Daily Archives: February 5, 2012

Eli Manning and New York Giants Win Super Bowl 21-17 over Patriots

Congrats to Eli Manning and the New York Giants. Manning now moves into the next level of great quarterbacks by winning one or more Super Bowls. He definitely should be considered for the Hall of Fame after his career ends. By defeating the Tom Brady and the Patriots, Manning kept Brady from that ultra-elite category of quarterbacks who have won four Super Bowls. That class still belongs to Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana.

By the way, I was actually pulling for Brady and the Patriots. I was hoping to see him join the ultra-elite category. The real kicker is that it still seems the team that I pull for in the Super Bowl, or World Series, or whatever championship game happens to be taking place, I end up pulling for the losing team. As for teams that I pulled for that won, I pulled for the Broncos in 1998, 1999 to win and they did. I also predicted the Giants would win the last time they played the Patriots, but I’m sure I wasn’t pulling for them. You can see my record is dismal.

Here is a list, provided by Wikipedia of the past Super Bowl winners:

Game Date Winning team Score Losing team
I

January 15, 1967

Green Bay Packers

35–10

Kansas City Chiefs^

II

January 14, 1968

Green Bay Packers (2)

33–14

Oakland Raiders^

III

January 12, 1969

New York Jets^

16–7

Baltimore Colts

IV

January 11, 1970

Kansas City Chiefs^ (2)

23–7

Minnesota Vikings

V

January 17, 1971

Baltimore Colts (2)

16–13

Dallas Cowboys*

VI

January 16, 1972

Dallas Cowboys* (2)

24–3

Miami Dolphins

VII

January 14, 1973

Miami Dolphins (2)

14–7

Washington Redskins*

VIII

January 13, 1974

Miami Dolphins (3)

24–7

Minnesota Vikings* (2)

IX

January 12, 1975

Pittsburgh Steelers

16–6

Minnesota Vikings* (3)

X

January 18, 1976

Pittsburgh Steelers (2)

21–17

Dallas Cowboys* (3)[note 3]

XI

January 9, 1977

Oakland Raiders (2)

32–14

Minnesota Vikings* (4)

XII

January 15, 1978

Dallas Cowboys* (4)

27–10

Denver Broncos

XIII

January 21, 1979

Pittsburgh Steelers (3)

35–31

Dallas Cowboys* (5)

XIV

January 20, 1980

Pittsburgh Steelers (4)

31–19

Los Angeles Rams*

XV

January 25, 1981

Oakland Raiders (3)[note 3]

27–10

Philadelphia Eagles*

XVI

January 24, 1982

San Francisco 49ers*

26–21

Cincinnati Bengals

XVII

January 30, 1983

Washington Redskins* (2)

27–17

Miami Dolphins (4)

XVIII

January 22, 1984

Los Angeles Raiders (4)

38–9

Washington Redskins* (3)

XIX

January 20, 1985

San Francisco 49ers* (2)

38–16

Miami Dolphins (5)

XX

January 26, 1986

Chicago Bears*

46–10

New England Patriots[note 3]

XXI

January 25, 1987

New York Giants*

39–20

Denver Broncos (2)

XXII

January 31, 1988

Washington Redskins* (4)

42–10

Denver Broncos (3)

XXIII

January 22, 1989

San Francisco 49ers* (3)

20–16

Cincinnati Bengals (2)

XXIV

January 28, 1990

San Francisco 49ers* (4)

55–10

Denver Broncos (4)

XXV

January 27, 1991

New York Giants* (2)

20–19

Buffalo Bills

XXVI

January 26, 1992

Washington Redskins* (5)

37–24

Buffalo Bills (2)

XXVII

January 31, 1993

Dallas Cowboys* (6)

52–17

Buffalo Bills (3)[note 3]

XXVIII

January 30, 1994

Dallas Cowboys* (7)

30–13

Buffalo Bills (4)

XXIX

January 29, 1995

San Francisco 49ers* (5)

49–26

San Diego Chargers

XXX

January 28, 1996

Dallas Cowboys* (8)

27–17

Pittsburgh Steelers (5)

XXXI

January 26, 1997

Green Bay Packers* (3)

35–21

New England Patriots (2)

XXXII

January 25, 1998

Denver Broncos (5)[note 3]

31–24

Green Bay Packers* (4)

XXXIII

January 31, 1999

Denver Broncos (6)

34–19

Atlanta Falcons*

XXXIV

January 30, 2000

St. Louis Rams* (2)

23–16

Tennessee Titans[note 3]

XXXV

January 28, 2001

Baltimore Ravens[note 3]

34–7

New York Giants* (3)

XXXVI

February 3, 2002

New England Patriots (3)

20–17

St. Louis Rams* (3)

XXXVII

January 26, 2003

Tampa Bay Buccaneers*

48–21

Oakland Raiders (5)

XXXVIII

February 1, 2004

New England Patriots (4)

32–29

Carolina Panthers*

XXXIX

February 6, 2005

New England Patriots (5)

24–21

Philadelphia Eagles* (2)

XL

February 5, 2006

Pittsburgh Steelers (6)[note 3]

21–10

Seattle Seahawks*

XLI

February 4, 2007

Indianapolis Colts (3)

29–17

Chicago Bears* (2)

XLII

February 3, 2008

New York Giants* (4)[note 3]

17–14

New England Patriots (6)

XLIII

February 1, 2009

Pittsburgh Steelers (7)

27–23

Arizona Cardinals*

XLIV

February 7, 2010

New Orleans Saints*

31–17

Indianapolis Colts (4)

XLV

February 6, 2011

Green Bay Packers* (5)[note 3]

31–25

Pittsburgh Steelers (8)

XLVI

February 5, 2012

New York Giants* (5)

21–17

New England Patriots (7)

XLVII

February 3, 2013

2012–13 AFC Champion at 2012–13 NFC Champion*

To be determined (TBD)

XLVIII

February 2, 2014

2013–14 NFC Champion* at 2013–14 AFC Champion

To be determined (TBD)

XLIX

February 1, 2015

2014–15 AFC Champion at 2014–15 NFC Champion*

To be determined (TBD)