Quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants hands the ball off during the game against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The New York Giants did it again.
For the second time in five seasons, the underdog Giants defeated the New England Patriots on the game's biggest stage, winning the 2012 Super Bowl 21-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The win gave the Giants their fourth Super Bowl title.
The Giants trailed 17-15 before Eli Manning drove the offense 88 yards for the winning score. Taking over the ball from their own 12-yard line with 3:46 to play, the Giants drove the length of the field in nine plays. Ahmad Bradshaw scored the winning touchdown on a 6-yard run with 57 seconds left. The Patriots appeared to allow Bradshaw to score in an effort to preserve time for a final comeback drive by Tom Brady. The big play on the drive was a 38-yard completion to Mario Manningham on the first play after taking possession.
Brady had his opportunity, but the Giants held. The Patriots converted a 4th-and-16 to give them a chance, but Brady's Hail Mary on the final play of the game fell harmlessly into the end zone.
Manning completed 30-of-40 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown. Brady completed 27-of-41 for two touchdowns and one interception.