Giants 21 - 17 Patriots
The game's MVP - Eli Manning - gave a flawless performance, which 'approached perfection' and saw a final quarter that secured the Giants' second Super Bowl win against the Patriots.
But this was a team game, as the MVP points out:
'This isn't about one person. This is about a team coming together, getting this win. I'm just proud of our guys, proud of the team and how we fought all year. Never discouraged, kept their fair and kept their confidence and just fought to the very end'
Another reminder of how important team work is. But a team also needs a strong leader. Irish American Giants' coach, Tom Coughlin brought the team together Saturday night. He showed them a highlight reel of their season so far, and inspired them with a rousing speech, which got the team all fired up for their showdown on Sunday.
'It was very passionate. It was hard to go to sleep after a speech like that... You could tell it was from the heart'
- Justin Tuck, No. 91, Defensive End, Giants
His speech was one that could have come straight from 1691, and could be directed at The Wild Geese. Coughlin says:
'We just kept pounding away on those themes - persevere until victory is ours, you got to believe, all things are possible for those who believe. We never changed our approach, never changed our style'
This message is timeless, and this past weekend, propelled the Giants to victory once again.