Eli Manning started Super Bowl XLVI by letting the New England Patriots known he meant business, becoming the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to complete nine consecutive passing plays with completions. However it was the quarterbacks last-minute score that eventually led the Giants to a 21-17 victory.
Manning hasn’t been kind to Tom Brady and the Pats, upsetting the teams perfect season in 2008 to tale home footballs top prize and doing the same this year with a less dominate but still impressive outing.
The match also happened to be the first time two quarterbacks who have won the Super Bowl’s MVP award faced off against each other and they took turns showing why they deserved those MVP nods.
Brady managed to finish 16 completions in a row but that wasn’t enough to stop Eli Manning’s nine-play, 88-yard drive that gave New York the go ahead push needed for the win.
In the end it was a 6-yard run up the middle by Ahmad Bradshaw that secured the win while Tom Brady attempted one last long yard heave that fell short of his players in the endzone.
Are you surprised that the New York Giants have once against managed to upset Brady and the Patriots during a Super Bowl showdown?