Giants edge Patriots for Super Bowl title

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Ahmad Bradshaw ran six yards for the deciding touchdown with 57 seconds remaining to give the New York Giants a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 46. It was the fourth Super Bowl triumph for the Giants, who also defeated the Patriots in the 2008 NFL championship spectacle and captured the crown in 1987 and 1991. Before a crowd of 68,658 spectators at the dome-enclosed stadium where his older brother Peyton stars for the Indianapolis Colts, New York’s Eli Manning guided the Giants on an 88-yard touchdown drive in the closing minutes capped by Bradshaw’s scoring run.

“It just feels good to win a Super Bowl no matter where you are or what stadium it is,” Manning said. Manning was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after completing 30-of-40 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown. New England took over needing a touchdown in the dying seconds but Tom Brady, who had already set records in the game for consecutive completions and completions in a row at the start of the game, could not pull off a miracle.

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