New York 17, New England 14
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Az.
- Feb. 3, 2008
Eli Manning, QB, New York
When it comes to perfect endings, Super Bowl
XLII delivered. For drama, excitement, a game living up to the hype -- Eli Manning and the New York Giants really did come through.
A masterful magician when the stakes were highest, Manning engineered one of the best drives in Super Bowl history Sunday to help the Giants squash the New England Patriot's run at history-making perfection with a 17-14 victory.
Manning, the game's MVP, led the Giants 83 yards in just more than two minutes. He capped 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.
Giants receiver David Tyree, right, makes a catch against the Patriots safety Rodney Harrison (37) during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl XLII.
Super Bowl XLII