It was a game reminiscent of the one that took place in Super Bowl XLII. Let's take a quick look at the notes and nuggets from this historic victory.
• This was the Giants eighth NFL championship and fourth Super Bowl win. The Giants are the fifth team to win at least four Super Bowl titles.
Most Super Bowls Won
• The Giants are the first team to win a Super Bowl with fewer than 10 regular-season wins since NFL went to 16-game schedule in 1978 (excluding strike-shortened seasons).
• The Giants are now 3-2 vs the New England Patriots since 2001, Tom Brady’s first year as starter. The only other team with a winning record against New England during that span is Denver (6-4).
• The Giants have won seven straight postseason road/neutral site games. That is the longest streak in NFL history.
• The Giants finished the regular season minus-6 in point differential, becoming the only Super Bowl team with a negative point differential during the regular season.
• The Giants beat four teams this postseason that combined to win 51 regular-season games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that matches the most combined wins of defeated opponents by a Super Bowl champion.
Rematches of Regular Season
Faced Giants In Super Bowl
• Tom Coughlin is 65 years and 158 days old, making him the oldest head coach to win a Super Bowl, surpassing Dick Vermeil (age 63). He now has nine road/neutral-site postseason wins, matching Tom Landry’s postseason record. Coughlin is 9-4. Landry was 9-10.
• Eli Manning became the 11th starting quarterback to win multiple Super Bowl titles and the eighth to win his first two Super Bowl starts.
• Since the start of 2006 season, the Patriots are 22-4 vs the NFC, including the postseason. Of the four losses, three came against the Giants. The other was to the New Orleans Saints during the 2009 season.