The New York Giants by beating the New England Patriots in the NFL’s Super Bowl 46, 21-17,  played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis became this season’s champions of American football.

1st quarter

New York Giants safety. Penalty on Tom Brady, intentional grounding in own end zone. NY 2 NE 0.

New York Giants touchdown. Victor Cruz, 2-yard pass from Eli Manning. Lawrence Tynes converted.

NY 9 NE 0

2nd quarter

New England Patriots field goal. 29 yards, Stephen Gostkowski. NY 9 NE 3

New England Patriots touchdown. Danny Woodhead, 4-yard pass from Tom Brady. Stephen Gostkowski converted. NY 9 NE 10

Halftime NY 9 NE 10

3rd quarter

New England Patriots touchdown. Aaron Hernandez, 12-yard pass from Tom Brady. Stephen Gostkowski converted. NY 9 NE 17

New York Giants field goal. 38 yards, Lawrence Tynes.

NY 12 NE 17

New York Giants field goal. 33 yards, Lawrence Tynes.

NY 15 NE 17

4th quarter

New York Giants touchdown. Ahmad Bradshaw 6-yard run. 2-point conversion attempt unsuccessful.

Final score: NY 21 NE 17

These same two teams met in the Super Bowl four years ago. Manning said, “You know, I’m just excited to win a championship; excited for my teammates.  We have a number of guys, this is there first one, obviously some other ones who are getting their second and more.  I’m excited for them.  I’m excited for coach (Tom) Coughlin, all the coaches, the Giants organization.  This isn’t about one person.  It’s about one team coming together and getting this win.”

Toward the end of the regular season the Giants were struggling at seven wins-seven losses, but won their final two games to barely make the playoffs.  Then they kept winning under head coach Tom Coughlin, who said this Super Bowl victory is special.

“You know each one is very unique and this is just as exciting, probably more so because of the kind of year we had,” said Coughlin.

For losing quarterback Tom Brady, who has won three Super Bowls in his career and had guided New England to an impressive 13-3 regular season, it was a huge disappointment.

Brady said, “You know we just came up a little bit short and I think there were some missed opportunities out there.  Everybody feels we could have done more.  I’ll keep coming to this game and keep trying.  I’d rather come to lose than not get here, so hopefully we’ll be back at some point.  We had a great year.  We just didn’t make enough plays today.”

So, the New York Giants are back on top of the American football world, claiming Super Bowl 46, 21-17.

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