The New York Giants pulled off one of the greatest upsets in Super Bowl history last night, beating the previously undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 in Scottsdale, Arizona. With the win, the Giants finished the season with an NFL record 11 straight road victories, a feat that will probably go unbroken for many many years.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning won the Super Bowl MVP, one year removed from his older brother Peyton taking home the award.
Tom Brady was anything but perfect, struggling throughout the game because of the aggressive pass rush by the Giants, which showed one of the best defensive efforts seen in the Super Bowl since the last time they were there and faced the much heralded Baltimore Ravens, who won 34-7.
In a classic move by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, the coach ran out to congratulate Giants coach Tom Coughlin on the victory, despite one second left on the clock. According to NFL officials, the last second must be played, even if both sides agree to finish early. As such, Belichick congratulated Coughlin and ran into the locker room before the final snap could be completed.
With the loss, the Patriots will go down as the best team never to win a Super Bowl, finishing the season with an impressive 18-1 record.