1 – Number of Super Bowls that Eli Manning has won. Ironically, it’s also the same number of Super Bowls that Tom Brady has lost.
3 – The opening point spread at most sports books of this year’s Super Bowl. (Patriots –3, that is.)
3.5 – Number of sacks that Osi Umenyiora has compiled this postseason, which ties him for the most along with Houston’s J.J. Watt and Brooks Reed.
4 – Number of defensive ends that the Giants can lineup at the same time. (Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Dave Tollefson.)
9 – Combined number of Pro Bowls that Manning and Brady have appeared in.
12.5 – The number that the Patriots were favored by the last time they played the Giants in the Super Bowl.
16 – Number of top-seeded teams from the AFC that have made the Super Bowl since 1977. (Only four were crowned champions, although the Patriots were one of those four in 2003.)
18 – Number of touchdowns Rob Gronkowski compiled during the regular season, second only to Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy (20).
20 – Teams that fail to score 20 points in the Super Bowl are 1-22 since 1977. The only team since 1977 to score less than 20 points and still win? The 2008 Giants, who beat the Patriots, 17-14.
46 – Well, this one is pretty obvious…it’s the number of passes Brady attempted in the Patriots’ Week 16 win over the Dolphins.
55.5 – The total that most sports books opened at for this year’s Super Bowl.
75.4 – Brady’s passer rating against the Giants in the Patriots’ 24-20 loss in Week 9 of the regular season.
199 – The pick that the Patriots used to select Brady in 2000.
335 – Number of receiving yards Hakeem Nicks has compiled this postseason (best in the NFL).
3,982 – Average price, in dollars, of one Super Bowl ticket.
13,000 – Hotel rooms in Indianapolis. All are booked for the weekend and some at a 1,700% higher price than the conventional fee.
68,000 – Capacity at Lucas Oil Stadium after it was expanded from 63,000 for the big game.
3,500,000 – The cost of a 30-second commercial for this year’s Super Bowl.
50,000,000 – Estimated cases of beer consumed by fans on Super Bowl Sunday.
1.25 Billion – Apparently this is the number of chicken wings that will be consumed on Sunday. God we’re fat…
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