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Giants win Super Bowl XLVI

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Coach Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants are crowned champions again after a victory over the New England Patriots.

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Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI 21-17 Over New England Patriots

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It was a classic in the score far moreso than the play on the field.

To put the Giants' 21-17 win in Super Bowl XLVI over New England as something epic is misguided. But they still won it. It was their fourth championship, and incidentally, New England's fourth Super Bowl loss.

An uneven and bizarre season came to a close in a way more fitting with the past than with the future. In the supposed Year of the Quarterback (thank you, ESPN), neither quarterback played particularly well through four quarters, and it was lesser heralded guys who won it for New York, and lost it for New England.

Mario Manningham looked lazy in trying to get his feet down on what should have been a reception in the third quarter. In the fourth, he made the best Super Bowl catch since Santonio at the back pylon in Super Bowl XLIII, helping out eventual game MVP Eli Manning.

Conversely, Wes Welker, who led the league in catches this year, and Aaron Hernandez, who played very well in the more-or-less absence of TE Rob Gronkowski, dropped good passes from Patriots QB Tom Brady on their series - not to mention former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch.

Neither offense looked particularly sharp, and perhaps that's an issue of coaching. The Giants managed to win the game despite examples of poor clock management. No coaching flub was bigger, though, than the obvious lack of foresight that the Patriots would allow the Giants to score from six yards out. Bradshaw ran to about the one-foot line before realizing no one was going to tackle him, and it appeared he was too far along to stop and fall down at the one, which would have allowed the Giants to force the Patriots to use their final timeout.

Instead, Bradshaw scored, giving the Patriots a timeout and 57 seconds to try to make something happen.

They nearly did, too.

Brady heaved a prayer from midfield on a play in which Gronkowski was trailing in an effort to scoop up any deflections. The deflection came, and it appeared Gronkowski could have gotten to the ball.

Maybe that's what high ankle sprains do to your quickness. Or your offense. The Patriots struggled outside dominating drives at the end of the first half and the start of the second. They put two touchdowns on the board in that time, but only three points otherwise.

The biggest missed opportunity the Patriots had was in the fourth quarter, holding onto a 17-12 lead. Brady was working the ball down the field, but poor throws forced a punt that gave Manning the ball back with time to score.

That's Eli Manning, the new clutch QB of the NFL.

He took his team down for the eventual game-winning touchdown.

There's no longer an issue between the Giants and the Patriots dating back from 2007. Manning has established himself as today's 4th quarter quarterback.

Brady's got no bones on that.



Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 5th – Super Bowl XLVI Edition

Unless you were working all day or hiding under a rock on Saturday, you likely know by now that Dermontti Dawson and Jack Butler were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2012. If you missed the interviews with each that followed on the NFL Network, you can see the Dawson interview here and the Butler interview here. Butler still seems razor sharp for his age and I can't wait to hear his induction speech later this Sunday.

The "NFL GameDay Morning" crew shared their disappointment on the finalist they thought were snubbed yesterday by the election committee.

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Agree to Disagree – Super Bowl XLVI

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After a little time away, the guys get back at it with topics that include how the Ravens might react to coming up short in the playoffs once again, who is the better of the brothers Manning, and which team will win Super Bowl XLVI.

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Downy Super Bowl XLVI Ad Featuring Mean Joe Greene

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Steelers Hall of Famer Joe Greene is in an ad this year for the Super Bowl. You can see the ad above, and read about it below. Should be good to see on Super Bowl Sunday.

“Mean Joe Greene” The four-time Super Bowl champion (Pittsburgh Steelers) appears in a redux of his classic Coca-Cola commercial, in which a kid tosses “Mean” Joe his bottle of Coke to help the athlete ease his pain, and Joe responds by tossing the kid his game-worn jersey. Here, comedian Amy Sedaris plays the role of the kid, but instead of pain seeks to ease the stink of his game-worn jersey with a bottle of Downy Unstopables. Greene tosses Sedaris his jersey as a thank-you gesture, but she gives it a sniff and tosses it back.

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SUPER BOWL XLVI: Catch these ‘sticky’ gloves

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If the Super Bowl comes down to a key catch by Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots or Victor Cruz of the New York Giants, they'll have more than merely their hands to thank. Those two players, like plenty of NFL tight ends and wide receivers, wear "sticky" gloves made with a rubbery material on the palms to help hold onto a football.

Source: post-gazette.com - Steelers/NFL

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SUPER BOWL XLVI: Catch these ‘sticky’ gloves

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If the Super Bowl comes down to a key catch by Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots or Victor Cruz of the New York Giants, they'll have more than merely their hands to thank. Those two players, like plenty of NFL tight ends and wide receivers, wear "sticky" gloves made with a rubbery material on the palms to help hold onto a football.

Source: post-gazette.com - Steelers/NFL

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Patriots and Giants to Square Off in Super Bowl XLVI

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Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes drilled a 31-yard field goal in overtime to defeat host San Francisco in the NFC Championship. With that, Rex Ryan feels the Jets are still the better team in New York.

What seemed like 12 hours earlier, Billy Cundiff blew a 32-yard field goal attempt, giving New England a win in the AFC Championship.

The rematch of one of the greatest football games ever played, the Giants victory in Super Bowl XLII, is set for two weeks from today in Indianapolis.

A less-than-stellar performance from Patriots QB Tom Brady will likely install the Giants as the favorites, particularly considering Giants QB Eli Manning was given perhaps the most savage beating a passer has ever taken in a conference championship game, and he still made throws to put his team in a position to win.

(Update: New England goes into the start of Hype Week as 3 point favorites)

The Giants defeated the Packers in Green Bay in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl in 2007.

The Patriots survived a Ravens team that did enough to win, but didn't make the plays necessary down the stretch to pull off the upset. Against what was perceived to be a tough run defense, the Patriots rushed for two touchdowns, uncharacteristic of a team that dominated in the air through the season.

It looks to be an intriguing match-up, similar but less explosive than their previous Super Bowl meeting. The Giants look stronger offensively than they were then, but the Patriots lack the big-play threats they had in their 18-1 season.

New York defeated the Patriots 24-20 in Week 9 of the 2011 season. Manning drove the Giants 80 yards in 1:21, hitting TE Jake Ballard from 1 yard out to clinch the win.



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