- Associated Press - Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Giants have taken the lead with less than a minute left _ but did they leave too much time on the clock for Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Ahmad Bradshaw ran up the middle on second-and-6, and the Patriots parted like the Red Sea and allowed the Giants running back to get into the end zone for a 21-17 lead. Bradshaw appeared to realize what was going on and tried to stop his momentum at the last second, but stumbled into the end zone for a score.

New York was stopped on a 2-point conversion.

Now, it’s Brady’s turn. He’s got 57 seconds and 80 yards to win it.

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Hey, David Tyree. Mario Manningham’s got his own sensational Super Bowl highlight.

The Giants wide receiver made a remarkable grab down the left sideline with 3:39 left and New York trailing 17-15. Eli Manning zipped a long pass toward Manningham, who was in double coverage but caught the 38-yard heave with his fingertips, got both feet down and brought the ball into his chest as he was being hit.

The play was ruled a catch, but New England coach Bill Belichick _ standing right in front of where Manningham landed _ challenged the call.

The officials upheld the call, and the Patriots have to be thinking about Tyree’s incredible helmet-pinning grab on the Giants‘ Super Bowl-winning touchdown drive in Arizona four years ago.

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The Giants are running out of tight ends.

First, Travis Beckum. Now, Jake Ballard.

New York lost their top two tight ends to injuries, with Bear Pascoe the only remaining player at the position.

Beckum tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee early in the second quarter at the Super Bowl. Ballard sprained his left knee in the fourth quarter.

By the way, New England’s big tight end, Rob Gronkowski, has just two catches for 26 yards. His status was uncertain the past two weeks with a high left ankle sprain.

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