XLVI by the numbers

Super Bowl XLVI will be looked at from a lot different angles over the next 14 days. Let’s start with the straight-up facts.

Matchup: New England Patriots vs. New York Giants
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:25 p.m. ET in Indianapolis, Indiana (NBC)

Patriots:
Last Super Bowl appearance: 2007 (17-14 loss to the Giants)
Super Bowl record: 3-3
Postseason record: 23-15

Giants:
Last Super Bowl appearance: 2007 (17-14 win over the Patriots)
Super Bowl record: 3-1
Postseason record: 23-24

Points per game, regular season
Patriots: 32.1 (3rd)
Giants: 24.6 (9th)

Points per game, playoffs
Patriots: 34.0 (2nd)
Giants: 27.0 (4th)

Yards per game, regular season
Patriots: 428.0 (2nd)
Giants: 385.1 (8th)

Yards per game, playoffs
Patriots: 419.5 (2nd)
Giants: 404.7  (4th)

Third-down percentage, regular season
Patriots: 46 (T-4th)
Giants: 37 (T-14th)

Third-down percentage, playoffs
Patriots: 47 (4th)
Giants: 44 (T-6th)

Sacks allowed, regular season
Patriots: 32 (T-9th)
Giants: 28 (7th)

Sacks allowed per game, playoffs
Patriots: 0.5 (2nd)
Giants: 2.7 (7th)

Points per game allowed, regular season
Patriots: 21.4 (15th)
Giants: 25.0 (25th)

Points per game allowed, playoffs
Patriots: 15.0 (T-2nd)
Giants: 13.0 (1st)

Yards per game allowed, regular season
Patriots: 411.1 (31st)
Giants: 376.4 (27th)

Yards per game allowed, playoffs
Patriots: 325.0 (4th)
Giants: 321.0 (2nd)

Third-down percentage against, regular season
Patriots: 43 (T-26th)
Giants: 38 (T-17th)

Third-down percentage against, playoffs
Patriots: 46 (T-7th)
Giants: 28 (1st)

Sacks, regular season
Patriots: 40 (14th)
Giants: 48 (T-3rd)

Sacks per game, playoffs
Patriots: 4.0 (3rd)
Giants: 3.0 (4th)

Turnover ratio, regular season
Patriots: +17 (3rd)
Giants: +7 (T-7th)

Turnover ratio, playoffs
Patriots: -3 (T-9th)
Giants: +5 (2nd)

Players still on the active roster from last Super Bowl:
Patriots: 7 (Tom Brady, Matt Light, Vince Wilfork, Wes Welker, Logan Mankins, Kevin Faulk, Stephen Gostkowski)
Giants: 17 (Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw, Zak DeOssie, Aaron Ross, Dave Tollefson, D.J. Ware, Mathias Kiwanuka, Kevin Boothe, Chase Blackburn, Brandon Jacobs, Justin Tuck, Corey Webster, Chris Snee, Kareem McKenzie, Lawrence Tynes, David Diehl, Osi Umenyiora)

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