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Super Bowl XLII: By the Numbers


Minyanville shares a bit of numeric significance for Sunday's game.

While Hoofy and Boo hash out the numbers for the wide variety of Super Bowl prop bets, Minyanville shares a bit of numeric significance for Sunday's game.

Super Bowl XLII By The Numbers:

Number of interceptions Eli Manning has thrown in the 2007 playoffs: 0

Number of interceptions Eli Manning threw in the 2007 regular season: 20

Number of interceptions Rex Grossman threw in the 2006 regular season: 20

Oldest player to appear in a Super Bowl: Jeff Feagles (in Super Bowl XLII) 41 years, 335 days

Payout to each member of the team that loses: $40,000

Payout to each member of the team that wins: $78,000

Cost of the cheapest ticket available on StubHub: $1,995

Cost of the most expensive ticket available on StubHub: $11,668

Distance between Giants Stadium and Gillette Stadium: 209 miles

New York Giants 2007 Payroll: $75,755,388

New England Patriots 2007 Payroll: $117,963,182

New York City budget for 2007: $40,086,000,000

Boston City budget for 2007: $2,162,700,000

Cost to build Giants Stadium in 1976: $78,000,000

Cost to build Gillette Stadium in 2002: $325,000,000

Average cost of a ticket to a regular season Giants game: $81.29

Average cost of a ticket to a regular season Patriots game: $90.89 (highest in the NFL)

The Giants have been owned by the Mara Family since: 1925

The Patriots have been owned by Bob Kraft since: 1994

Tom Brady's Zodiac sign: Leo

Eli Manning's Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Super Bowl History By The Numbers:

Punts returned for a touchdown: 0

Number of shutouts: 0

Number of games decided in overtime: 0

Number of complete tapes in existence of Super Bowl I or II: 0

Number of teams that have scored 30 points and lost: 1 (Cowboys in Super Bowl XII)

Number of times the AFC won the Super Bowl from 1982-1997: 1 (Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII)

Most consecutive wins by any team: 2

Most interceptions by a defensive player: Rod Martin (3)

Most MVPs won by a single player: Joe Montana (3)

Most interceptions thrown in a single game: Rich Gannon (5)

Cost of a seat at Super Bowl I: $6

Most appearances by a single player: Mike Lodish (6)

Most appearances by a coach: Don Shula (6)

Rushing yards New England tallied against Chicago in Super Bowl XX: 7

Most appearances in the Super Bowl by a single team: Dallas Cowboys (8)

Running plays attempted by Miami in Super Bowl XIX against San Francisco: 9

Rushing yards AFC rushing leader Thurman Thomas managed in Super Bowl XXVI against Dallas: 13

Number of years since Junior Seau last appeared in a Super Bowl: 13 (longest span in history)

Total number of touchdowns scored by the Dallas Cowboys: 26

Points scored by the Washington Redskins in the first half of Super Bowl XXII: 35

Pass attempts by Dan Marino in Super Bowl XIX: 50

Longest field goal: Steve Christie: 54

Arrests for minor crimes in San Francisco on the day the 49ers won Super Bowl XVI in 1982: 92

Average daily arrests for minor crimes in San Francisco in 1982: 360

Total number of people who have attended Super Bowl games: 3,205,733
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