Last night, the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots at Super Bowl XLVI. Eli Manning and Tom Brady both put in great performances as last night’s game set 8 new NFL records.
Manning, who opened the game with nine straight completions (an NFL record) said:
“Offensively, I thought we played very well. We played smart. There at the end, when we had an opportunity in the fourth quarter, we’d been in those situations and we knew that we had no more time left. We had to go down and score, and guys stepped up and made great plays.”
Manning threw 30-40 for 296 yards and one TD last night to help Tom Coughlin become the oldest Head Coach to win the Super Bowl at age 65.
Steve Weatherford also had a record breaking game to help the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI. Weatherford put three punts inside the 10-yard line last night, a new NFL record.
The rest of the records were set by Tom Brady and the losing Giants.
Brady threw 16 consecutive completions during Super Bowl XLVI. His performance last night also set a few new career records for the Pats’ QB. Brady brought up his total passing yards during a Super Bowl to 1,277, his total passes to 197, and his total completions to 127.
The Giants and Patriots also combined to set a new record for the most passing first downs (33).
Here are all the records set last night, according to the NY Times:
- Tom Coughlin – Oldest Winning Head Coach – 65
- Eli Manning – Most Consecutive Completions To Start Game – 9
- Tom Brady – Most Consecutive Completions – 16
- Tom Brady – Most Passing Yards, Career – 1,277
- Tom Brady – Most Passes, Career – 197
- Tom Brady – Most Completions, Career – 127
- Steve Weatherford – Most Punts Inside 10, Game – 3
- Most First Downs Passing, Game, Both Teams – 33 (N.Y.Giants 18, New England 15)
Super Bowl XLVI also tied several records.
Tom Brady tied Matt Light’s record for Most Super Bowl starts (5). New England’s 96-yard Touchdown drive tied an NFL record. The Giants tied records for fewest turnovers (0), most safeties (1), fewest rushing touchdowns (0), and fewest interceptions (o). New England had no penalty first downs, no punt returns, and no fumbles.
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According to Mashable, Super Bowl XLVI also set a few new Twitter records. At the end of the game Twitter saw 2,233 tweets per second (2nd most on the TPS list). The social networking site saw 10,245 tweets per second during the halftime show (3rd most on the TPS list).