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Giants upset undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Giants have defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. The Giants won 17-14 over the Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

This is considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history. The Patriots were huge favorites in the game before the loss.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass against the New England Patriots
Eli Manning throws a pass against the New England Patriots (Getty Images)

New England was trying to become the second team in NFL history to go undefeated on the season. The 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the lone undefeated team in NFL history.

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning went 19 of 34 for 255 yards. He had two touchdown passes and one interception.

Ahmad Bradshaw had nine carries for 45 yards. Amani Toomer had six receptions for 84 yards.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went 29 of 48 for 266 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

Laurence Maroney had 14 carries for 36 yards and a touchdown. Wes Welker had 11 receptions for 103 yards.

The Giants outscored the Patriots 14-7 in the second half. Manning hit David Tyree for a five-yard touchdown reception. Manning also hit Plaxico Burress for a 13-yard touchdown reception.

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Patriots’ Brady hit Randy Moss for a six-yard touchdown reception.

The Patriots led 7-3 at halftime. Maroney scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Giants’ Lawrence Tynes made a 32-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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