02/07/2012 06:45 am ET | Updated Feb 07, 2012

Eli Manning Talks Ahmad Bradshaw's Super Bowl Touchdown on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

Fresh off his victory in Super Bowl XLVI, NY Giants quarterback and MVP Eli Manning stopped by "Late Show With David Letterman" (Weeknights, 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS) where the audience greeted him with a standing ovation.

Manning gave a great insight into a winning quarterback's game plan when he told Letterman about Ahmad Bradshaw's touchdown. At the time, the last thing Manning wanted was to hand the ball to Tom Brady and the Patriots with enough time on the clock for them to score a go-ahead touchdown.

"It was only second down, the Patriots defense was told 'Hey, let 'em score.' ... That way, their offense can get the ball back and possibly go down and score a touchdown and win the game."

As he handed the ball off to Bradshaw, Manning could sense the Patriots defense backing off, "so I told him, 'don't score! Don't score!'" Of course, as everyone knows by now, Bradshaw tried to stop on the one-yard line but his forward momentum just tipped him over the goal line and he scored.

Luckily for Big Blue, it turned out to be the winning touchdown, but an incredulous Letterman joked about the post-game apology: "Sorry coach, I didn't mean to score the touchdown!"

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