Super Bowl in Photos: Giants Beat Patriots, 21-17

Take a look at some of the most exciting moments from Super Bowl XLVI.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts in the closing minutes of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. The Giants won 21-17. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates after the Giants defeated the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI.
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Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots kicks off to the New York Giants to start Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Early in the first quarter, Brady made the first big mistake of the game. Five yards into his own endzone and feeling the pressure of the Giants feared pass rush, Brady heaved the ball downfield -- with no Patriots receivers within 15 yards.
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Justin Tuck applied the pressure the forced Brady's errant throw. The officials called it pass interference, giving the Giants a safety and two points.
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Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants catches an 18-yard pass from Eli Manning in the first quarter of Super Bowl
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Manning hit Victor Cruz with a two-yard touchdown pass with 3:29 left in the first quarter, giving the Giants a 9-point lead.
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Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants hauls in the touchdown against Jerod Mayo #51 and James Ihedigbo #44 of the New England Patriots.
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Injuries impacted both teams early in the game. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, normally a key cog in the Patriots offense, had little impact for New England.
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For the Giants, tight end Travis Beckham left the game in the second quarter with a torn right ACL.
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At the close of the first half, Brady capped a 96-yard touchdown drive with a 4-yard pass to Danny Woodhead. That
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That drive tied the longest drive in Super Bowl history and gave the Patriots a 1-point halftime lead.
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At the start of the second, he finished the 79-yard drive with a 12-yard pass to tight end Aaron Hernandez.
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In the fourth quarter Manning completed five of six passes for 74 yards on the drive,
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Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham hauls in a 38-yard catch on the sideline, a key pass in the Giants game-winning drive.
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The fourth quarter has long been Manning's specialty. This year, he threw an NFL record 15 fourth-quarter touchdowns, and led the Giants to a franchise record six fourth-quarter comeback wins in the regular season.
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Ahmad Bradshaw finished the drive with a six-yard touchdown run when the Patriots defense appeared to let him score.
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Manning and the New York Giants continued their magical run with a 21-17 victory in Super Bowl XLVI.
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New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski, right, celebrates with a teammate after the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. The Giants won 21-17. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Two New Yorkers celebrated the Giants' win with a kiss in Times Square Sunday night.
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At a bar in Boston, the mood was either stunned or dour, at least for Patriots fans Kerry Harrington and Sara Laporte.
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Eli Manning, caught in the post-game crush of congratulators, was elated to have led his team to another Super Bowl win over New England.
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So was Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie.
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Giants guard Tony Ugoh high-fived fans right after the victory.
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Back in Times Square, a sea of Giants fans hoisted a homemade tin-foil trophy.
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Back in Indianapolis, the Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin clutched the real thing.
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And Eli Manning, who took much of the credit for the resounding win, hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy high.
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