Super Bowl XLVI: TV Schedule, Live Stream and More for Giants vs. Patriots

Alex KayCorrespondent IJanuary 31, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots waits for a play in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and this year’s edition will feature the New England Patriots squaring off against the New York Giants.

It’s going to be an epic game between two teams with a lot of bad blood.

This stems back to their geographic locations and a rivalry that was truly born in the 2008 Super Bowl.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about where and how to watch this game and so much more.

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

When: Sunday, February 5 at 6:29 p.m. EDT

Watch: NBC, and (Live Streams)

Betting Line: Patriots -3 (via

What's At Stake?

The Lombardi Trophy. Every team began this season on a mission to win the Super Bowl and it’s down to the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

Both these teams met in the big game back in 2008, when the G-Men spoiled the Pats then-perfect 18-0 record on the way to Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin’s first championship.

New England is going to be seeking revenge and hoping that things turn out much different this time around.

New York will be trying to make sure that nothing changes and that they can pressure Tom Brady into mistakes, turnovers and punts.


Giants Injury Report

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Patriots Injury Report

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What They're Saying

Ron Borges of The Boston Herald pointed out that coach Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin are quite similar and have a shared history.

The similarities between them are eerie. Both are descendants of Parcells who coached together from 1988-90 in New York. Each left following that Super Bowl season to become head coaches, Coughlin at Boston College, Belichick with the Browns. Each has gone on to be highly successful. Belichick rebounded from his failures in Cleveland to win three Super Bowls as a head coach and tie Tom Landry by reaching his fifth this week. Meanwhile, Coughlin became the most successful expansion team coach in NFL history, leading the Jaguars to the AFC title game in only his second season.

Ben Shpigel of The New York Times found that the Giants are going to need to pressure Brady to force mistakes, not necessarily sack him.

Even if the Giants cannot drop Brady as often as they did four years ago, constant harassment might be as efficient. According to, Brady’s completion percentage over the Patriots’ 18 games dropped, to 48.6 from 70.6, and his yards per attempt plunged, to 7.5 from 8.9, when he was under pressure.


Giants Player to Watch: Eli Manning

Eli is going to need to play well in order to lead his G-Men past the Pats.

He had his finest season passing the ball of his career and will need to play up to that level to match Brady and his opponent’s dynamic offense.


Patriots Player to Watch: Rob Gronkowski

The Gronk had an epic season and scored a ridiculous 18 touchdowns from the TE position.

Unfortunately, the Patriots biggest TD threat is questionable with an ankle injury he suffered in the AFC Championship Game.

If he isn’t 100 percent, the team will struggle to make up for his production.


Key Matchup: Giants Defensive Line vs. Patriots Offensive Line

The Giants have arguably the best pass-rush in football and racked up a ridiculous 57 sacks so far this season.

Brady isn’t an incredible QB when under pressure or taking hits, so Big Blue’s priority is to blow the pocket up and take down the signal caller.

The Pats’ offensive line is going to do their best to contain Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Jason Pierre-Paul and the rest of the beastly pass rush.


Patriots 35 – Giants 28