Super Bowl XLVI will be Tough to Beat

February 3, 2013 – On paper, today’s Super Bowl game looks like it will be a good one between San Francisco and Baltimore, but the drama of Last year’s game will be difficult to top.  Super Bowl XLVI was a matchup of two east coast teams, the New York Giants and New England Patriots.  On February 5, 2012, quarterback Eli Manning led the Giants’ comeback with a last -minute score to give New York its fourh Super Bowl title.  Super Bowl XLVI was a rematch of the NFL championship game in 2008, when New England came into the game with an unblemished record and were beaten by the Manning-led Giants, which ruined the Pats’ quest for an undefeated season.  In last year’s Super Bowl,  New England led at halftime, 10-9, and they opened the second half with a 79-yard drive and a touchdown pass that gave them an eight-point lead.  The Giants kicked a field goal to narrow the lead to 17-15 with just a little over 30 seconds remaining in the quarter.  The Giants got the ball deep in their own territory with less than four minutes left in the game, and   Manning proceded to complete three passes in a row, and suddenly the Giants were at the Patriots’ 18 yard-line with two minutes remaining in the contest.  Four plays later, Ahmad Bradshaw scampered six yards for a TD with less than a minute left, and New York won the game, 21-17.  Let’s see the Ravens and 49ers outdo that one.  In last year’s game, Manning was on fire from the opening kickoff, completing his first nine passes.  At one point in the game, Tom Brady had completed 16-straight passes, which broke a Super Bowl record.  Manning’s 9-straight was also a record. It was the first time a QB had opened a Super Bowl game with that many completions in a row.


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