Giants upset Patriots in Super Bowl Victory
New York quarterback Eli Manning followed directly in his brother's footsteps from last year, leading the Giants to a 17-14 victory over New England Sunday in Super Bowl XLII.
Manning, known for turning over the ball, threw just one interception on the day, and completed 19 passes for 255 yards, the last of which, a 13-yard fade route to Plaxico Burress with just 35 seconds remaining, for the winning touchdown.
The Patriots' attempt to become the second team ever to finish a season unbeaten died as New York's defense forced New England's generally stable offense into making mistakes. But maybe it was better this way, because had the Patriots finished with an unbeaten record, the achievement would have had the shadow of the season's earlier signal-stealing scandal, the Associated Press suggested.
New England led through three quarters at 7-3 before the teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Manning showed composure as he drove his team down the field late in the fourth quarter for the winning score, and the Patriots were unable to respond.