INDIANAPOLIS - The New York Giants battled back to beat the New England
Patriots 21-17 and win the Super Bowl with heart-stopping fourth quarter
comeback capped by a six-yard touchdown run by Ahmad Bradshaw with 57
The Giants, who trailed 10-9 at the half and 17-9 in the third quarter,
clawed back with two field goals by Lawrence Tynes before mounting an
88-yard drive to thwart the Patriots for the second time in four years
in the Super Bowl.
The thrilling game-winning drive was launched on the very first play
from the 12-yard line, when quarterback Eli Manning lofted a pass down
the left sideline that was brilliantly corralled by Mario Manningham,
tip-toeing inside the sideline for a 38-yard gain.
Manning hit Manningham again and then found Hakeem Nicks for a key first
down to keep the drive alive before Bradshaw darted through the middle
for the go-ahead score.