Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 2/6/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Tom Coughlin, head coach of the New York Giants, reacts during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium on December 13, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS — Giants coach Tom Coughlin joked that he only got about 15 minutes of sleep last night and the same was probably true for quarterback Eli Manning. But that didn’t seem to matter, as both were riding the adrenaline from their 21-17 Super Bowl victory over the Patriots at this morning’s press conference. Even amid the euphoria of a second Super Bowl title, Coughlin took time to voice his respect for the Patriots. “The New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, an exceptional football coach and a great game,” Coughlin said. “These games are always this way. Last minute, fourth quarter – we talk an awful lot throughout finish, finish, finish, and the young man who won the MVP (Manning) certainly put our team on his back many, many times, and we finished in the fourth quarter with some kind of a score that would allow us to eventually win the game.” Last night was the second time in four years that the Giants had outlasted the Patriots in a tight Super Bowl. The teams have also...
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