Once again in 2018, the New England Patriots hold a first-round bye in the AFC on the Road to Super Bowl 53. In 2012, the Patriots would (once again) come up short at the hands of the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.
Eli vs. Brady: II
Played in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium in front of 68,658 people who attended the game, the Patriots would lose to the Giants by a final score was 21-17.
MVP of Super Bowl XLVI was none other than Eli Manning, quarterback for the Giants. Eli was the third consecutive quarterback to win the MVP title. Manning completed 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. After this Super Bowl was complete, the giants had won four Super Bowls.
Super Bowl XLVI was broadcasted on NBC’s network and had a Super Bowl breaking title of the most viewers. The total amount of viewers for this particular game was 166.8 million. Kelly Clarkson sang the National Anthem and Madonna was featured during halftime. Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya were the announcers for the game. The cost of a 30 second commercial at Super Bowl XLVI was $3.5 million dollars.