Mr. Perfect? It's Eli Manning As Giants Stun Patriots to Squash Undefeated Season
By Eddie Pells
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Associated Press) -- Oh well, nobody's perfect. Except maybe for Eli Manning.
A masterful magician when the stakes were highest, Manning engineered one of the best drives in Super Bowl history Sunday to help the New York Giants squash the New England Patriots' run at history-making perfection with a 17-14 victory.
Manning led the Giants 83 yards in just under two minutes, capping it with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left, to win what easily could go down as the best Super Bowl ever.
It was a scintillating closing chapter to a crazy week that seemed to have everything.
America loves an underdog, and the Giants, with their stirring victory, etched themselves as one of the best this game _ or any sport _ has ever seen.
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