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Super Bowl 2012: Eli Manning Takes Home MVP Honors

After completing 30-of-40 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown in the 2012 Super Bowl, Eli Manning was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Once Tom Brady's Hail Mary attempt hit the ground in the Giants' end zone, there was no other choice, really. Manning kept drive after drive alive with accurate, methodical passing. He hooked up with Mario Manningham down the left sideline on the Giants game-winning drive for what was, perhaps, the play of the game.

Manning went 5-for-6 on the game-winning drive, which was capped by a 6-yard touchdown run by Ahmad Bradshaw. If the Pats had come away with the victory, there is no doubt that Brady would have taken home his third Super Bowl MVP trophy. He went 27-for-41 for 276 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and at one point completed a Super Bowl-record 16 straight passes. Instead, Manning takes home his second Super Bowl MVP trophy.

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