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New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions
INDIANAPOLIS (WKTV/AP) - Eli Manning engineered a scoring drive capped by an Ahmad Bradshaw touchdown to give the New York Giants a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday.
Four years ago, the Giants also beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
The Giants survived a final Hail Mary pass by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the final play of the game, with tight end Ron Gronkowski just missing the ball in the end zone.
Earlier, Brady set a Super Bowl record by completing 16 consecutive passes and capped two long drives with touchdown tosses, helping the Patriots take a 17-15 lead.
After a shaky start that included a safety for intentional grounding in the end zone on his first play of the game, Brady turned back into Tom Terrific before a crowd of 68,658.
On New England's last possession of the first half, Brady went 10 for 10 for 98 yards, including a 4-yard TD pass to Danny Woodhead. And on the opening drive of the second half, Brady went 5 for 5 for 54 yards, finishing with a 12-yarder to Aaron Hernandez.
After jogging up to greet Hernandez, Brady used his right finger to tap on the patch over his heart reading "MHK," the initials of Patriots owner Robert Kraft's late wife, Myra.