This was one of the most significant upsets in Super Bowl history. The New York Giants, who had a winning record of 14-6, were playing the New England Patriots, who had a winning record of 18-1. Everything pointed to the Patriots winning the game. Well, it’s not over until it’s over! In a surprising upset, the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots by a score of 17-14. This prevented the Patriots from becoming the first undefeated team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.
The Giants made a bit of history by becoming the first NFC wild card team to win a Super Bowl. This was New York’s first title since January 1991 when they played in Super Bowl XXV. Bill Belichick coached the New England Patriots and the tagline for this Super Bowl was “Who Wants It More?” It was pretty obvious that the New York Giants were hungry for victory.
The Super Bowl game was held on February 3, 2008, in Glendale, Arizona, at the University of Phoenix football stadium. It turned out to be a rematch of the final game of the regular season. The New England Patriots entered Super Bowl XLII as 12-point favorites.
The Super Bowl XLII telecast was the most watched of all time. There was an average of 97.5 million viewers in the US alone and 148.3 total viewers who watched at least part of the game. The Super Bowl XLII telecast achieved the highest Nielsen ratings for any game seen since Super Bowl XXXIV. This Super Bowl game was also the second most watched TV show of all time here in the US.
In fact, this was one of the biggest upsets in all of Super Bowl history. The New York Giants derailed the New England Patriots’ perfect season and also turned a lackluster regular season on its head.
The New York Giants were 12-point underdogs heading into Super Bowl XLII. The New York Giants overcame the highest point differential to put the icing on the cake since the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams as 14-point underdogs in Super Bowl XXXVI in 2001.
Now we have to set our sights on Super Bowl XLIII which will take place on February 1, 2009 in Tampa Bay, Florida. You should check out the latest Super Bowl odds for Super Bowl XLIII in the sports betting futures section of BetUS.com.
For the NFC and AFC, the long and grueling road ends here in Tampa, FL. The Super Bowl is their only chance to break into gridiron greatness, their only chance to be crowned World Champions. Be present at the state-of-the-art Raymond James Stadium to see who will take home the coveted Lombardi Trophy. Don’t get stuck watching the Super Bowl on the couch – get your exclusive Super Bowl tickets to experience the excitement live!