New York Giants Super Bowl Tidbits, Facts and Records

Some more Giants SB nuggets you may or may not care about….

The Giants have played the most Super Bowls (5) without ever having to travel to New Orleans.

Their five SB appearances were as follows: XXI (Rose Bowl, Pasadena); XXV (Tampa Stadium); XXXV (Raymond James Stadium, Tampa); XLII (University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona); XLVI (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis).

Their five opponents and results were as follows: XXI (Def. Denver, 39-20); XXV (Def.Buffalo, 20-19); XXXV (Lost to Baltimore. 34-7); XLII and XLVI (Def. New England. 17-14 and 21-17).

TV broadcasts: XXI: CBS (Pat Summerall and John Madden); XXV: ABC (Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf and Frank Gifford); XXXV: CBS (Greg Gumbel, Phil Simms, Armen Keteyian & Bonnie Bernstein); XLII: FOX (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver and Chris Myers); XLVI: NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya);

MVPs: XXI: Phil Simms; XXV: Ottis Anderson; XXXV: Ray Lewis; XLII: Eli Manning; XLVI: Eli Manning.

National Anthem performers: XXI (Neil Diamond); XXV (Whitney Houston); XXXV (Backstreet Boys); XLII (Jordin Sparks); XLVI (Kelly Clarkson).

Halftime show performers: XXI: Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary – The World of Make Believe. George Burns, Mickey Rooney and the Grambling State University marching band; XXV: New Kids on the Block, Disney characters and local kids; XXXV: Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Aerosmith, ‘N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly; XLII: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; XLVI: Madonna (featuring LMFAO, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj and Cee Lo Green)

The officials for each game were as follows: XXI (Jerry Markbreit); XXV (Jerry Seeman); XXXV (Gerry Austin); XLII (Mike Carey); XLVI (John Parry).

Giants Super Bowl Records

Highest passer rating, game (150.92): Phil Simms XXI
Highest completion percentage, game, (20 attempts), (22/25 -88%): Phil Simms XXI
Most completions to start a game (9): Eli Manning XLVI
Oldest coach to win (65 yrs, 158 days): Tom Coughlin XLVI
Most safeties, game (1): George Martin XXI (tied with 4 others)
Most kickoff returns for touchdowns, game (1): Ron Dixon XXXV (tied with 7 others)
Most punts inside 10 yard line, game (3): Steve Weatherford XLVI
Super Bowl win with no home playoff games: Giants XLII (tied with 4 others)
Smallest margin of victory (1 point): Giants XXV
Most points, second half of play (30): Giants XXI
Fewest points, first half (0): Giants XXXV (tied with 10 others)
Most lead changes in the fourth quarter (3): Giants-Patriots XLII
Fewest field goals attempted, game (1): Giants-Patriots XLII
Most safeties, game (1): Giants XXI and XLVI (tied with 5 others)
Fewest net yards, rushing and passing, game (396): Giants (152) and Ravens (244) XXXV
Most first downs, passing, game (33): Giants (18) and Patriots (15) XLVI
Fewest first downs, game (24): Giants (11) and Ravens (13) XXXV
Most KO returns for a touchdowns, game (2): Ravens (1) vs. Giants (1) XXXV
Most punts, game (11): Giants XXXV
Most punts, game (21): Giants (11) vs Ravens (10) XXXV
Time of Possession, (40 minutes 33 seconds): Giants XXV
Longest drive, (9 minutes 59 seconds): Giants XLII

The Giants are tied with Green Bay for the fewest turnovers in a game (3). The Giants did not commit a turnover in SBs XXI, XXV and XLVI. In XXV, neither the Giants nor Bills committed a turnover. That has happened only one other time in SB history (St. Louis vs. Tennessee, XXXIV).