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Super Bowl XLII

Super Bowl XLII
VisitorNew York Giants
HomeNew England Patriots
Visitor AbbrNYG
Home AbbrNE
Visitor ConfNFC
Home ConfAFC
Visitor Total17
Home Total14
Visitor Qtr13
Visitor Qtr20
Visitor Qtr30
Visitor Qtr414
Home Qtr10
Home Qtr27
Home Qtr30
Home Qtr47
Date, February 3, 2008
StadiumUniversity of Phoenix Stadium
CityGlendale, Arizona
OddsPatriots by 12
MVPEli Manning, Quarterback
AnthemJordin Sparks
Coin TossRonnie Lott, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, along with Bill Walsh's children, Craig and Elizabeth.
RefereeMike Carey
HalftimeTom Petty and the Heartbreakers
AnnouncersJoe Buck and Troy Aikman
(est. 97.5 million viewers)
Share65 (national)
81 (Boston)
67 (New York)
Commercial$2.7 million

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Super Bowl XLII was an American football game on February 3, 2008 that featured the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2007 season. In one of the largest upsets in sports history, the wild-card Giants (14 - 6) won 17 - 14 over the previously undefeated Patriots (18 - 1). In doing so, the Giants became the first NFC wild card team to win a Super Bowl. They also became the fifth wild card seed from either conference, the fourth in eleven years, and second in three years, to earn an NFL championship. The victory marked the franchise's seventh NFL championship and third Super Bowl win-New York's first title since Super Bowl XXV in January 1991. The Giants head coach was Tom Coughlin. The Patriots were coached by Bill Belichick. The slogan for Super Bowl XLII was "Who Wants It More?" Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who completed 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards and 2 touchdowns, with 1 interception, was named Super Bowl MVP.

The game, held on February 3, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, was a rematch of the final game of the regular season. In that game, the Patriots won 38 - 35 to complete the first perfect regular season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins team, and the first one since the league expanded to a 16-game regular season schedule in 1978. Thus, New England entered Super Bowl XLII as 12-point favorites.

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