Eli Manning, Giants win Super Bowl with last minute drive

By Marc A. Greenberg

Good thing Eli Manning is familiar with 4th quarter comebacks.

Rallying from behind to score the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute remaining, the New York Giants have defeated the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI, 21-17.

The Giants would jump out to a 9-0 lead, with Manning setting a Super Bowl record by completing his first 9 passes.  From then on, the Patriots would score 10 straight to go up 10-9 at halftime.  With a 14-play, 96-yard drive, including Tom Brady completing all 10 of his passes on the drive, the Patriots appeared ready for the kill.   Tom Brady would set his own Super Bowl record with 15 straight completions, as New England extended its lead to 17-9 in the third quarter.

Two third-quarter field goals from Lawrence Tynes made the score 17-15 New England, with the Patriots driving in the games final minutes.  A missed opportunity followed by a New England punt and Manning found himself ready for another one.

Manning, Super Bowl MVP, would lead the Giants to their second Super Bowl in four years by engineering a nine-play, 88-yard touchdown drive in the final minutes of Super Bowl XLVI for a  21-17 win over the Patriots.