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Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants

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Established: 1925

Owner: John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%)

Head coach: Tom Coughlin

Stadium: MetLife Stadium

Super Bowl wins: 3- Super Bowl XXI, Super Bowl XXV and Super Bowl XLII

The Giants came into existence all the way back in 1925 when they were one of five new teams that joined the NFL. They won four NFL titles in the pre-Super Bowl era and played mainly in the Eastern Conference up until the merger in 1970.

The team was placed in the NFC East division, which they still play in to this day. The Giants won their first Super Bowl in 1987 (Super Bowl XXI) by defeating the Denver Broncos 39-20. The team was coached by Bill Parcells (who later went on to coach the New England Patriots) and were led by star linebacker Lawrence Taylor. The Giants made in back to the Super Bowl in 1991 and won Super Bowl XXV by defeating the Buffalo Bills 20-19. Bills kicker Scott Norwood missed a last-second field goal which would have won them the game. This is perhaps the most famous missed kick in NFL history and is often referred to as ‘Wide Right’.

Bill Parcells retired after that game due to health issues and the Giants wouldn’t return to the Super Bowl again until 2001 when they would go on to lose 34-7 against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXV. Three disappointing seasons later and the Giants brought in Tom Coughlin as their new Head coach. They also brought in quarterback Eli Manning through a trade with the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 Draft after Manning refused to play for the Chargers.

The Giants had reasonable success in the first few seasons under the Coughlin/Manning partnership but it wasn’t until Super Bowl XLII in 2008 did they reek the full benefits. Manning led the Giants to a huge upset victory over the then undefeated Patriots and guided the Giants to a 17-14 victory. This is perhaps the biggest upset in Super Bowl history and Manning also won Super Bowl MVP.

That brings us up to Super Bowl XLVI with the Giants preparing to face off against the Patriots once again. Can the Giants upset the Patriots once more in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII? Tune in Sunday to find out.

So be sure to check back tomorrow as I reveal the key players for the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. Thanks for reading.

Written by podgeoh92

February 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

Posted in NFL, Super Bowl XLVI

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