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Giants 2012 Super Bowl XLVI Champions

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Last night the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, 21 – 17.

This was a long awaited rematch for the Patriots after the 2007 Super Bowl where the Giants won and took the Super Bowl title.
The Patriots got to a rocky start when Tom Brady got called for intentional grounding while he was in the endzone, which resulted in a safety, and put the Giants up 2 – 0. That was the first play for the Patriots. Afterwards it all seemed to go well for the Giants when Eli Manning threw a TD pass  to Victor Cruz ­– 8 – 0.

The first quarter belonged to the Giants, but the Patriots made their comeback in the second quarter with a field goal along with a Brady to Danny Woodhead TD.
At half-time the score was 10-9 with the Patriots only one point ahead.

The third quarter started off with a Patriots TD pass to Aaron Hernandez. And the Giants only scored 2 field goals.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter the Giants were down 17-15, and the score remained that way until there were 2 minutes left in the game. The Giants got the ball back and made their way down the field. With one minute left, Ahmad Bradshaw ran for a TD that made the score 21-17, Giants on top.

That left the Patriots with :57 seconds to travel 80 yards downfield and score a touchdown. Brady’s first 3 pass attempts went incomplete, but they got a first down on their fourth attempt.

With only 2 seconds on the clock, Brady threw one last Hail Mary pass all the way to the endzone where ten or more players waited to catch the ball. The ball fell incomplete, and that was the end of the game. The New York Giants won, 21 – 17, and are now the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI World Champions.


Written by maddiedeckers

February 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm

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  1. Yay Eli!!

    Great article, Maddie!


    February 7, 2012 at 7:15 am

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