I was looking around at articles about the Super Bowl, kinda surveying they aftermath and I found something interesting. It was an article right under my nose on SBNation. Someone was thinking along the lines I was.
I was thinking out fortunate the Giants got a penalty for 12 men on the field after an incompletion in the last seconds of the Super Bowl. It only gave up 5 yards and it used up valuable seconds. The extra defender help in coverage so the pass wasn't completed.
Then I ran across the article below. Rather than talk about it here, I'm going to send you there to see what it says. You come back and give your verdict in the poll and comments below.