Super Bowl

Season 42 Episode 1

Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots

Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Feb 03, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Final Score
      New York Giants 17
      New England Patriots 14

    • New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning was named Super Bowl XLII MVP.

    • Coaching Staffs
      New York Giants
      Tom Coughlin (Head Coach) (1-0 in Super Bowls)
      Jon Berger (Senior Director of Football Information)
      Bonnie Campbell (Assistant to Coaching Staff)
      Andre Curtis (Defensive Quality Control)
      Dave DeGuglielmo (Assistant Offensive Line)
      Pat Flaherty (Offensive Line)
      Kevin Gilbride (Offensive Coordinator)
      Peter Giunta (Secondary / Cornerbacks)
      Jerald Ingram (Running Backs)
      Kim Kolbe (Assistant to Head Coach)
      Thomas McGaughey (Assistant Special Teams)
      David Merritt (Secondary / Safeties)
      Chris Palmer (Quarterbacks)
      Jerry Palmieri (Strength & Conditioning)
      Markus Paul (Assistant Strength & Conditioning)
      Michael Pope (Tight Ends)
      Chris Pridy (Coaches Assistant)
      Tom Quinn (Special Teams Coordinator)
      Sean Ryan (Offensive Quality Control)
      Bill Sheridan (Linebackers)
      Steve Spagnuolo (Defensive Coordinator)
      Mike Sullivan (Wide Receivers)
      Mike Waufle (Defensive Line)

      New England Patriots
      Bill Belichick (Head Coach) (3-1 in Super Bowls)
      Nick Caserio (Wide Receivers)
      Joel Collier (Secondary Don)
      Davis (Assistant Strength & Conditioning)
      Ivan Fears (Running Backs)
      Pepper Johnson (Defensive Line)
      Pete Mangurian (Tight Ends)
      Josh McDaniels (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
      Harold Nash (Assistant Strength & Conditioning)
      Matt Patricia (Linebackers)
      Dean Pees (Defensive Coordinator)
      Dante Scarnecchia (Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line)
      Brad Seely (Special Teams)
      Mike Woicik (Strength & Conditioning)
      Kevin Bickers (Coaching Assistant)
      Josh Boyer (Coaching Assistant)
      Bill O'Brien (Coaching Assistant)

    • Path to the Super Bowl
      New York Giants
      NFC Wild Card (10-6)
      Wild Card Round: defeated NFC South Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-14
      Divisional Playoff: defeated NFC East Champion Dallas Cowboys 21-17.
      Championship Game: defeated NFC Central Champion Green Bay Packers 23-20 (OT)

      New England Patriots
      AFC East Champions (16-0)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated Wild Card Jacksonville Jaguars 31-20
      Championship Game: defeated AFC West Champion San Diego Chargers 21-12.

    • The victory improved the New York Giants' franchise Super Bowl record to 3-1.
      The loss dropped the New England Patriots' franchise Super Bowl record to 3-3.

    • The coin toss was performed by Craig Walsh, the son of the late Bill Walsh), who was joined on the field by Ronnie Lott, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young. New York called Tails and won the toss. They elected to receive.

    • The New York Giants received a winner's share of $78,000. The New England Patriots received a loser's share of $40,000.

    • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $2,700,000.

    • The face value of Super Bowl XLII tickets was $900 and $700.

    • New England was designated the home team for Super Bowl XLII. They wore blue jerseys and silver pants while New York wore white jerseys and silver pants.

    • The New England Patriots were 12 point favorites. Only the Baltimore Colts lost as a larger favorite. They were favored by 18 in Super Bowl III, which they lost 16-7 to the New York Jets.

    • Eli Manning's brother, Indianapolis Colts quarterback and reigning Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning, was at the game.

    • Jordin Sparks, who sang the National Anthem, lived in Glendale, Arizona where this game took place.

    • Wes Welker (Receiver, New England Patriots) broke the Super Bowl record for receptions with 11. The previous record was 10 catches.

    • Bill Belichick (Coach, New England Patriots), walked off the field and into the locker rooms when there was still 1 second left on the clock.

    • New York's 16-play, 63-yard drive lasting 9:59 marked the most plays in the opening drive of a Super Bowl. The drive with a 23-yard field goal.

    • On February 6th, 2007, the NFL and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Commitee came up with the slogan of Super Bowl XLII: "Who Wants It More?". The mascot was also created, which was an anthropomorphized football with sunglasses and sneakers named Spike the Super Ball.

    • This is the first Super Bowl played on a retractable natural-grass field. It is the second Super Bowl played in a retractable roof stadium. The first was Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

  • Quotes

    • New York Defensive End Michael Strahan: That's Eli Manning, champion. Not Peyton's little brother. Not Eli, who slumps. None of that. Eli Manning is the world champion. I hope everybody remembers that, respects that,understands that because this team goes nowhere without him.

    • New England Coach Bill Belichick: They made some plays. We made some plays. They just made a few more. We played as hard as we could. We just couldn't make enough plays.

    • New York Defensive End Justin Tuck: You could have given that MVP to a lot of guys. Eli (Manning) did a great job, and he's very deserving of it. But you could have gone a lot of ways with that.

  • Notes

    • Super Bowl XLII Entertainment:
      Pregame: Alicia Keys
      Anthem: Jordin Sparks (ASL performed by A Dreamer (of Phoenix College))
      Half Time: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (produced by Don Mischer Productions and White Cherry Entertainment)

      Half Time Program: American Girl, I Won't Back Down, Free Fallin' and Runnin' Down a Dream.

    • Referee: Mike Carey (94)
      Umpire: Tony Michalek (115)
      Head Linesman: Gary Slaughter (30)
      Line Judge: Carl Johnson (101)
      Field Judge: Boris Cheek (41)
      Side Judge: Larry Rose (128)
      Back Judge: Scott Helverson (93)

      Replay Official: Ken Baker
      Video Operator: Jim Grant

    • According the official super bowl website, this was the most watched super bowl ever, with 97.5 million viewers.

    • Super Bowl Rosters
      New York Giants
      #93 Jay Alford (DT)
      #57 Chase Blackburn (LB)
      #77 Kevin Boothe (G)
      #89 Kevin Boss (TE) *
      #44 Ahmad Bradshaw (RB)
      #17 Plaxico Burress (WR) *
      #37 James Butler (SS) *
      #96 Barry Cofield (LDT) *
      #52 Tank Daniels (LB)
      #51 Zak DeOssie (LB)
      #66 David Diehl (LT) *
      #35 Kevin Dockery (CB)
      #22 Reuben Droughns (RB)
      #18 Jeff Feagles (P)
      #39 Madison Hedgecock (FB)
      #87 Domenik Hixon (WR)
      #27 Brandon Jacobs (RB) *
      #43 Michael Johnson (S)
      #29 Sam Madison (CB)
      #10 Eli Manning (QB) *
      #88 Michael Matthews (TE) *
      #67 Kareem McKenzie (RT) *
      #25 R.W. McQuarters (CB)
      #55 Kawika Mitchell (ROLB) *
      #60 Shaun O'Hara (C) *
      #58 Antonio Pierce (MLB) *
      #98 Fred Robbins (RDT) *
      #31 Aaron Ross (LCB) *
      #65 Grey Ruegamer (G)
      #69 Rich Seubert (LG) *
      #12 Steve Smith (WR)
      #76 Chris Snee (RG) *
      #92 Michael Strahan (LDE) *
      #71 Dave Tollefson (DE)
      #81 Amani Toomer (WR) *
      #53 Reggie Torbor (LOLB) *
      #91 Justin Tuck (DE)
      #9 Lawrence Tynes (K)
      #85 David Tyree (WR)
      #72 Osi Umenyiora (RDE) *
      #23 Corey Webster (RCB) *
      #79 Guy Whimper (T)
      #59 Gerris Wilkinson (LB)
      #28 Gibril Wilson (FS) *
      #2 Anthony Wright (QB) (DNP)
      #86 Jerome Collins (TE)
      #99 Russell Davis (DE/DT)
      #61 Adam Koets (T)
      #13 Jared Lorenzen (QB)
      #83 Sinorice Moss (WR)
      #33 Geoffrey Pope (CB)
      #26 Danny (DJ) Ware (RB)
      #75 Manuel Wright (DT)

      New England Patriots
      #52 Eric Alexander (LB)
      #23 Willie Andrews (DB)
      #88 Kyle Brady (TE) *
      #12 Tom Brady (QB) *
      #54 Tedy Bruschi (LILB) *
      #16 Matt Cassel (QB) (DNP)
      #38 Kyle Eckel (FB)
      #44 Heath Evans (RB)
      #33 Kevin Faulk (RB)
      #10 Jabar Gaffney (WR)
      #21 Randall Gay (CB)
      #3 Stephen Gostkowski (K)
      #97 Jarvis Green (DL)
      #6 Chris Hanson (P)
      #37 Rodney Harrison (SS) *
      #27 Ellis Hobbs (RCB) *
      #71 Russ Hochstein (G/C)
      #53 Larry Izzo (LB)
      #77 Nick Kaczur (RT) *
      #67 Dan Koppen (C) *
      #72 Matt Light (LT) *
      #70 Logan Mankins (LG) *
      #39 Laurence Maroney (RB) *
      #31 Brandon Meriweather (DB)
      #95 Rashad Moore (DL)
      #81 Randy Moss (WR) *
      #61 Stephen Neal (RG) *
      #68 Ryan O'Callaghan (T)
      #66 Lonie Paxton (LS)
      #22 Asante Samuel (LCB) *
      #36 James Sanders (FS) *
      #55 Junior Seau (RILB) *
      #93 Richard Seymour (RDE) *
      #90 Le Kevin Smith (DL)
      #18 Donte Stallworth (WR)
      #96 Adalius Thomas (ROLB) *
      #41 Ray Ventrone (DB)
      #50 Mike Vrabel (LOLB) *
      #94 Ty Warren (LDE) *
      #15 Kelley Washington (WR)
      #84 Benjamin Watson (TE) *
      #83 Wes Welker (WR) *
      #75 Vince Wilfork (NT) *
      #26 Eugene Wilson (DB)
      #58 Pierre Woods (LB)
      #65 Wesley Britt (T)
      #80 Troy Brown (WR)
      #7 Matt Gutierrez (QB)
      #17 Chad Jackson (WR)
      #82 Stephen Spach (TE)
      #28 Antwain Spann (CB)
      #92 Santonio Thomas (DL)
      #74 Billy Yates (G)

      * Starters
      DNP - Did Not Play

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