INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 01: A general exterior view of Lucas Oil decorated with official Super Bowl XLVI signage prior to the game being played between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots on February 1, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI, 21-17

Cowboys fans had to grit their teeth Sunday night as Eli Manning inserted himself into Hall of Fame discussion by leading the hated Giants to their second Super Bowl championship in five years.

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2012 NFL Scouting Combine Final Invitee List Released

So who exactly will Dallas be picking from to try and catch the New York Giants? Great question. Although the league has returned to it's normal routine of having free agency precede the amateur draft, star players have more or less been staying with their franchises over the last few seasons. The draft is really the best opportunity to find two or three difference makers; the question is how adept is the team at finding those.

Dallas has drafted well the last few years in the early rounds, netting Dez Bryant, Sean Lee, Tyron Smith and DeMarco Murray. All four of these players appear to be franchise cornerstone type commodities. So who will they be eyeballing in this coming draft? They have plenty of holes to fill. Interior offensive line, defensive line, secondary just to name a few. The linebacker corps could also use some help. Basically, everything but the offensive skill positions.

The combine will return to the scene of the Super Bowl, Indianapolis, between February 22nd and 28th. Here's a look at whom Dallas will begin their process of elimination with, the complete invite list for the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, just released this morning.

Jr Player Goes by School Camp # Pos
ACHO, EMMANUEL TEXAS LB01 OB
ADAMS, ADAM JOE ARKANSAS WO01 WO
ADAMS, MICHAEL MIKE OHIO ST OL01 OT
ALECXIH, PETER CHAS PITTSBURGH DL01 DT
ALEXANDER, FRANK OKLAHOMA DL02 DE
ALLEN, ANTONIO SOUTH CAROLINA DB01 SS
* ALLEN, DWAYNE CLEMSON TE01 TE
ALLEN, JEFFERY JEFF ILLINOIS OL02 OT
ANDERSON, JUSTIN GEORGIA OL03 OT
ANGER, BRYAN CALIFORNIA PK01 PT
ASPER, MARK OREGON OL04 OG
* BAKER, EDWIN MICHIGAN ST RB01 OH
BAKER, RYAN LOUISIANA ST LB02 OB
* BALL, MIKE NEVADA RB02 OH
BALLARD, VICK MISSISSIPPI ST RB03 OH
BARRON, MARK ALABAMA DB02 SS
BEACHUM, KELVIN SMU OL05 OT
BENFORD, TIMOTHY TIM TENNESSEE TECH WO02 WO
BENJAMIN, TRAVIS MIAMI-FL WO03 WO
BENTLEY, DWIGHT LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE DB03 DC
BEQUETTE, GEORGE JAKE ARKANSAS DL03 DE
BERGSTROM, TONY UTAH OL06 OT
BETHEL, JUSTIN PRESBYTERIAN DB04 SS
* BLACKMON, JUSTIN OKLAHOMA ST WO04 WO
BLAKE, PHILIP BAYLOR OL07 OC
BLANTON, ROBERT R J NOTRE DAME DB05 DC
BLATNICK, ANTON JAMIE OKLAHOMA ST DL04 DE
BOLDEN, BRANDON MISSISSIPPI RB04 OH
BOLDEN, OMAR ARIZONA ST DB06 DC
BOYKIN, BRANDON GEORGIA DB07 DC
BOYKIN, JARRETT VIRGINIA TECH WO05 WO
BRADHAM, NIGEL FLORIDA ST LB03 OB
BRANCH, ORLANDUS ANDRE CLEMSON DL05 DE
BRAZILL, LAVON OHIO WO06 WO
BREWSTER, MICHAEL OHIO ST OL08 OC
* BROCKERS, MICHAEL LOUISIANA ST DL06 DT
BROOKS, ROND'TRIQUE RON LOUISIANA ST DB08 DC
BROWN, CHARLES NORTH CAROLINA DB09 DC
BROWN, JAMES TROY OL09 OT
BROWN, ZACH NORTH CAROLINA LB04 OB
BROYLES, RYAN OKLAHOMA WO07 WO
BULLOCK, RANDOL RANDY TEXAS A&M PK02 PK
* BURFICT, VONTAZE ARIZONA ST LB05 IB
BURRIS, MILES SAN DIEGO ST LB06 OB
BUTLER, ANDREW DREW GEORGIA PK03 PT
CARDER, RICKY TANK TEXAS CHRISTIAN LB07 IB
CATTOUSE, SEAN CALIFORNIA DB10 SS
CHAPMAN, JOSHUA JOSH ALABAMA DL07 NT
* CHARLES, ORSON GEORGIA TE02 TE
CHILDS, GREGORY GREG ARKANSAS WO08 WO
* CLAIBORNE, MORRIS LOUISIANA ST DB11 DC
COALE, DANIEL DANNY VIRGINIA TECH WO09 WO
COLE, AUDIE NORTH CAROLINA ST LB08 IB
COLEMAN, BRYON B J TENNESSEE-CHATT QB01 QB
COMPTON, THOMAS TOM SOUTH DAKOTA OL10 OT
COOPER, JOSH OKLAHOMA ST WO10 WO
COPLES, QUINTON NORTH CAROLINA DL08 DE
CORNICK, PAUL NORTH DAKOTA ST OL11 OT
CORP, AARON RICHMOND QB02 QB
COUSINS, KIRK MICHIGAN ST QB03 QB
* COX, FLETCHER MISSISSIPPI ST DL09 DT
CRAWFORD, JACK PENN ST DL10 DE
CRAWFORD, TYRONE BOISE ST DL11 DE
CREER, LENNON LOUISIANA TECH RB05 OH
CRICK, JARED NEBRASKA DL12 DT
CRINER, JURON ARIZONA WO11 WO
CULLEN, JOHN UTAH OL12 OT
CUNNINGHAM, B J MICHIGAN ST WO12 WO
CURRY, VINCENT VINNY MARSHALL DL13 DE
DANIELS, MICHAEL MIKE IOWA DL14 DT
DATKO, ANDREW FLORIDA ST OL13 OT
DAVID, LAVONTE NEBRASKA LB09 OB
DAVIS, AUSTIN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI QB04 QB
DAVIS, DEMARIO ARKANSAS ST LB10 OB
* DECASTRO, DAVID STANFORD OL14 OG
DEMPS, JEFFERY JEFF FLORIDA RB06 OH
DENNARD, ALFONZO NEBRASKA DB12 DC
DEVER, ANTHONY TAYLOR NOTRE DAME OL15 OT
DIMKE, DEREK ILLINOIS PK04 PK
DUNSMORE, DRAKE NORTHWESTERN TE03 TE
EDWARDS, PATRICK PAT HOUSTON WO13 WO
EGNEW, MICHAEL MISSOURI TE04 TE
ELLISON, RHETT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RB07 FB
EWING, BRADIE WISCONSIN RB08 FB
FANGUPO, HEBRON LONI BRIGHAM YOUNG DL15 DT
FENELUS, ANTONIO WISCONSIN DB13 DC
FLEENER, JACOBY COBY STANFORD TE05 TE
FLEMING, DARIUS NOTRE DAME LB11 OB
FLEMING, JAMELL OKLAHOMA DB14 DC
FLOYD, MICHAEL NOTRE DAME WO14 WO
FOLES, NICK ARIZONA QB05 QB
* FORSTON, MARCUS MIAMI-FL DL16 DT
FRANCIS, JUSTIN RUTGERS DL17 DE
FREDERICK, TERRENCE TEXAS A&M DB15 DC
FULLER, JEFFREY JEFF TEXAS A&M WO15 WO
GALIPPO, CHRIS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LB12 IB
GANAWAY, TERRANCE BAYLOR RB09 OH
GERHART, GARTH ARIZONA ST OL16 OC
GETTIS, ADAM IOWA OL17 OG
* GILMORE, STEPHON SOUTH CAROLINA DB16 DC
* GIVENS, CHRIS WAKE FOREST WO16 WO
GLENN, CORDY GEORGIA OL18 OT
GOODE, NAJEE WEST VIRGINIA LB13 IB
GRAHAM, TREVOR T J NORTH CAROLINA ST WO17 WO
GRAY, CYRUS TEXAS A&M RB10 OH
GRAY, JONAS NOTRE DAME RB11 OH
GREEN, LADARIUS LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE TE06 TE
GREENE, A J AUBURN OL19 OT
* GRIFFIN, ROBERT BAYLOR QB06 QB
GUY, WINSTON KENTUCKY DB17 SS
GUYTON, TREVOR CALIFORNIA DL18 DE
HAMILTON, DOMINIQUE DOM MISSOURI DL19 DT
* HAMPTON, JEWEL SOUTHERN ILLINOIS RB12 OH
HANKS, DARIUS ALABAMA WO18 WO
HANNA, JAMES OKLAHOMA TE07 TE
HARKEY, CORY UCLA TE08 TE
HARNISH, CHANDLER NORTHERN ILLINOIS QB07 QB
* HARRIS, CLIFF OREGON DB18 DC
HARRIS, DAJOHN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DL20 DT
HARRIS, JACORY MIAMI-FL QB08 QB
HARRIS, JOSHUA JOSH AUBURN ST01 LS
HARRIS, MIKE FLORIDA ST DB19 DC
HAYWARD, CASEY VANDERBILT DB20 DC
HEMINGWAY, KENNETH JUNIOR MICHIGAN WO19 WO
HERRON, DANIEL DAN OHIO ST RB13 OH
HICKS, AKIEM REGINA DL21 DE
* HIGHTOWER, QUALIN DONT'A ALABAMA LB14 IB
* HILL, STEPHEN GEORGIA TECH WO20 WO
* HILLMAN, RONNIE SAN DIEGO ST RB14 OH
HILTON, EUGENE T Y FLORIDA INT WO21 WO
HOLMES, LAMAR SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI OL20 OT
* HOSLEY, JAYRON VIRGINIA TECH DB21 DC
HOWARD, JERRY JAYE FLORIDA DL22 DT
HOWELL, DELANO STANFORD DB22 SS
HUGHES, JOHN CINCINNATI DL23 DT
IGWENAGU, UCHECHUKWU EMIL MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST TE09 HB
IHENACHO, DUKE SAN JOSE ST DB23 SS
ILOKA, GEORGE BOISE ST DB24 FS
INGRAM, MELVIN SOUTH CAROLINA DL24 DE
IRVIN, BRUCE WEST VIRGINIA DL25 DE
JACKSON, ASA ACE CAL POLY ST DB25 DC
* JACKSON, JANZEN MCNEESE ST DB26 FS
JACKSON, JERRELL MISSOURI WO22 WO
JACKSON, MALIK TENNESSEE DL26 DT
* JAMES, LAMICHAEL OREGON RB15 OH
JARRETT, JAMAAR ARIZONA ST DL27 DE
JEFFERSON, JORDAN LOUISIANA ST QB09 QB
* JEFFERY, ALSHON SOUTH CAROLINA WO23 WO
JENKINS, ALFRED A J ILLINOIS WO24 WO
JENKINS, JANORIS NORTH ALABAMA DB27 DC
JOHNSON, CAMERON CAM VIRGINIA DL28 DE
JOHNSON, JAMES-MICHAEL NEVADA LB15 IB
JOHNSON, LEONARD IOWA ST DB28 DC
JOHNSON, RISHAW CAL U-PENN OL21 OG
JOHNSON, STEVEN KANSAS LB16 IB
JOHNSON, TRUMAINE MONTANA DB29 DC
JONES, BENJAMIN BEN GEORGIA OL22 OC
* JONES, CHANDLER SYRACUSE DL29 DE
JONES, DWIGHT NORTH CAROLINA WO25 WO
JONES, JEREMY J J WAYNE ST-MI DB30 DC
JONES, MARCEL NEBRASKA OL23 OT
JONES, MARVIN MARV CALIFORNIA WO26 WO
JUDIE, CORYELL TEXAS A&M DB31 DC
KADDU, JOSHUA JOSH OREGON LB17 OB
* KALIL, MATT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OL24 OT
KEARSE, JERMAINE WASHINGTON WO27 WO
KEENUM, CASEY CASE HOUSTON QB10 QB
KELEMETE, SENIO WASHINGTON OL25 OT
KENDRICKS, MARVIN MYCHAL CALIFORNIA LB18 IB
* KIRKPATRICK, D'ANDRE DRE ALABAMA DB32 DC
* KONZ, PETER WISCONSIN OL26 OC
* KUECHLY, LUKE BOSTON COLLEGE LB19 IB
KUHN, MARKUS NORTH CAROLINA ST DL30 DT
LEARY, RONALD MEMPHIS OL27 OT
LERIBEUS, JOSH SMU OL28 OG
* LEWIS, RONNELL OKLAHOMA DL31 DE
LEWIS, TRAVIS OKLAHOMA LB20 IB
LINDLEY, RYAN SAN DIEGO ST QB11 QB
LINDSEY, BRANDON PITTSBURGH DL32 DE
LOISEAU, SHAWN MERRIMACK LB21 IB
LOONEY, JOSEPH JOE WAKE FOREST OL29 OG
* LUCK, ANDREW STANFORD QB12 QB
LYNN, ANTHONY D' ANTON PENN ST DB33 DC
* MANNING, TERRELL NORTH CAROLINA ST LB22 OB
MARSHALL, BRANDON NEVADA LB23 OB
MARTENS, KYLE RICE PK05 PT
MARTIN, DOUGLAS DOUG BOISE ST RB16 OH
* MARTIN, JONATHAN STANFORD OL30 OT
MARTIN, KESHAWN MICHIGAN ST WO28 WO
MARTIN, MARKELLE OKLAHOMA ST DB34 FS
MARTIN, MICHAEL MIKE MICHIGAN DL33 NT
MASSAQUOI, JONATHAN TROY DL34 DE
* MASSIE, BOBBY MISSISSIPPI OL31 OT
MATTHEWS, RISHARD NEVADA WO29 WO
MAZE, MARQUIS ALABAMA WO30 WO
MCCANTS, MATT ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM OL32 OT
MCCLAIN, ANTOINE CLEMSON OL33 OG
MCCLELLIN, SHEA BOISE ST DL35 DE
MCCRAY, KELCIE ARKANSAS ST DB35 SS
MCMILLIAN, JERRON MAINE DB36 SS
MCNUTT, MARVIN IOWA WO31 WO
MCSURDY, CALEB MONTANA LB24 IB
MEATOGA, VAUGHN HAWAII DL36 DT
MEGGETT, DAVIN MARYLAND RB17 OH
MENZIE, DE'QUAN ALABAMA DB37 DC
* MERCILUS, WHITNEY ILLINOIS DL37 DE
* MILLER, LAMAR MIAMI-FL RB18 OH
MILLER, RYAN COLORADO OL34 OG
MINNIFIELD, CHASE VIRGINIA DB38 DC
MITCHELL, CHARLES MISSISSIPPI ST DB39 SS
MOLK, DAVID MICHIGAN OL35 OC
MOORE, KASHIF CONNECTICUT WO32 WO
MOORE, KELLEN BOISE ST QB13 QB
MOORE, RENNIE CLEMSON DL38 DT
MORRIS, ALFRED FLORIDA ATLANTIC RB19 OH
MOSLEY, BRANDON AUBURN OL36 OT
MOYE, DEREK PENN ST WO33 WO
NIELSEN, TYLER IOWA LB25 OB
NIX, LUCAS LUKE PITTSBURGH OL37 OG
NORMAN, JOSHUA JOSH COASTAL CAROLINA DB40 DC
NORTMAN, BRADLEY BRAD WISCONSIN PK06 PT
OGLESBY, JOSHUA JOSH WISCONSIN OL38 OT
OSEMELE, KELECHI IOWA ST OL39 OT
* OSWEILER, BROCK ARIZONA ST QB14 QB
OWUSU, CHRIS STANFORD WO34 WO
* PAGE, ERIC TOLEDO WO35 WO
* PAIGE-MOSS, DONTE NORTH CAROLINA DL39 DE
PAULSON, DAVID OREGON TE10 TE
PEAD, ISAIAH CINCINNATI RB20 OH
PELLERIN, MICAH HAMPTON DB41 DC
* PERRY, NICK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DL40 DE
PETERSON, DEANGELO LOUISIANA ST TE11 TE
* PIERCE, BERNARD TEMPLE RB21 OH
PLEASANT, EDWARD EDDIE OREGON DB42 SS
* POE, DONTARI MEMPHIS DL41 DT
POLK, CHRISTOPHER CHRIS WASHINGTON RB22 OH
POOLE, TAUREN TENNESSEE RB23 OH
POSEY, DEVIER OHIO ST WO36 WO
POTTER, NATHANIEL NATE BOISE ST OL40 OT
POWELL, CHAZ PENN ST DB43 DC
POWELL, SHAWN FLORIDA ST PK07 PT
POWELL, TYDREKE NORTH CAROLINA DL42 DT
PRATER, SHAUN IOWA DB44 DC
PRESLEY, DE'ANDRE APPALACHIAN ST DB45 DC
PROVO, NICOLAS NICK SYRACUSE TE12 TE
QUARLES, CYHL WAKE FOREST DB46 SS
QUICK, BRIAN APPALACHIAN ST WO37 WO
RAINEY, CHRISTOPHER CHRIS FLORIDA RB24 OH
RANDALL, KHEESTON TEXAS DL43 NT
* RANDLE, RUEBEN LOUISIANA ST WO38 WO
REED, ANTWUAN PITTSBURGH DB47 DC
* REIFF, RILEY IOWA OL41 OT
RELIFORD, XIANGDRE BEAU FLORIDA ST TE13 TE
REYES, KENDALL CONNECTICUT DL44 DT
REYNOLDS, MATTHEW MATT BRIGHAM YOUNG OL42 OT
RICHARDSON, SEANDRE SEAN VANDERBILT DB48 SS
* RICHARDSON, TRENT ALABAMA RB25 OH
ROBERTSON, TRAVIAN SOUTH CAROLINA DL45 DT
* ROBINSON, JOSHUA JOSH CENTRAL FLORIDA DB49 DC
ROBINSON, KEENAN TEXAS LB26 OB
ROBINSON, LA'DIVIOSIA GERELL ARIZONA ST WO39 WO
ROBINSON, TRENTON TRENT MICHIGAN ST DB50 FS
RODGERS, JAMES OREGON ST WO40 WO
RODRIGUEZ, EVAN TEMPLE TE14 HB
ROY, BRETT NEVADA DL46 DT
SANDERS, ZEBRIE FLORIDA ST OL43 OT
* SANU, MOHAMED RUTGERS WO41 WO
SAULSBERRY, QUENTIN MISSISSIPPI ST OL44 OG
SCHWARTZ, MITCHELL CALIFORNIA OL45 OT
* SCOTT, DARRELL SOUTH FLORIDA RB26 OH
SENSABAUGH, COTY CLEMSON DB51 DC
SHELBY, DERRICK UTAH DL47 DE
SILATOLU, AMINIASI AMINI MIDWESTERN ST OL46 OT
SMITH, HARRISON NOTRE DAME DB52 FS
SMITH, JACQUIES MISSOURI DL48 DE
SOLOMON, SCOTT RICE DL49 DE
SPENCE, SEAN-RYAN SEAN MIAMI-FL LB27 OB
STAHOVICH, BRIAN SAN DIEGO ST PK08 PT
STEED, RYAN FURMAN DB53 DC
STEPHENSON, DONALD OKLAHOMA OL47 OT
STILL, DEVON PENN ST DL50 DT
* STREETER, TOMMY MIAMI-FL WO42 WO
STUPAR, STEPHEN NATHAN PENN ST LB28 OB
SWEEZY, JUSTIN J R NORTH CAROLINA ST DL51 DT
TA'AMU, ALAMEDA WASHINGTON DL52 DT
TANNEHILL, RYAN TEXAS A&M QB15 QB
TAYLOR, BRANDON LOUISIANA ST DB54 SS
TEGGART, DAVID DAVE CONNECTICUT PK09 PK
* THOMAS, DARRON OREGON QB16 QB
* THOMAS, JOHNNY OKLAHOMA ST DB55 FS
* THOMAS, PHILLIP SYRACUSE DB56 FS
THOMPSON, BRANDON CLEMSON DL53 DT
THOMPSON, CHRISTIAN SOUTH CAROLINA ST DB57 FS
TILLER, ANDREW SYRACUSE OL48 OG
TOON, NICHOLAS NICK WISCONSIN WO43 WO
TREVATHAN, DANIEL DANNY KENTUCKY LB29 OB
TROUTMAN, JOHNNIE PENN ST OL49 OG
TUPOU, CHRISTIAN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DL54 NT
TURBIN, ROBERT UTAH ST RB27 OH
TYLER, MARC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RB28 OH
TYSON, DEANGELO GEORGIA DL55 DE
UPSHAW, COURTNEY ALABAMA LB30 OB
* VERNON, OLIVIER MIAMI-FL DL56 DE
WADE, TREVIN ARIZONA DB58 DC
WAGNER, BOBBY UTAH ST LB31 IB
WALDRON, DUSTIN PORTLAND ST OL50 OT
WALSH, BLAIR GEORGIA PK10 PK
* WASHINGTON, BRANDON MIAMI-FL OL51 OT
WATKINS, ROKEVIOUS SOUTH CAROLINA OL52 OT
WEEDEN, BRANDON OKLAHOMA ST QB17 QB
WHITE, COREY SAMFORD DB59 DC
WHITE, JORDAN WESTERN MICHIGAN WO44 WO
WHITEHEAD, TAHIR TEMPLE LB32 OB
WHITTAKER, FOSWHITT FOZZY TEXAS RB29 OH
WIGGS, CARSON PURDUE PK11 PK
WILBER, KYLE WAKE FOREST LB33 OB
* WILSON, DAVID VIRGINIA TECH RB30 OH
WILSON, RUSSELL WISCONSIN QB18 QB
WINN, WILLIAM BILLY BOISE ST DL57 DT
WITT, PATRICK YALE QB19 QB
WOLFE, DEREK CINCINNATI DL58 DT
* WORTHY, JEREL MICHIGAN ST DL59 DT
WRIGHT, JARIUS ARKANSAS WO45 WO
WRIGHT, KENDALL BAYLOR WO46 WO
WYLIE, DEVON FRESNO ST WO47 WO
WYNN, DESMOND RUTGERS OL53 OG
ZEITLER, KEVIN WISCONSIN OL54 OG
ZUSEVICS, MARKUS IOWA OL55 OT
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Super Bowl TV Ratings: Giants And Patriots Not Expected To Break Viewership Record

Super Bowl XLVI was certainly an unforgettable world championship game, with the outcome determined on the final Hail Mary pass from Tom Brady, but it may not have broken last year's record viewership to become the most watched event in American TV history.

Sports Business Journal's John Ourand is reporting that the overnight rating for the game is a 47.8 rating, which is one tenth of a point less than last year's 47.9 rating. In addition, Ourand predicts that the total viewership numbers (released later today) won't eclipse last year's record setting mark by the Steelers and Packers (106.5 million viewers).

The overnight numbers were huge in Boston and New York, obviously, with Beantown scoring a 56.7 over New York's 49.7 rating. So far the biggest ratings winner is Madonna - the overnight rating for her halftime performance is a 48.3, higher than the game's total 47.8.

For more on the Giants and their improbable run to become Super Bowl champions, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl appearance, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For news, recaps, videos, GIFs, and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Best Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Chevrolet With OK Go, The E-Trade Baby

The band OK Go collaborated with Chevrolet to sell the Chevy Sonic by creating a music video where the majority of the music came from the car for their latest song "Needing/Getting." OK Go is known for making different music videos which include treadmills, an extremely low budget video, performing the Muppets theme song and using trained dogs.

This is one of the more original spots from the Super Bowl.

It would not be a Super Bowl if the E-Trade baby was not involved:


Need more? Check out our full list of Super Bowl 2012 ads and all of our Super Bowl XLVI coverage.

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Super Bowl XLVI MVP: Eli Manning Wins Second Super Bowl MVP

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning can now be considered one of the leagues elite quarterbacks as he won his second Super Bowl MVP award, both coming against the New England Patriots. Manning had a stellar game and started the game off hot by completing his first 12 passes to start the game.

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Manning completed 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards with one touchdown pass and no interceptions. Manning's touchdown pass was on their first drive of the game and a 2-yard pass to Victor Cruz. Manning also completed a classic Super Bowl catch to Mario Manningham which was a 38-yard pass on their game-winning drive, and went five of six for 74 yards on their final drive.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Super Bowl XLVI Final Score: Giants Edge Patriots In Classic Game, 21-17

The winner of Super Bowl XLVI is the New York Giants who came back from an eight-point third quarter deficit to win 21-17. The Giants offense was having trouble once they got into the New England Patriots side of the field throughout most of the game and particularly in the third quarter where the Giants were held to two field goals.

In the fourth quarter the first two possessions for each team were lengthy drives, but the end result was each team punting. The Giants second drive of the fourth quarter ended up being the game winning drive. The drive was a nine-play 88-yard drive with the key play being the first play which was an amazing catch by Mario Manningham who caught a 38-yard pass along the sideline while being doubled team and somehow he got both feet down while remaining possession.

The game-winning touchdown was a 6-yard Ahmad Bradshaw run, and Bradshaw actually wanted to down the ball at the one, but he fell into the end zone which allowed the Patriots one last chance.

The Patriots had one last chance to win the Super Bowl with 57 seconds left and Tom Brady drove them to midfield and had to attempt a Hail Mary on the last play, but the Patriots in the area were not able to come down with the ball.

Eli Manning led the Giants tonight by completing 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown. This is the Giants second Super Bowl win in four years and their fourth overall.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Super Bowl 2012 Score Update: Patriots Lead 17-15 Heading Into Fourth Quarter

The New England Patriots entered the the third quarter the same the way they ended the second quarter, which was shredding the New York Giants defense. Tom Brady led the Patriots on an eight-play 79 yard touchdown drive which was capped on a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Aaron Hernandez.

The Patriots offense is clicking on all cylinders over their past two drives, which happened to lead to touchdowns. On this third quarter drive Brady completed all four of his passes and has now completed 15 straight passes which is a Super Bowl record.

On the Giants fist possession in the second half they had a 34-yard kick off return by Jerrel Jernigan who set up the Giants with good field positoin at the 35-yard line. The Giants offense moved the ball into Patriots territory but they stalled on a 3rd and 10 play where Eli Manning's pass to Mario Manningham was only good for five yards, so they had to settle for a Lawrence Tynes 38-yard field goal to make the score 17-12.

The Giants were able to get more points on the board, but it was another field goal. After having their best field position of the game at the Patriots 48-yard line after a punt. However, the Giants did make it to the red zone at the 15, but that is where the drive stalled. On 3rd and eight Eli Manning was sacked for a loss of six yards. The end result was a 33-yard field goal to make the score 17-15 after three quarters.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show: Madonna Showcases Old Age, Irrelevance

Madonna, through no fault of her own, was forced into a corner for the Super Bowl 46 Halftime Show -- she had to follow up a magnificent 96 yard touchdown drive orchestrated by Tom Brady, as the Patriots took a 10-9 lead into halftime.

Madonna's show opened up with Roman gladiators slowly making their way across the field to the stage, before Madonna herself revealed herself on a throne before the lip syncing commenced for her hit song Vogue. As expected, there were plenty of background dancers which added little to nothing to the performance.

Vogue, at least, showcased a futuristic stage which showed various images throughout Madonna's illustrious career.

The lackluster opener segued into Music, which again illustrated Madonna's lip syncing. The backup dancers, meanwhile, prove to be more agile than Madonna -- as one would expect. If anything, Madonna was upstaged by her backup dancers during the second song of her set, something that could perhaps humble the music icon.

Music then segued into LMFAO's Sexy and I Know It, for all of a quarter of a minute, before Madonna's new song, Give Me All Your Luvin', was showcased. Nicki Minaj's appearance during the halftime show, just like her appearance on Madonna's track, seemed horrendously out of place -- just like M.I.A.'s appearance.

Give Me All Your Luvin' segued into Express Yourself, with a guest appearance from Cee Lo Green, before moving into Like A Prayer, which showcased the best part of the halftime show, as the backup singers and dancers quickly turned into a gospel choir, as Madonna, Cee Lo and the choir finished up the show with her 1989 single.

The only thing Madonna proved during the Super Bowl 46 show is her irrelevance; the halftime show was so obviously lip synced that it was painful. Madonna, though, did lip sync perfectly in time, which is much easier said than done. At least Madonna saved the best for last, and proved to be more entertaining than the Black Eyed Peas, though, that's not saying much.

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Super Bowl 2012 Halftime Score: Patriots Lead Giants, 10-9

The second quarter featured a lot of punting and defense as the New York Giants were forced to punt twice with the New England Patriots having to punt once. However it was only the Patriots who were able to put points on the board as they scored all 10 of their points in the second quarter by scoring on their first and last possessions. The first points was a short 29-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski to give the Patriots their first points of the game.

In between that field goal neither the Giants or the Patriots were able to move the ball that much as the defenses were stopping each other teams offense.


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On the Patriots touchdown scoring drive they began at their own 4-yard line and easily made their way down the field against the Giants defense. The Giants vaunted defensive line was not able to get pressure on Tom Brady who was a perfect 11-for-11 on the scoring drive. The touchdown was a 4-yard pass to Danny Woodhead.

So far in the first half Brady is 15-for-18 with 147 yards and Eli Manning is 13-for-17 for 120 yards. Both quarterbacks also have thrown one touchdown pass apiece.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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2012 Super Bowl Prop Bets: Safety Happens For First Time Since 1991

Super Bowl prop bets are a huge part of the game and a lot of them are sucker bets, such as a defensive player will score the first touchdown, will there be a fumble return for a score and one of the biggest money wasters is predicting that a safety will happen.

However, a safety did happen in this Super Bowl and it happened on the first play of the game for the New England Patriots. Tom Brady dropped back for a pass on his first play into the end zone and threw the ball away down the middle of the field, and there was no receiver in site. By being in the endzone a safety was called. The odds for a safety were 50-1 and this was the first safety since Super Bowl XXV.

Here are other prop bets that happened in the first half:

• The first play of the game was a run by the Giants.

• The first reception of the game was by Jake Ballard on the Giants' opening drive.

• The first touchdown of the game was by Giants wideout Victor Cruz. The odds were 12/1 against Cruz being the first player to record a TD.

• The first touchdown was two yards with the prop bet being over/under 10.5 yards.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Super Bowl Commercials 2012: Skechers Spot Has Mark Cuban Cameo

Dogs have been prominent feature in Super Bowl commercials this year. Skechers gets in on the act by promoting a new pair of work running shoes in a Greyhound dog race with one bulldog who looks out of place. The bulldog is wearing the Skechers GOrun shoes and completely destroys the field and pulls up just before the finish line and moon walks pass the finish line for the win.

The surprise in the ad comes at the end when there is a cameo by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.


For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Super Bowl 2012 Score: Giants Lead Patriots 9-3

The New York Giants are leading the New England Patriots 9-0 after the first quarter in Super Bowl XLVI. The Giants got on the board first when Tom Brady was called for intentional grounding when he was sitting in the endzone and threw the ball away down field where there was no receiver in site, and that was the Patriots first play of the game.

The Giants then received the ball on their next possession and were able to carve up the Patriots secondary and scored a touchdown on a nine-play 78 yard drive. The drive almost came up for naught when the Patriots Sterling Moore stripped the Giants Victor Cruz, but the Patriots had 12 men on the field so the penalty trumped the fumble.

The Giants then scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Cruz to give the Giants a 9-0 lead after the first quarter. So far on the day Manning has gone a perfect nine for nine with 77 yards. The nine straight competitions is a Super Bowl record.

The Patriots would not be held off of the scoreboard for long as they were able to put up a 29-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Sterling Moore's Huge Play Negated

SMU’s Sterling Moore has made a habit of making big plays for the Ponies and now the Patriots. He saved the Pats’ hides by stripping a ball late from Anquan Boldin in the AFC Championship game, and with New England down 2-0 and the ball at their ten, Moore stripped the ball from the Giants’ Victor Cruz, forcing a fumble which New England recovered.

Unfortunately, one of Moore’s teammates failed to leave the field. New England was penalized for twelve men on the field, resulting in a first down for the Giants and a touchdown two plays later.

That’s how you lose big games, Patriots.

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Small Capacity In Lucas Oil Stadium Costs NFL Money: Charean Williams

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star Telegram had an interesting tweet Sunday before the Super Bowl:

This will be the fourth-smallest SB crowd in history at 68,000. Some $40 million less in ticket sales alone than NFL made last year.

While $40 million isn’t necessarily the be-all-end-all in this NFL world, this factor, combined with the capacity of Dallas-Ft. Worth to absorb a huge number of visitors and what is ordinarily nice weather, does make it easy to predict that the Super Bowl will be back in DFW before too long.

Let’s hope that a lot more icy road equipment is around, just in case.

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Kelly Clarkson Sings The Super Bowl National Anthem In 134 Seconds

Burleson’s Kelly Clarkson has completed the pre-Super Bowl 46 national anthem in a paltry 2:14. That puts the time 40 seconds above the over/under of 1:34. Way to go, Kelly!

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Super Bowl Commercials 2012: Honda CR-V Brings Back Ferris Bueller

Honda has brought in Matthew Broderick to reprise his role in Ferris Bueller's Day, but instead of skipping school as in the movie, Broderick is ditching on an acting gig to take advantage of the great weather. Of course along the way he is nearly spotted by his boss a few times, but he does not get ditching a day of work.

Here's the full Ferris Bueller Super Bowl commercial for the Honda CR-V.

The Honda CR-V does get air born at the end of the commercial, but it probably does not have the same feeling as doing that in a Ferrari as was done in the movie.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Super Bowl Recipes: Former Dallas Cowboy Chad Hennings Recipe For Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Three-time Super Bowl champion and former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Chad Hennings has always been a leader. The retired nine-year pro was an instrumental cog to the Cowboys defense and in lieu of Super Bowl Sunday the man was gracious enough to share an instrumental recipe to any big game party.

Courtesy of Epicurious. here is Chad Hennings' recipe for Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas:

Ingredients
2 cups cooked and shredded or chopped chicken
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 heaping tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
1-2 small cans chopped green chilies
Approximately 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups grated Monterrey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
Couple packages of flour tortillas
Paprika
Chives

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°F.


Cook and chop or shred chicken breasts; set aside.

Sauté garlic, onion, and green pepper in oil and butter until slightly tender. Stir in flour and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add chicken broth, mix until smooth and cook until thickened. Add chilies and salt. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese and stir until smooth. Reduce heat. Add sour cream and stir until smooth. Place large scoop of chicken, cheese, and sauce in center of each tortilla. Roll up and place in oiled large baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over all rolled up tortillas and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Sprinkle with paprika and chives. Bake, covered, about 25-30 minutes. Uncover and broil for 2 minutes just to add a nice brown tint to enchiladas.

Serve with sliced avocado, chopped tomato, and salsa on top!!

To compliment the meal, serve black or pinto refried beans.

Hennings says he's, "yet to meet anyone who did not love them." So even if the game is a dud, at least you'll have some tasty enchiladas!

For the latest Super Bowl updates, be sure to follow this StoryStream. Also be sure to check out Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and Giants blog Big Blue View.

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2012 Super Bowl Prop Bets: Who Will The Super Bowl MVP Thank First?

Yes, when Super Bowl XLVI hits the big screen at your house the only thing that truly matters is the game. However, Super Bowl Sunday also comes the great opportunity to place prop bets on a game that sometimes can be a dud. Remember, we're not guaranteed an exciting Super Bowl, but we can guarantee ourselves an opportunity to make the Super Bowl viewing experience a fun one.

In visiting with our friends at Bovada, you can bet on everything from who will win the MVP to who will the said MVP thank first after winning the award. Check these four prop bets out and enjoy.

Odds on who will win the Super Bowl MVP

Tom Brady - 7/5
Eli Manning - 9/4
Victor Cruz - 8/1
Hakeem Nicks - 12/1
Wes Welker - 12/1

Odds on who will score first in the Super Bowl

Rob Gronkowski - 13/2
Aaron Hernandez - 7/1
BenJarvus Green-Ellis - 15/2
Victor Cruz - 15/2
Ahmad Bradshaw - 8/1

Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the Game thank first?

Teammates - 1/1
Coach - 12/1
Family - 8/1
God - 4/1
Owner - 6/1
Does Not Thank Anyone - 5/2

How many average viewers will the game have?

Over 117 Million Viewers -150
Under 117 Million Viewers +110

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2012 Super Bowl Line And Odds: New England Three Point Favorite Over New York

The New England Patriots ar three point favorites over the New York Giants in Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI matchup. The Patriots carry a 10-game winnings steak into the game while the Giants have knocked off two top NFC seeded teams on the road to earn the trip to Indianapolis.

The line originally opened with the Patriots as three and a half point favorites but that has come down slightly as the week has gone along. Interestingly both the Patriots and the Giants are 9-7-1 against the spread this season.

The over-under for the game is set at 55 points. Despite their offensive firepower, the Giants have only been involved in six games where the number has reached 55 this season. New England has had seven games of over 55 points and two more where they were really close to that number.

For the latest Super Bowl updates, be sure to follow this StoryStream. Also be sure to check out Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and Giants blog Big Blue View.

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Super Bowl 2012 Start Time, Live Game Coverage, Announcers And More

Pregame coverage for Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots will begin bright and early on Sunday morning starting with NFL Network's "GameDay Morning" pregame show. In addition ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" will provide coverage from 10am until 2pm. NBC will begin its broadcast with a "Road to the Super Bowl" program starting at 12pm and lasting up until pregame ceremonies culminating in the 6:29pm kickoff.

NBC's familiar game-day trio of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will be working the game. Michaels will handle play-by-play duties while Collinsworth will be serve as analyst. Michele Tafoya will be on the field as sideline reporter for the game.

Super Bowl 46 will also be streamed live online for free at NFL.com and NBCSports.com. The online feed will include additional camera angles as well as in-game stats and other interactive elements.

Game date/time: Sunday, February 5, 6:29 p.m. ET

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

TV: NBC

Online Streaming: NFL.com and NBCSports.com

For more on Super Bowl XLVI head on over to SB Nation's NFL Football page.

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2012 Super Bowl Line And Odds: Patriots Are A Slight Favorite

The New England Patriots have been widely considered to be the better team heading into Super Bowl XLVI with the New York Giants being considered the team that got hot at the right time. When the betting lines opened the Patriots were a 3.5-point favorite, but since that first line was released it has shifted toward the Giants and the line has dropped to the Patriots being a 2.5-point favorite.


Related: 25 Super Bowl Prop Bets

According to Odds Shark, the public has been betting the Giants heavily at 60 percent, however typically when the majority of the public bets one way the opposite result is likely to happen. A more logical reasons that the Giants have gained a point in the line is because of the ankle injury that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.

A few things to consider between these two teams is that the Patriots have lost their last three games against the Giants when favored and they have gone 2-6 against the spread when facing the Giants, so place your bets accordingly.

The one consolation that Dallas Cowboys fans can take into consideration is that they played both of these teams fairly close this year, but all three were loses with the season finale really stinging with the 31-17 loss to the Giant which knocked the Cowboys out of the playoffs.

For more on the Super Bowl check out Big Blue View for a Giants perspective and for everything on the Patriots go visit Pats Pulpit; for a national view from SB Nation.

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Super Bowl 46: Patriots Vs. Giants Picks

We take a look at our Super Bowl predictions from September and make our Super Bowl predictions for Sunday as the Patriots take on the Giants.

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Super Bowl 46: New York Giants Vs. New England Patriots

No, the Cowboys aren't in the Super Bowl, but you'll still watch anyway as Tom Brady looks for his fourth Super Bowl ring.

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