|Super Bowl XLVI|
|Away Team||New York Giants|
|Home Team||New England Patriots|
|Date||Sunday February 5th, 2012|
|Stadium||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth (play-by-play and color), Michele Tafoya|
Super Bowl XLVI will be an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2011 season. It will be the 42nd annual championship game of the modern-era NFL and is scheduled to be played Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kickoff time is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. EST. This will be the first Super Bowl to be played in Indianapolis, and the first time in the history of the game it will be played in consecutive years in a retractable roof stadium. This will also be only the fourth time that the Super Bowl is played in a cold-weather city, after Detroit‘s hosting of XVI and XL as well as Minneapolis‘ hosting of XXVI. Downtown Indianapolis, the home of Lucas Oil Stadium, will feature an outdoor Super Bowl Village and other programs at Indiana Convention Center.
Per convention as an even-numbered Super Bowl, the Patriots as the AFC representatives will have the home team designation. Super Bowl XLVI will be the sixth Super Bowl in which the two teams had competed in a previous Super Bowl match up, as the Giants and Patriots had previously met in Super Bowl XLII. Both head coaches (Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick) and both starting quarterbacks (Eli Manning and Tom Brady) return from Super Bowl XLII.
In the United States, the game will be televised nationally by NBC. It will also be streamed online, both to computers (via NBC.com) and mobile devices (via Verizon Wireless‘s NFL Mobile app), the first legal online streaming of a Super Bowl telecast in the USA.
Madonna had been confirmed as the performer for the Super Bowl halftime show, with M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj possibly performing as well; all three are performing on Madonna’s upcoming single “Gimme All Your Luvin” which will be performed as part of the show. The league confirmed Madonna as the performer on December 4. Other collaborators on the project include longtime Madonna collaborator Jamie King, Moment Factory and Cirque du Soleil.
The Indiana University Marching Hundred will be performing during the pregame show.
On January 12, 2012, it was reported that former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI. It marks the fourth time in the previous five years that an Idol contestant has performed the anthem (joining Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks). Husband-and-wife country musicians Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will perform “America the Beautiful” as part of the ceremonies.
Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI
Eli Manning named MVP of the game
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