INDIANAPOLIS (WFAN/AP) — Eli Manning won his second Super Bowl MVP award Sunday night for leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 comeback victory over the New England Patriots.
Spot-on from beginning to end, Manning went 30 for 40 for 296 yards, with one touchdown pass and zero interceptions. He opened the game by becoming the first quarterback to complete his first nine attempts in a Super Bowl. And he finished his work by directing the nine-play, 88-yard TD drive that put New York ahead with 57 seconds left.
“It’s been a wild game, it’s been a wild season,” said Manning. “We got a great, tough bunch of guys. Guys that never quit, have faith in each other.”
Manning also was the MVP in 2008, when he threw a scoring pass in the final minute to help New York upset New England and ruin the Patriots’ bid for a perfect season.
Manning now is one of only five players in NFL history with multiple Super Bowl MVP awards.
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