Super Bowl XLVI New England Patriots vs NY Giants Rematch of Super Bowl XLII

Congratulations to the NY Giants and New England Patriots on winning their football conference championships and advancing to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

The New England Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in the 2012 AFC Championship Game while the New York Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, 20-17 in the 2012 NFC Championship Game.

Super Bowl XLVI marks the the fifth time the Giants have made it to the Super Bowl and the seventh time for the Patriots. The Giants have won their previous four trips, while the Patriots have won three out of there previous six trips, with their last Super Bowl defeat coming against the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

This will be the sixth time in NFL History that the Super Bowl will be a rematch of two teams that faced each other in a previous Super Bowl. The other rematches are:

First Game Rematch Game
Super Bowl VII Jan 14, 1973 Super Bowl XVII Jan 30, 1983
Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7 Redskins 27, Dolphins 17

Super Bowl X Jan 18, 1976 Super Bowl XIII Jan 21, 1979
Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17 Steelers 35, Cowboys 31
Super Bowl XXX Jan 28, 1996
Cowboys 27, Steelers 17

Super Bowl XVI Jan 24, 1982 Super Bowl XXIII Jan 22, 1989
San Francisco 49ers 26, Bengals 21 49ers 20, Bengals 16

Super Bowl XXVII Jan 31, 1993 Super Bowl XXVIII Jan 30, 1994
Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17 Cowboys 30, Bills 13

Super Bowl XLII Feb 3, 2008 Super Bowl XLVI Feb 5, 2012
NY Giants 17, New England Patriots 14 Giants vs. Patriots TBD


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