included <i>I Won't Back Down</i>, <i>Free Fallin</i> and <i>Running Down a Dream</i>.
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Kawika Mitchell (55) and Justin Tuck (91) pressure Tom Brady for an incomplete pass from the New England 5-yard line in the third quarter.
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Tight end Kevin Boss pulls in a huge 45-yard reception early in the fourth quarter in front of safety Rodney Harrison.
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After a scoreless third quarter the Giants took a 10-7 lead as David Tyree and Manning connected on a 5-yard TD.
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Randy Moss and Brady hooked up a record 23 times on touchdown passes during the regular season and they did it again with 2:42 left to put the Patriots up 14-10.
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Not to be upstaged, Eli Manning engineered a game-winning drive that was highlighted by his escape from would-be tacklers on third-and-five with about a minute left, and his pass to David Tyree.
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With Rodney Harrison doing his best to break up the pass, David Tyree leaped in the air and brought the ball down with it pinned against his helmet.
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The Giants' 12-play, 83-yard drive was capped by Manning's 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds remaining.
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The Patriots got the ball back with 29 seconds to go, and Brady tried twice to connect with Moss on desperation throws. The first was broken up by Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23), and the second, on the Patriots' last play of the game, fell incomplete.
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Showing exceptional quickness and determination off the edge, Michael Strahan helped key a fierce Giants pass rush that kept Brady off balance all night. Strahan finished with three tackles, a sack and two quarterback knockdowns.
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Wes Welker tied the Super Bowl record for receptions with 11 in totaling 103 yards.
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Justin Tuck (91) had two of the Giants' five sacks as they held the record-setting Pats' offense to a season-low 14 points.
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Amani Toomer and Co. delivered the Giants third Super Bowl title and became the first NFC wild-card team to win the championship.
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David Tyree holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy in a pose similar to his amazing catch late in the game.
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A Manning was named MVP for the second straight season...
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as Eli followed in older brother Peyton's footsteps after passing for 255 yards and two touchdowns.
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