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Super Bowl 2012 Final Score: New York Giants Are Super Bowl Champs With 21-17 Win

After a hard fought and immensely entertaining game, the New York Giants are your Super Bowl Champions for 2012.

The first quarter was all Giants, with a safety from Tom Brady on his first pass play of the game and a Victor Cruz touchdown coming from Eli Manning as the time ticked away. The second quarter saw far more action on the Patriots side of things, as they got a field goal and some perfect play by Tom Brady leading to a late TD and a 10-9 lead going into halftime.

The third quarter featured a quick Aaron Hernandez touchdown to put it at 17-9 for the Patriots, but two straight field goals for Lawrence Tynes made it close once again going into the fourth.

The Giants scored a very late TD thanks to Ahmad Bradshaw with less than a minute remaining in the match, giving Brady a one minute drill to try and bring his Patriots back. Unfortunately, two straight drops and a Justin Tuck sack destroyed the Pats final chances.

This is the Giants fourth Super Bowl victory, and the Patriots fourth Super Bowl loss in their seventh try.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.