Super Bowl

Season 46 Episode 1

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

Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Feb 05, 2012 on CBS
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Super Bowl XLVI - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots

Super Bowl XLVI between the NFC Champion New York Giants and the AFC Champion New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Indiana.
Final Score: New York Giants 21 New England Patriots 17

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  • Eli Manning does it again.

    I look forward to seeing different matchups in the Super Bowl year-to-year. I hate the Lakers/Celtics and after the Texans were eliminated, there were four different Super Bowl scenarios based on who won their respective conference championship games. Obviously, the most dreaded possible, in my opinion, would be the Giants and Patriots again.

    Sure enough, it happened.

    I didn't want to watch the game, but sure enough, the sports fan inside me urged me to watch it from start to finish. I was thinking "Safety, safety" after that first great Giants punt. Sure enough, it happened with an intentional grounding ruling in the end zone. A TD on the next drive for the Giants made it 9-0, NYG. I'm happy.

    But I knew the Pats would make some sort of run. Turned out, the Patriots would go on to score 17 straight to take a 17-9 lead early in the third. The Giants got some field goals that barely went through the uprights from Lawrence Tynes.

    Patriots 17, Giants 15. End of Third.

    In the fourth, when New York stalled in Patriot territory again, I was anxious. 4th and 10, I still wanted them to go for it. When New England got first down after first down, I grew more angry. Finally, the Giants held at their 44, and forced a punt, in which Eli Manning went to work. They did it too quick, though, and ask my dad, I kept yelling about how they're going too fast.

    Sure enough, they were allowed a touchdown with plenty of time for Brady. (0:57) 21-17 after a failed two-point conversion, the Giants made it worse by kicking it into the back of the end zone for a touchback which took no time off the clock.

    The G-Men prevailed, however, after Tom Brady's 50-yard Hail Mary was batted around and soon hit the ground. Eli now claimed his second Super Bowl ring, more than older brother Peyton's one. How long do you think he'll be shoving that into his face?

    My team's are now 4-2 in the Super Bowl since I started watching in 2007.

    Hoping for a new matchup next year, though.moreless
  • Giants vs. Patriots

    It was the rematch 4 years in the making and as much as it pains me to say this, the Patriots lost yet again. They seemed to have this game under control, but perhaps it was poor clock management and they just could not get the last second hail mary, even though they were close.

    Tough loss to swallow, but the Giants were slightly better tonight. If Gronkowski was healthy who knows what would have happened, but the Patriots lose to the Giants again and again fail to win a Super Bowl. Here's to one in 2013 though!moreless
Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick

Pregame Co-Host

Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy

Pregame Analyst

Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison

Pregame Analyst

Hines Ward

Hines Ward

Pregame Analyst

Al Michaels

Al Michaels

Play-By-Play Announcer

Cris Collinsworth

Cris Collinsworth

Color Commentator

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Pregame Analyst

Guest Star

Peter King (II)

Peter King (II)

Pregame Contributor

Guest Star

Mike Florio

Mike Florio

Pregame Contributor

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (15)

    • Final Score:
      New York Giants 21
      New England Patriots 17

    • New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning was named Super Bowl XLVI MVP. It was Manning's second award as he was also named MVP of Super Bowl XLII. He becomes the fifth man to win multiple MVP awards, joining Bart Starr (Super Bowls I and II), Terry Bradshaw (XIII and XIV), Joe Montana (XVI, XIX and XXIV) and Tom Brady (XXXVI and XXXVIII).

    • Coaching Staffs
      New York Giants
      Tom Coughlin (Head Coach) (2-0 in Super Bowls)
      Jack Bicknell, Jr (Assistant Offensive Line Coach)
      Perry Fewell (Defensive Coordinator)
      Pat Flaherty (Offensive Line)
      Kevin Gilbride (Offensive Coordinator)
      Kevin Gilbride Jr. (Offensive Assistant)
      Peter Giunta (Secondary/Corners)
      Jim Herrmann (Linebackers)
      Al Holcomb (Defensive Assistant)
      Jerald Ingram (Running Backs)
      Larry Izzo (Assistant Special Teams)
      David Merritt (Secondary/Safeties)
      Robert Nunn (Defensive Line)
      Jerry Palmieri (Strength and Conditioning)
      Markus Paul (Assistant Strength and Conditioning)
      Mike Pope (Tight Ends)
      Tom Quinn (Special Teams Coordinator)
      Sean Ryan (Wide Receivers)
      Mike Sullivan (Quarterbacks)

      New England Patriots
      Bill Belichick (Head Coach) (3-2 in Super Bowls)
      Josh Boyer (Defensive Backs)
      Moses Cabrera (Assistant Strength and Conditioning)
      Ivan Fears (Running Backs)
      Brian Ferentz (Tight Ends)
      Brian Flores (Defensive Assistant Coach)
      George Godsey (Offensive Assistant)
      Patrick Graham (Linebackers)
      Pepper Johnson (Defensive Line)
      Josh McDaniels (Offensive Assistant)
      Harold Nash (Strength and Conditioning)
      Bill O'Brien (Offensive Coodinator/Quarterbacks)
      Scott O'Brien (Special Teams)
      Chad O'Shea (Wide Receivers)
      Matt Patricia (Safeties)
      Dante Scarnecchia (Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line)

    • Path to the Super Bowl
      New York Giants
      NFC East Champions and #4 seed (9-7)
      Wild Card Round: defeated NFC Wild Card #5 seed Atlanta Falcons 24-2
      Divisional Playoff: defeated NFC North Champion #1 seed Green Bay Packers 37-20
      NFC Championship: defeated NFC West Champion #2 seed San Francisco 49ers 20-17 (OT)

      New England Patriots
      AFC East Champions and #1 seed (13-3)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated AFC West Champion #4 seed Denver Broncos 45-10
      AFC Championship: defeated AFC North Champion #2 seed Baltimore Ravens 23-20

    • The victory improved the New York Giants' franchise Super Bowl record to 4-1.
      The loss dropped the New England Patriots' franchise Super Bowl record to 3-4.

    • The coin toss was performed by newly elected Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, who was joined on the field by fellow Class of 2012 members Jack Butler, Dermonte Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy and Willie Roaf. New York 's Zak DeOssie called tails and lost the toss. New England elected to defer to the second half.

      This was the first time in 15 Super Bowls that the AFC team won the toss, dating back to Super Bowl XXXI, when it was also New England that won the toss.

    • The New York Giants received a winner's share of $88,000. The New England Patriots received a loser's share of $44,000.

    • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $3,500,000.

    • The face value of Super Bowl XLVI tickets was $1,200, $900 and $800.

    • The New England Patriots were 3 point favorites.

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

    • The New England Patriots are the third franchise to appear in seven Super Bowls. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys have each appeared in eight Super Bowls.

    • Super Bowl XLVI marks the fourth time that the same two teams have played other. New York and New England also met in Super Bowl XLII with the Giants winning 17-14. The other three pairs of teams with multiple meetings are the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys (X, XIII and XXX), the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals (XVI and XXIII) and the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills (XXVII and XXVIII).

    • At one point, New England Quarterback Tom Brady completed 16 consecutive passes, breaking Joe Montana's record of 13 set in Super Bowl XXIV against the Denver Broncos.

    • The safety New York scored when Tom Brady was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone for the first safety since Super Bowl XXV, when Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler in the end zone.

      It was the second time that the first score in a Super Bowl was a safety. The other was Super Bowl IX where Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Dwight White sacked Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton in end zone.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • New York Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning: I'm excited to win a championship. I'm excited for my teammates. There are a number of guys, this is their first one. There are some other ones who are getting their second and more, but I'm just excited for them. I'm excited for Coach (Tom) Coughlin, all of the coaches and the Giants organization. This isn't about one person. This is about a team coming together, getting this win. I'm just proud of our guys, proud of the team and how we fought all year. [They] never got discouraged, kept their faith and kept their confidence and just fought to the very end.

      New York Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning: It's been a wild game, a wild season.

      (on the game-winning drive)
      New York Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning: We've had a bunch of them this year. We've had some fourth-quarter comebacks. We'd been in those situations, and we knew that we had no more time left. We had to go down and score, and guys stepped up and made great plays.

    • New England Quarterback Tom Brady: First I'd like to give the Giants a lot of credit. They certainly made the plays when they needed to. That is a very good football team. They put a lot of pressure on us. We just came up a little bit short. I think we had a couple of missed opportunities out there. Every guy in the locker room wishes he could have done a little bit more and maybe the outcome would have been a little bit different. It was a very hard-fought game and we fought until the end. I'm very proud of that. I'd say we just came up a little short.

      New England Quarterback Tom Brady: I'd love to keep coming back to this game and taking a shot. It's better than sitting at home and not playing in this game.

      New England Quarterback Tom Brady: Certainly Eli (Manning) has had a great season. He made some great throws in the fourth quarter, and they deserved to win.

    • New York Coach Tom Coughlin: The greatest feeling in professional sports is to win the Super Bowl.

      (on the game-winning drive)

      New York Coach Tom Coughlin
      : We moved the ball down the field, and Eli (Manning) made some great plays. (Mario) Manningham made a huge play to get us down there. We tried to take a little more time off the clock, but it didn't work that way. Thank God it worked out.

      (on the game-winning drive)

      New York Coach Tom Coughlin: That was quite a drive that he was able to put together. He deserves all the credit in the world, because he really has put his team on his shoulders all year.

    • (on dropping a pass that would have extended a late fourth quarter drive and possibly sealed a victory)
      New England Wide Receiver Wes Welker: (fighting back tears) That's a play I make a thousand times. I just didn't make it. The ball was right there. I've got to make that play. It's a play I've made a thousand times, and at the biggest moment of my life I don't come up with it. It's a play I never drop. Most critical situation, and I let the team down.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Super Bowl Rosters
      New York Giants
      #20 Prince Amukamara (LCB)
      #64 David Baas (C) *
      #85 Jake Ballard (TE) *
      #47 Travis Beckum (TE)
      #95 Rocky Bernard (LDT)
      #93 Chase Blackburn (MLB) *
      #36 Will Blackmon (RCB/KR)
      #59 Michael Boley (RLB) *
      #77 Kevin Boothe (LG) *
      #44 Ahmad Bradshaw (RB) *
      #99 Chris Canty (RDT) *
      #8 David Carr (QB) (DNP)
      #80 Victor Cruz (WR) *
      #51 Zak DeOssie (LS)
      #66 David Diehl (LT) *
      #34 Deon Grant (FS) *
      #45 Henry Hynoski (FB) *
      #27 Brandon Jacobs (RB)
      #12 Jerrel Jernigan (WR/KR)
      #53 Greg Jones (MLB)
      #97 Linval Joseph (LDT) *
      #94 Mathias Kiwanuka (LLB)
      #10 Eli Manning (QB) *
      #82 Mario Manningham (WR)
      #22 Derrick Martin (SS)
      #67 Kareem McKenzie (RT) *
      #88 Hakeem Nicks (WR) *
      #86 Bear Pascoe (TE)
      #55 Spencer Paysinger (LLB)
      #62 Mitch Petrus (LG)
      #21 Kenny Phillips (SS) *
      #90 Jason Pierre-Paul (RDE) *
      #26 Antrel Rolle (FS) *
      #31 Aaron Ross (RCB) *
      #39 Tyler Sash (SS)
      #76 Chris Snee (RG) *
      #15 Devin Thomas (WR)
      #71 Dave Tollefson (LDE)
      #91 Justin Tuck (LDE) *
      #9 Lawrence Tynes (K)
      #70 Tony Ugoh (RT)
      #72 Osi Umenyiora (RDE)
      #28 D.J. Ware (RB)
      #5 Steve Weatherford (P)
      #23 Corey Webster (LCB) *
      #57 Jacquian Williams (LB)
      #13 Ramses Barden (WR)
      #79 James Brewer (T)
      #63 Jim Cordle (C)
      #58 Mark Herzlich (LB)
      #73 Jimmy Kennedy (DT)
      #33 Da'Rel Scott (KR/RB)
      #69 Justin Trattou (DE)

      New England Patriots
      #48 Danny Aiken (C)
      #95 Mark Anderson (RDE)
      #24 Kyle Arrington (RCB) *
      #12 Tom Brady (QB) *
      #84 Deion Branch (WR) *
      #31 Sergio Brown (SS)
      #61 Marcus Cannon (LT)
      #25 Patrick Chung (FS) *
      #63 Dan Connolly (C) *
      #71 Brandon Deaderick (LDE) *
      #11 Julian Edelman (WR/KR)
      #94 Shaun Ellis (LDE)
      #52 Dane Fletcher (MLB)
      #3 Stephen Gostkowski (K)
      #42 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (RB) *
      #87 Rob Gronkowski (TE) *
      #81 Aaron Hernandez (TE) *
      #8 Brian Hoyer (QB) (DNP)
      #44 James Ihedigbo (SS) *
      #23 Nate Jones (LCB)
      #90 Niko Koutouvides (MLB)
      #72 Matt Light (LT) *
      #74 Kyle Love (LDT) *
      #70 Logan Mankins (LG) *
      #51 Jerod Mayo (LILB) *
      #32 Devin McCourty (LCB) *
      #14 Zoltan Mesko (P)
      #27 Antwaun Molden (RCB)
      #29 Sterling Moore (FS)
      #50 Rob Ninkovich (LOLB) *
      #85 Chad Ochocinco (WR)
      #36 Lousaka Polite (FB)
      #22 Stevan Ridley (RB)
      #69 Alex Silvestro (RDE)
      #18 Matthew Slater (WR)
      #77 Nate Solder (RT)
      #55 Brandon Spikes (RILB) *
      #76 Sebastian Vollmer (RT) *
      #98 Gerard Warren (RDT)
      #54 Brian Waters (RG) *
      #83 Wes Welker (WR) *
      #62 Ryan Wendell (C)
      #58 Tracy White (ROLB) *
      #75 Vince Wilfork (RDT) *
      #41 Malcolm Williams (SS)
      #39 Danny Woodhead (RB/KR)
      #97 Ron Brace (DT)
      #33 Kevin Faulk (RB)
      #59 Gary Guyton (LB)
      #15 Ryan Mallett (QB)
      #65 Nick McDonald (C)
      #64 Donald Thomas (G)
      #34 Shane Vereen (RB)

      * Starters
      DNP - Did Not Play

    • Referee: John Parry (132)
      Umpire: Carl Paganelli (134)
      Head Linesman: Tom Stabile (24)
      Line Judge: Gary Arthur (108)
      Field Judge: Gary Cavaletto (60)
      Side Judge: Laird Hayes (125)
      Back Judge: Tony Steratore (112)
      Replay Official: Larry Nemmers
      Video Operator: Lou Nazzaro
      Alternate Referee: Alberto Riveron (57)
      Alternate Umpire: Bill Schuster (129)
      Alternate Head Linesman: Wayne Mackie (106)
      Alternate Side Judge: Don Carlsen (39)
      Alternate Back Judge: Greg Wilson (119)

    • Super Bowl XLVI Entertainment:
      Pregame: Indiana University Marching Band, Lenny Kravitz, The Fray
      America The Beautiful: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
      Anthem: Kelly Clarkson (ASL performed by Rachel Mazique, Miss Deaf America)
      Half Time: Madonna with LMFAO, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

      Half Time Program: Vogue, Music, Give Me All Your Luvin', Party Rock Anthem, Sexy And I Know It, Open Your Heart, Express Yourself, Like a Prayer.