We are quite lucky that Eli Manning and NY Giants took the time off the clock that they did on the last scoring drive of SuperBowl XLVI.
If Tom Brady and NE Patriots had another 30-40 seconds it is highly likely that they would have scored a TD. Heck, we should be happy the Hail Mary did not make it. I fit did I am sure it would have been forever remembered as a Hail Myra.
There was a reason why there was consideration on not scoring the TD and letting clock run out to attempt field goal. Our defense is not to be trusted to hold onto the lead even with under a minute left and the oppossing offense buried at their 12. We are lucky that Eli Manning was able to take time off the clock.