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- Tom Brady laughed when Plaxico Burress predicted a 21-17 Super Bowl win four years ago. Turns out he was right.

- All week, we heard that Vince Wilfork was going to dominate the Giants' O-line. So much for that. Credit the Giants' offensive line for shutting down this enormous man, and the Giants' coaches for scheming to take away the Patriots' biggest defensive weapon. Aside from the questionable holding call he drew on Boothe, Wilfork was invisible. For a guy who weighs 350 pounds, that's pretty impressive.

- All three Giants wide receivers played equally important roles in this win. With the Patriots doing everything they could to take away Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks stepped up with 10 catches and over 100 yards, and Manningham made the catch of the game and topped 70 yards. But back to Cruz: what would you have said if I told you in the pre-season that Bill Belichick would scheme up a defense to stop Victor Cruz in the Super Bowl? It's been an incredible journey for Cruz, and being feared by Belichick is a high honor. To his credit, he still chipped in 25 yards and a touchdown. And a salsa dance.

Tags: giants, New York Giants, patriots, Standard, recap, super bowl 46
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By now, you?ve probably read every breakdown possible of Sunday?s win. If you?re like me, you basked in the glow Sunday night and let the party continue through the parade/rally and possibly through the rest of the work week.

It was a thing of beauty in my eyes, to be present at MetLife stadium on Tuesday with thousands of other Giants fanatics that played grownup hooky to be a part of Big Blue?s 4TH Super Bowl Title. But for a brief moment, my attention was diverted from the glory of the present and redirected to a cold Saturday night 6 years ago.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Chase Blackburn, Eli Manning, Jake Ballard, Jermichael Finley, New York Giants, super bowl 46, Travis Beckum
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Lost in the excitement of huge nights from guys like Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Justin Tuck were some key performances by some less heralded guys, without which, the outcome may not have been so super.

Steve Weatherford

The punter is never going to get much publicity, but Weatherford was arguably one of the five most important Giants players in this game. His coffin-corner punting was Jeff Feagles-esque, and after nearly making the Super Bowl the past two seasons, he may have had his best career game last night, pinning the Patriots inside of the 20-yard line three times.

Tags: giants, New York Giants, recap, super bowl 46, unsung heroes
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Where to begin with Eli Manning? The guy has been this team's MVP, hands down, and his development from just one season ago is incredible. He set the NFL record with 15 fourth quarter touchdowns, and has carried his offense with his clutch play. What has become Manning's calling card is his ability to extend plays by sliding around in the pocket, avoiding sacks and finding an open receiver. Whereas in past seasons, fans would cringe when Eli flicked a dump off pass to a running back while in the clutches of an opposing lineman, now it's just one of many ways that Eli has raised his game. He may never truly be in a class with Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady, but there's no shame in that. He's the best quarterback this franchise has ever seen, and that's pretty damn special.

Tags: Eli Manning, New York Giants, Standard, quarter backs, super bowl 46, Tom Brady
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