Indianapolis, IN – Game MVP Eli Manning led an 88-yard, go-ahead touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter, and the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. The victory was the New York franchise’s fourth Super Bowl title, and its second in five years.
Two thrilling conference championship games produced a Super Bowl pairing: the New England Patriots will face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. Here’s a recap of all of Sunday’s NFL action:
The New York Giants were the only road team to win in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs this weekend.
Meanwhile, San Francisco and New England won the right to host their conference’s championship game next Sunday. Here’s a recap of all of this weekend’s NFL action:
The Giants beat the Cowboys to win the NFC East, while the Bengals and Broncos lost, but received help from other teams to slip into the last remaining AFC playoff spots. The playoffs are scheduled to begin next Saturday, when Cincinnati travels to Houston and New Orleans hosts Detroit.
San Francisco 20 – Pittsburgh 3
A gimpy Ben Roethlisberger committed four turnovers, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-3 on Monday night. The game was delayed twice due to power outages at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.The first power failure came prior to kickoff and delayed the game by 20 minutes. The second outage hit at 12:13 of the second quarter. Play resumed 15
Philip Rivers threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-14 on Monday night. The victory snapped a six-game losing streak for San Diego (5-7). Rivers completed 22 of 28 passes, including touchdowns to Vincent Brown and Vincent Jackson in the last 1:26 of the first half, after Jacksonville (3-9) had taken a 14-10 lead on Blaine Gabbert’s 5-
LSU is in the national championship game, and Oklahoma State certainly made a strong case that they should be there as well. Now its up to the poll voters and the BCS computers to decide whether the Cowboys will get a shot at former coach Les Miles, or if the Tigers will indeed have a rematch with Alabama.