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Eli Manning saves his best for last again

INDIANAPOLIS - When Eli Manning and the Giants offense took the field with 3 minutes, 46 seconds left in Super Bowl XLVI, trailing, 17-15, Patriots fans around the world no doubt were sharing similar unpleasant thoughts, either verbally or telepathically: There’s too much time left, they’ve done this to us before, they’re going to do it to us again.

The Patriots defense wasn’t thinking any of those things.

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