Super Bowl 2012: New York Giants Defeat New England Patriots, 21-17, In Thriller

Super Bowl 46 ended much like Super Bowl 42, with the New York Giants squeaking out a 21-17 win in a thriller.

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2012 Super Bowl TV Ratings: Patriots, Giants Help Set Viewship Records

The overall TV ratings for the 2012 Super Bowl may not have beaten last year's or halftime-show performer Madonna, but the big game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots did set a new viewership record with 111.3 million average viewers.

Reported earlier, the Super Bowl received a overnight rating of 47.8 rating, which was down a tenth of last year's (47.9).

The Giants ended up edging the Patriots, 21-17, to claim their second Super Bowl title in five years and fourth overall. The Patriots failed to avenge a loss to the Giants in the '08 Super Bowl, which featured New England losing 17-14.

For more on the Giants and their improbable run to become Super Bowl champions, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl appearance, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For news, recaps, videos, GIFs, and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Super Bowl 2013 Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 100-1 Long Shots

Sunday's conclusion to the 2011-'12 NFL season, which featured the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl 2012 means, that Monday is the official start of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers '12-13 campaign. And according to Las Vegas oddsmakers at the MGM Grand, the Bucs have long-shot odds (100-1) to win the 2013 Super Bowl.

The Buccaneers, who finished last season with the NFC South's worst record (4-12) and just hired an unproven head coach Greg Schiano, have lightly better odds than the Washington Redskins (125-1) and Jacksonville Jaguars (150-1), who are at the bottom of the totem pole.

Meanwhile, the Patriots (5-1) are the odds-on favorite to win it all over the Green Bay Packers (11-2), Pittsburgh Steelers (6-1) and Philadelphia Eagles (6-1) and defending champion Giants (8-1).

Here's the complete list:

New England Patriots    5-1
Green Bay Packers      11-2
Pittsburgh Steelers     6-1
Philadelphia Eagles     6-1
New York Giants         8-1
New Orleans Saints     10-1
San Francisco 49ers    10-1
San Diego Chargers     12-1
Houston Texans         12-1
Chicago Bears          17-1
Detroit Lions          18-1
Atlanta Falcons        18-1
Dallas Cowboys         20-1
Baltimore Ravens       20-1
New York Jets          20-1
Indianapolis Colts     25-1
Tennessee Titans       30-1
Cincinnati Bengals     30-1
Buffalo Bills          50-1
Kansas City Chiefs     50-1
Seattle Seahawks       50-1
Denver Broncos         50-1
Carolina Panthers      50-1
Miami Dolphins         50-1
St. Louis Rams         50-1
Oakland Raiders        60-1
Minnesota Vikings      60-1
Arizona Cardinals      60-1
Cleveland Browns       75-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers  100-1
Washington Redskins   125-1
Jacksonville Jaguars  150-1

For more on the Buccaneers, visit the SB Nation blog Bucs Nation.

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Super Bowl Winners: Giants Move Into Fourth-Place Tie On All-Time List

The New York Giants downed the New England Patriots, 21-17, in the 2012 Super Bowl Sunday, and moved into some elite company in the all-time championship list. The Giants, who earned the franchise's fourth title, moved from a tie for fifth all-time to a three-way tie for fourth.

The Green Bay Packers are the only other NFL organization with four Super Bowl titles and trailed the Pittsburgh Steelers (6), Dallas Cowboys (5) and San Fransisco 49ers (5).

Meanwhile, the Patriots remain in a three-way tie for fifth all-time with the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins, who all have three Super Bowl crowns.

Currently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of seven franchise that have won the Super Bowl.

For more on the Giants and their improbable run to become Super Bowl champions, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl appearance, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For news, recaps, videos, GIFs, and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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