If you wrote this script and handed it to a Hollywood producer, they’d have you escorted from the building.
The Giants won their second Super Bowl in five years tonight, 21-17, over the New England Patriots in such a thrilling manner, it is hard to gather all of the info and get it into one post. Down 17-9 in the 3rd Qtr, the Giants scored the final 12 points of the game and then sealed the deal by holding off Tom Brady’s Hail Mary attempt in the final seconds.
The Giants battled toe-to-toe with Bill Belichick’s bunch for sixty full minutes, ending the game almost identical fashion to their 17-14 win four years ago.
There were no losers tonight. Belichick, never one to show emotion, embraced Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin at midfield after the game like two spent boxers who had nothing left to give. It was a great game.
QB Eli Manning (30/40, 296 yds, 1 TD) was named the MVP, the second such honor of his career. WR Mario Manningham had several big catches and WR Hakeem Nicks (10 catches, 109 yds) played through shoulder pain all night.
WR Victor Cruz had a TD catch, but his main purpose was to draw attention away from Nicks and Manningham. He did just that. RB Ahmad Bradshaw, who did not play in Week 9 vs New England, had 72 yards rushing and a TD (even though he’d take that one back).
On defense, the Giants’ rush was all around Brady, only to be flustered most times but stopped him when it counted. LB Michael Boley had nine tackles to lead the D, but it was a group effort that helped win this game.
The Giants are champs tonight, folks. Drink it in!