The New England Patriots had a minute left to go 80 yards after the New York Giants and Eli Manning came back a little too early, but a dropped ball from Dion Branch and Justin Tuck's crucial third-down sack made their fourth quarter comeback stick as the Giants topped the Patriots 21-17, scoring their second Super Bowl victory against the Patriots in XLVI. Eli Manning was 30-for-40 with 296 yards and a touchdown, while Bradshaw had 17 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown; Justin Tuck had a big safety in the first quarter, forcing Brady to deposit a pass intentionally way downfield.
Ahmad Bradshaw scored a fourth-quarter touchdown to put the Giants on top, but it wasn't quite the cause for celebration you'd expect it to be—the Patriots allowed him to score, giving Tom Brady and company a full minute to make a comeback. Brady was good, but he wasn't quite good enough; three last-chance Hail Marys weren't able to do it, despite a first-down toss to Branch on fourth-and-long.
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