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Now arriving in Indianapolis, the host for Super Bowl XLVI, I am hearing a lot between the Patriots and Giants, there are numerous storylines at play. Certainly, there is more on the line in this game than a mere paycheck. . Travel · Finds · Wellness · Relationships · Money · Home & Living · Work/Life. New York Giants win Super Bowl XLVI after close-fought game was played in – yet the Giants quarterback rejected the notion . try to make The Guardian sustainable by deepening our relationship with our readers. The New York Giants and the New England Patriots will meet today in Indianapolis for Super Bowl And for so many Americans, this is almost the biggest.
The Giants defeated the No. Eli Manning threw for yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions, while the Giants defense shut down the Falcons, the only Atlanta points coming from a safety given up by Manning's intentional grounding penalty in his end zone.
The Giants then moved on to face the No. The Giants never trailed in the game, winning 37— One of the key plays in the game was a Hail Mary pass by Manning to Hakeem Nicksgiving New York a 20—10 lead at the end of the first half. As they did to MVP Tom Brady the Patriots' record-breaking offensethe Giants generated significant pressure on Packers quarterback and season MVP Aaron Rodgerssacking him four times and disrupting his talented receiving corps.
This was the first time in NFL history a 15—1 team failed to make it past the divisional round in the playoffs. The Giants then faced the No. After a series of defensive standoffs in the fourth quarter, the game went into overtime. Both teams continued to struggle on offense, until New York linebacker Jacquian Williams stripped the ball from San Francisco wide receiver Kyle Williams after a punt return.
The Giants recovered the ball at the 49ers yard line, setting up a yard field goal attempt by Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes. Unlike Cundiff earlier that day, Tynes' kick was successful, giving the Giants a 20—17 victory.
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In the divisional round, the Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos 45— The Patriots dominated the game throughout, setting new franchise postseason records for total yardspoints 45and margin of victory Tom Brady completed 18 of 25 passes for yards and a postseason record five touchdowns in the first half. The Patriots defense had a breakout performance: Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was held to just 9 of 26 completions and was sacked five times.
Brady was out-dueled by Ravens quarterback Joe Flaccowho threw for more yards and touchdowns on the same number of completions and attempts. Nevertheless, New England managed to take a 23—20 lead in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Brady. But the Patriots managed to hold them there, with cornerback Sterling Moore breaking up two consecutive Ravens pass attempts in the red zone, including one in the end zone.
Facing fourth down, Baltimore attempted a yard field goal by kicker Billy Cundiff that would tie the game and possibly bring it to overtime.
Did not," said the offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie when asked afterwards if there had been any instruction in the huddle before the play about staying out of the endzone. The head coach Tom Coughlin admitted to conflicting emotions.
In the end, it did not matter. With just one time out left, the Patriots were unable to engineer a response, the game ending on a desperate heave from Tom Brady into the endzone that would fall incomplete. Manning once again found himself named as the game's Most Valuable Player, not that he himself was buying the hype.
Brady has also been the great rival of Eli's older brother and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton — whose home stadium this game was played in — yet the Giants quarterback rejected the notion that this had been his success.
That's what I'm proud of. That's all that matters. The only important thing is for this organisation — the Giants, these guys that are on the team, the coaches — [to have] an opportunity to say 'We are the world champions'. That is the story. I'm very thankful and very grateful for the opportunity that I've had as a head coach of the New York Giants. For David Tyree you can substitute Mario Manningham, who showed startling body control as he dived to pull in a yard pass down the left sideline while being hit by the New England safety Patrick Chung.
It is a catch that will be replayed and replayed — perhaps only to be rivalled only by the also stunning drop by New England's Wes Welker on the previous drive. Then again, the start to this game was not without its surprises. Bookmakers had variously rated the possibility of the first score of the game being a safety at anywhere upwards ofbut the odds on one arriving in this manner would have been many times higher still.
On the Patriots' first offensive play of the game, Tom Brady dropped back to pass but quickly found himself under pressure from the Giants' Justin Tuck.
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Although he launched the ball downfield before the defensive end could reach him, there were no receivers in the vicinity of the pass. The flag came down immediately for intentional grounding. With Brady standing in the endzone at the point of release, that meant a safety had to be awarded. If it seemed unthinkable that a quarterback as experienced as Brady would make such an avoidable mistake, then New York's next score came on the back of an even more costly Patriots penalty.
The Super Bowl has an enormous effect on secondary markets as well. Indy income While many suggest that the Super Bowl will provide a boon to the local Indianapolis economy - and the prestige of hosting the Super Bowl cannot be underestimated - the bottom line results are hard to accurately assess. Although there will be additional temporary seating, the seating capacity of 68, will be one of the five smallest venues to host a Super Bowl, and the amount of seats will pale in comparison to last year's number - and seating fiasco - in Dallas.
Tickets on the secondary market remain steep. Good and bad of Indy Despite the non-sexy locale, the reviews of Indianapolis have been strong, certainly aided by the unseasonably warm weather especially compared to the once-in-a-lifetime freeze in Dallas last year.
The downtown area is highly concentrated and easy to traverse while hosting more than restaurants and bars within two miles of Lucas Oil Stadium.
The one complaint appears to be with the scarcity of hotel rooms, especially downtown. The 6, downtown hotel rooms have sold out - mostly to the NFL, its business partners, and the media - and less exclusive hotels with rooms still available nearly an hour away from the city require 4-night minimums and are charging premiums upwards of seven times typical rates.