Today in Super Bowl history (Feb. 3)

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.

FUN FACTS

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.

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