Watching this game, you wouldn't think it set records for anything other than anxiety, but truth be told, several impressive records were set or tied. Some by longevity and others by skill.
Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin became the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl at 65, topping the Rams' Dick Vermeil who won at age 63.
Eli Manning became the first QB to open a Super Bowl with nine consecutive completions.
Punter Steve Weatherford set a record for most punts inside the 10-yard line with 3.
SUPER BOWL RECORDS SET IN SUPER BOWL XLVI
(Compiled By Elias Sports Bureau)
Oldest Winning Head Coach – 65, Tom Coughlin
Most Consecutive Completions – 16, Tom Brady
Most Consecutive Completions To Start Game – 9, Eli Manning
Most Passing Yards, Career – 1,277, Tom Brady
Most Passes, Career – 197, Tom Brady
Most Completions, Career – 127, Tom Brady
Most Punts Inside 10, Game – 3, Steve Weatherford
Most First Downs Passing, Game, Both Teams – 33 (N.Y.Giants 18, New England 15)
SUPER BOWL RECORDS TIED IN SUPER BOWL XLVI
Most Games Started – 5, Tom Brady; Matt Light
Longest Touchdown Drive, Team – 96 yards, New England
Fewest Turnovers, Game, Team – 0, N.Y.Giants
Most Safeties, Game, Team – 1, N.Y.Giants
Fewest Touchdowns Rushing, Game, Team – 0, New England
Fewest Passes Had Intercepted, Game, Team – 0, N.Y.Giants
Fewest First Downs By Penalty, Game, Team – 0, New England
Fewest Punt Returns, Game, Team – 0, New England
Fewest Fumbles, Game, Team – 0, New England
Fewest Fumbles Lost, Game, Both Teams – 0 (N.Y.Giants 0, New England 0)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SUPER BOWL XLVI
Compiled By Elias Sports Bureau
Eli Manning is the fifth player to win the Super Bowl MVP Award at least twice. Joe Montana won it three times; Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw and Tom Brady won it twice.
Ahmad Bradshaw is the fourth player to score the game-winning touchdown in the last minute of a Super Bowl, joining John Taylor (Super Bowl XXIII), Plaxico Burress (Super Bowl XLII) and Santonio Holmes (Super Bowl XLIII). The Giants won the Super Bowl for the fourth time, tying Green Bay for the fourth-highest total of Super Bowl wins. Pittsburgh has won six; San Francisco and Dallas have won five. The Giants have now won the NFL Championship eight times; only Green Bay (13) and Chicago (9) have won as many.
In each of the Giants’ four Super Bowl victories, they had trailed at halftime (10-9 to Denver in Super Bowl XXI, 12-10 to Buffalo in Super Bowl XXV, 7-3 to New England in Super Bowl XLII, and 10-9 to New England in Super Bowl XLVI).