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Super Bowl: Super Bowl XLII

The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 to become Super Bowl champions!

Episode Info

Episode number: 42x1
Airdate: Sunday February 03rd, 2008

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

Germany Feb 03, 2008

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (11 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
New England Patriots
As AFC Champions (Loser)
New York Giants
As NFC Champions (Winner)
Eli Manning

Musical Guests
Jordin Sparks
As Herself (National Anthem)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
As Themselves (Halftime Show)
Main Cast
Joe Buck
As Announcer
Troy Aikman
As Color Commentator
Pam Oliver
As Sideline Reporter
Chris Myers
As Sideline Reporter
Episode Notes
The Patriots and Giants also played in Week 17 of the regular season, with New England winning 38-35, completing their 16-0 record.

The Patriots were the favorite by 12.

Jordin Sparks, the previous American Idol winner, sang the National Anthem.

The Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers 21-12 to get to the Super Bowl, while the Giants defeated the Green Bay Packers 23-20 in overtime to get there.

The Patriots were 18-0 entering this game, trying to become only the second team to go undefeated in the entire season.

Eli Manning won the Super Bowl MVP award a year after his brother Peyton won the award.

The second most watched television program ever in the United States. The Nielsen Rating was 43.3.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jordin SparksThe Star-Spangled Banner 
Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersFree Fallin' 
Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersI Won't Back Down 
Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersAmerican Girl 
Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersRunnin' Down A Dream 

Warning: Super Bowl season 42 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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