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SUPER BOWL RECORDS SET IN SUPER BOWL XLVI
Oldest Winning Head Coach – 65, Tom Coughlin
Most Consecutive Completions – 16, Tom Brady
Most Consecutive Completions To Start Game – 9, Eli Manning
Most Passing Yards, Career – 1,277, Tom Brady
Most Passes, Career – 197, Tom Brady
Most Completions, Career – 127, Tom Brady
Most Punts Inside 10, Game – 3, Steve Weatherford
Most First Downs Passing, Game, Both Teams – 33 (N.Y.Giants 18, New England 15)
SUPER BOWL RECORDS TIED IN SUPER BOWL XLVI
Most Games Started – 5, Tom Brady; Matt Light
Longest Touchdown Drive, Team – 96 yards, New England
Fewest Turnovers, Game, Team – 0, N.Y.Giants
Most Safeties, Game, Team – 1, N.Y.Giants
Fewest Touchdowns Rushing, Game, Team – 0, New England
Fewest Passes Had Intercepted, Game, Team – 0, N.Y.Giants
Fewest First Downs By Penalty, Game, Team – 0, New England
Fewest Punt Returns, Game, Team – 0, New England
Fewest Fumbles, Game, Team – 0, New England
Fewest Fumbles Lost, Game, Both Teams – 0 (N.Y.Giants 0, New England 0)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SUPER BOWL XLVI
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Eli Manning is the fifth player to win the Super Bowl MVP Award at least twice. Joe Montana won it three times; Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw and Tom Brady won it twice.
Ahmad Bradshaw is the fourth player to score the game-winning touchdown in the last minute of a Super Bowl, joining John Taylor (Super Bowl XXIII), Plaxico Burress (Super Bowl XLII) and Santonio Holmes (Super Bowl XLIII).
The Giants won the Super Bowl for the fourth time, tying Green Bay for the fourth-highest total of Super Bowl wins. Pittsburgh has won six; San Francisco and Dallas have won five. The Giants have now won the NFL Championship eight times; only Green Bay (13) and Chicago (9) have won as many.
In each of the Giants’ four Super Bowl victories, they had trailed at halftime (10-9 to Denver in Super Bowl XXI, 12-10 to Buffalo in Super Bowl XXV, 7-3 to New England in Super Bowl XLII, and 10-9 to New England in Super Bowl XLVI).
NEW YORK GIANTS QB ELI MANNING WINS PETE ROZELLE TROPHY AS SUPER BOWL XLVI MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl XLVI Most Valuable Player.
The award is chosen by a panel comprised of 16 members of the Pro Football Writers Association of America, selected members of the electronic broadcast media and interactively through the National Football League’s official website, NFL.com. Manning collected 18.5 votes of the possible 20 cast in the MVP voting process.
Manning hit nine different receiving targets and completed 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 103.8. Manning rallied the Giants from a 17-9 third-quarter deficit while leading scoring drives on three of the team’s four second-half possessions.
Manning, in his eighth season, orchestrated an 88-yard touchdown drive that began at the Giants’ 12 yard-line with 3:53 left in the game. On the first play of the drive, he connected with wide receiver Mario Manningham on a 38-yard completion along the Patriots’ sideline. The pass completion was the longest by either quarterback in Super Bowl XLVI. Manning completed five of six passes for 74 yards on the drive, which ended when running back Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a six-yard touchdown run with :57 remaining that put the Giants ahead 21-17 (two-point conversion failed).
Manning began Super Bowl XLVI by completing his first nine passes for 76 yards and a two-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Victor Cruz that gave the Giants a 9-0 lead. The nine straight completions set a Super Bowl record for consecutive completions to begin a Super Bowl. In the first half of play, Manning completed 13 of 17 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Manning is the first New York Giants player to win the Rozelle Trophy multiple times, having also been voted the MVP of Super Bowl XLII. Previous Giants Super Bowl MVPs include quarterback Phil Simms (Super Bowl XXI), running back Ottis Anderson (Super Bowl XXV) and Manning (Super Bowl XLII). He is the fifth player in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowl MVP honors (Joe Montana, three; Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw and Bart Starr, two).