The NYDaily News reports:
NY GIANTS 21, PATRIOTS 17
Four years ago, John Mara stood on a podium in a swirl of confetti after witnessing what he called “the greatest victory in the history of this franchise.” He was sure it was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Then, on Sunday night, it happened all over again.
History repeated itself in incredible fashion as the Giants rode another amazing fourth-quarter comeback by Eli Manning to win their second Super Bowl championship in four years. They beat the New England Patriots, again, in Super Bowl XLVI on an Ahmad Bradshaw touchdown with 57 seconds remaining, this time 21-17.
Then they withstood a final, desperate pass by Tom Brady, again, to hang on to a heart-stopping win.
“To get one Super Bowl win in the manner that we got it four years ago usually lasts a whole career,” Mara said from under another storm of confetti. “But to get two of these? It is beyond description. It really is.”
Getting two in five seasons against the same rivals — a team with three Super Bowl rings of its own — is amazing enough, but they did it by nearly duplicated their miraculous championship run from 2007, right down to the final, nerve-wracking drive.