Found January 27, 2012 on Football Nation:
The New York Giants will be playing in their 5thSuper Bowl (3-1) and the New England Patriots will be playing in their 7thSuper Bowl (3-3). Both teams have played each other before (Super Bowl 42, 2007) with the Giants victorious 17-14 on an Eli Manning to Plaxico Burress 13-yard go-ahead touchdown with 35 seconds remaining in the game. Other Noteworthy stats in that game were: The Giants pressuring Brady all game (5 sacks), hence never letting him get into a rhythm. The Patriots and Giants combined for a Super Bowl first—a two possession first quarter. The Giants' opening drive lasted 16 plays and took (a Super Bowl Record) 9:59 off the clock. New England followed that up with a 12-play drive that lasted 5:04 and didn’t end until two plays into the second quarter.  Interesting fact regarding the Patriots teams lead by Bill Belichick. They are 3-1 and every game has been decided by 3 points. Both teams had a 50% conversion on 3rddowns. Giants outgained the Patriots 91 t...
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