Who's to blame for Patriots' Super Bowl loss?
Like we said at the top, the Patriots played well enough to win. Maybe it's unfair to criticize them for losing to a Giants team that clearly peaked at the right time. Eli Manning, for one, has proven to be an exceptional passer in the fourth quarter, and he did it again to the Patriots Sunday, leading his team on a nine-play, 88-yard scoring drive in 2:49. Manning was 30 for 40 in the game and was named MVP.