Giants spoil Patriots' season

It wasn't pretty, but the Patriots held on to complete their perfect season.

Updated: February 3, 2008, 11:00 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There was a palpable expectation of history here on chilly night in the Arizona desert. Super Bowl XLII delivered on that score, but history of a different sort was made Sunday.

The Giants, 12-point underdogs, ruined the New England Patriots' quest for a perfect season. New York, which lost six of 16 games during the regular season, prevailed 17-14 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Quarterback Eli Manning, the game's MVP, lofted a regal, ...

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