Obama was presented a personalized Super Bowl XLI jersey by quarterback Eli Manning and offered this advice for sportswriters:
"Next time Eli Manning says he's an elite quarterback, you might just want to be quiet," Obama said in a ceremony on the South Lawn.
The team posed for photos inside the White House, took a tour of the West Wing and was introduced after a procession.
It was the Giants second trip to the White House under coach Tom Coughlin. George W. Bush was in office when the team was in Washington, D.C. last in 2008.
Coughlin spoke before Obama's presentation. The military veteran congratulated his team for working together to find success and said, "Wouldn't it be nice if Congress operated the same way?"