There have been three Super Bowls played on today’s date.
Do you remember these games?
Feb 3, 2008
Super Bowl XLII – New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14
Eli Manning threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds remaining as the Giants pulled off a huge upset and spoiled New England’s bid to become the first team in NFL history to go 19-0.
The touchdown pass to Burress may have been the title clincher, but the most famous catch on the game-winning, 83-yard drive was the leaping one David Tyree pulled in by pinning the ball against his helmet.
It came on a third-and-5 play on which Manning made a mad scramble out of trouble before heaving the ball down field for a 32-yard gain to the Patriots 24 with 51 seconds left.
Site: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Point Spread: New England by 12
MVP: Eli Manning
National Anthem: Jordin Sparks
Halftime Show: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Nielsen Ratings: 43.3 share (approximately 97.5 million viewers)
Cost of 30-Second Commercial: $2.7
Misc.: The Giants were the first NFC wild-card team to win a Super Bowl.
Feb. 3, 2002
Super Bowl XXXVI – New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17
Site: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
Point Spread: St. Louis by 14
MVP: Tom Brady
National Anthem: Mariah Carey
Halftime Show: U2
Nielsen Ratings: 40.4 share (approximately 86.8 million viewers)
Cost of 30-Second Commercial: $1.9 million
Misc.: This was the first Super Bowl ever played in the month of January due to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which pushed the NFL schedule back a week
Feb. 3, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII – Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31
Site: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Point Spread: San Francisco by 4
MVP: Joe Flacco
National Anthem: Alicia Keys
Halftime Show: Beyoncé featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams
Nielsen Ratings: 46.3 share (approximately 108.7 million viewers nationally; 164.1 million total)
Cost of 30-Second Commercial: $4
Misc.: This Super Bowl is most remembered for a power outage in the third quarter that delayed the game for 34 minutes.