INDIANAPOLIS -- Following the Giants' 21-17 win in Super Bowl XLVI, running back Brandon Jacobs made it clear he thought the Patriots' reign has come to an end.

"We decapitated them," he said. "They can't wear that crown no more."

The Giants running back rushed for 37 yards on nine attempts, but it was teammate Ahmad Bradshaw who ran in for the game-winning touchdown. When that happened, Jacobs was confident his team sealed a Super Bowl victory.

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's a catch that will go down in Giants lore alongside the Super Bowl XLII reception by David Tyree. Mario Manningham hauled in a 38-yard pass while tiptoeing on the left sideline to begin the game-winning drive of Super Bowl XLVI. 

Manningham caught the ball and managed to get both feet down before being pushed out of bounds by Patrick Chung at midfield. 

"When [officials] were on the sideline [indicating good catch], I finally realized we might win this," Manningham said. 

After the Patriots' 21-17 loss in Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night, New England tight end Rob Gronkowski talked about his injured left ankle, saying that the high ankle sprain wasn't a factor.

"I was out there with the team. I was 100 percent," he said. "I was going full-go out there and doing everything I could."

Gronkowski appeared to be somewhat limited, catching just two balls for 26 yards while wearing what appeared to be significant support around the ankle. Still, he insisted after the loss that the ailment wasn't a factor.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night after leading his team to 21-17 win over the Patriots. It is Manning's second Super Bowl MVP. For winning the award he received a Chevrolet Corvette convertible.

The New York QB went 30-for-40 for 296 yards and a touchdown. Manning highlighted his performance by marching the Giants down the field for a nine-play, 88-yard touchdown drive that was finished off by an Ahmad Bradshaw 6-yard TD run with 57 seconds remaining in the game.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ahmad Bradshaw scored on 6-yard run up the middle with 57 seconds remaining as the Giants once again crushed the Super Bowl dreams of the Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Patriots allowed Bradshaw to score to give Tom Brady time to march down the field for a chance to come back. The Patriots converted a fourth-and-16 but could not get the game-winning score as a Hail Mary in the end zone fell incomplete. 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Running back Kevin Faulk will not be active for Sunday's Super Bowl while offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer is active for the first time since breaking his right foot against the Eagles on Nov. 27. Also active and returning to action is wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who was inactive for the AFC championship in the wake of his father's funeral. 

The full list of Patriots inactives for Super Bowl XLVI includes QB Ryan Mallett, Faulk, RB Shane Vereen, LB Gary Guyton, OL Donald Thomas, OL Nick McDonald and DL Ron Brace. 

While the Patriots' decision to release wide receiver Tiquan Underwood on the eve of the Super Bowl raised eyebrows, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN (via twitter), Underwood will receive a full Super Bowl share.

As Schefter explained: CBA says any player active for 8 games still entitled to full SB share. So Tiquan Underwood will receive his SB money and ring, if Pats win.

A full winner's share is $88,000, while the losing team shares will be $44,000.

In a history-making year for quarterbacks, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named NFL MVP, winning 48 of 50 votes in balloting conducted by The Associated Press. The other two votes went to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, while Patriots QB Tom Brady's own historic season did not garner a single vote.

The Patriots announced Saturday that rookie defensive end Alex Silvestro has been signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. In addition, they have released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood.

Curtis Martin, a third-round pick of the Patriots in 1995 who would go on to become the fourth leading rusher in NFL history, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Martin, the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history with 14,101 yards (trailing only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders), topped 1,000 yards in each of his first 10 seasons, and was a five-time All-Pro. Martin, who was NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1995, left New England to go to the Jets in 1998, ended up playing 11 years in the NFL.