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Eli, Brady, Coughlin, Weatherford set Super Bowl records

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Super Bowl XLVI is in the books.  And four men have added their names to the Super Bowl record books.

Courtesy of the NFL, the men who set Super Bowl records on Sunday night were Eli Manning, Tom Brady, Tom Coughlin, and Steve Weatherford.

Eli has the most completions to start a Super Bowl game with nine.  Brady has the most consecutive completions in Super Bowl history with 16.  Brady also is the career Super Bowl leader in attempts (197), completions (127), and yards (1,277).

At 65, Coughlin is the oldest coach to ever win a Super Bowl.  Weatherford has the most punts inside the 10 yard line in one game, with three.

Most importantly for Eli, Coughlin, and Weatherford:  They’ll soon have brand-new Super Bowl rings.

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32 Responses to “Eli, Brady, Coughlin, Weatherford set Super Bowl records”
  1. dirtmcgirt24 says: Feb 6, 2012 1:06 AM

    In case anyone wanted to review the list of Top 100 players in the NFL in 2011, as voted on by the players, and specifically quarterbacks:

    1. Tom Brady
    2. Peyton Manning
    9. Drew Brees
    11. Aaron Rodgers
    20. Michael Vick
    26. Phillip Rivers
    41. Ben Roethlisberger
    52. Matt Ryan
    72. Tony Romo
    86. Josh Freeman
    90. Joe Flacco
    100. Donovan McNabb

    OMITTED: Reigning and 2-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning

  2. damnyoulinelliot says: Feb 6, 2012 1:08 AM

    Madonna also surpassed Black Eyed Peas, Phil Collins, Up With People, and Shania Twain (all combined) as having the worst Super Bowl halftime show ever.

  3. trbowman says: Feb 6, 2012 1:09 AM

    Weatherford is awesome. I loved his reactions after every punt.

  4. seageo says: Feb 6, 2012 1:09 AM

    Most importantly for Brady, Coughlin, and Weatherford: They’ll soon have brand-new Super Bowl rings.
    ————————————————————-

    Oh really? Hows Brady gonna pull that one off?

  5. trbowman says: Feb 6, 2012 1:09 AM

    “Man, I really miss Matt Dodge!”

    Signed, the rest of the NFL.

  6. swagger52 says: Feb 6, 2012 1:13 AM

    Tom Brady puts a “little” dig on Wes Welker.

    Brady said…”We just came up a little bit short,” “There were some missed opportunities out there.

  7. seahawksfan25 says: Feb 6, 2012 1:15 AM

    Congrats to the Giants. Especially coach Coughlin. As much as he been on the hot seat his coaching career to come away with 2 Rings and to beat the Patroits both times..I say u coach as long as you want. Let’s talk extension.

  8. kinguga says: Feb 6, 2012 1:15 AM

    Congrats to those Giants. Those dudes took care of business. I have all the respect in the world for Brady, but Eli is a beast.

  9. bspurloc says: Feb 6, 2012 1:15 AM

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    woohooo More thigns added on to making Eli much better than peyton and marino combined!

    2 SB RIngs
    2 SB MVPs
    and some SB measly records!

    18-1!!
    GO GIANTS!

  10. rascalmanny says: Feb 6, 2012 1:23 AM

    Win one for the good guys.

    SO HAPPY for Eli’s win in Peyton’s house.

    And just a few short years ago, Giant’s fans wanted to trade or cut Eli.

    After YEARS of espn kissing the backside of Michael Vick, among others, Eli stands tall.

  11. onebucplace says: Feb 6, 2012 1:44 AM

    Never confuse a great game with a great team. This is a 9-7 team that was able to put up 19 points of offense against the worst defense in the game. Entertaining game = YES, All-Time Great Teams = NOOOOO.

    Also the Pats now have to be looked at like the winning version of the Bills from those SB years. All their SB’s are close because they were never great — great teams demolish their opponents.

    I think Eli gets about 190yds, 1td, 5ints against the Bucs 2002 D — that’s an all time team. Just be honest for a moment and ask yourself how well would Tom Brady have played against that sorry NE defense? In other words stop giving so much credit to Eli, he’s a very good QB and does well when the game is on the line (at least against a bad defense) but he’s not an all-time great QB — your defense won that game for you. This isn’t a dis, I have nothing against Eli, I’m just shocked at how all the talk is about him and if he’s a HOF — how about one more season with a QB rating above 90 than below 70, for 2011/12 that’s pretty easy for even average QBs.

  12. truthfactory says: Feb 6, 2012 1:54 AM

    Brady= Dink and Dunk King. Short quick routes and count on WR’s and TE’s to rack up the YAC.

    Brady= System QB. Cassel did well in there when he took over, so did Hoyer and Mallet in pre-season.

    It’s set up for easy quick passes and he does a great job doing it. But, it’s more of a system IMO

  13. coachjesse18 says: Feb 6, 2012 1:55 AM

    Just throwing it out there…
    Eli Manning now has more of Brady’s rings than Gisele ;)
    Hahaha

    Gmen!!!!

  14. bleed4philly says: Feb 6, 2012 2:02 AM

    how many superbowls have the patriots won since they got caught cheating? Oh that’s right, ZERO!!!

  15. demsaintsboyz says: Feb 6, 2012 2:17 AM

    Congrats To the Giants.

  16. DonRSD says: Feb 6, 2012 2:27 AM

    Going to see the ONLY LT next weekend as he has a picture thing going on in Boca with the best man ever on radio, Sid Rosenberg.

    How about a good Super Bowl record = Eli/Coughlin = 2-0 vs Gentle Tom/Belichick.

    When will Eli/Tom get the credit they deserve???

  17. weeny00 says: Feb 6, 2012 2:27 AM

    if i were anti new york Giants, i would never make them make it into the playoffs.. if they get hot, theres no stopping them.. Packers would of repeat bcoz GIANTS IS A HEART OF A CHAMPION….

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 6, 2012 2:40 AM

    Tom has a free pass in New York for as long as he wants to coach. And he’ll never pay for dinner again, either.

  19. msclemons67 says: Feb 6, 2012 3:12 AM

    The Giants’ defense also set a record. After giving up 400 points this year they are now the worst defense to ever win a Super Bowl.

    Tuck, Osi and Company earned a seat at the Trent Dilfer table.

  20. 420hippy says: Feb 6, 2012 3:26 AM

    hats off to all the players in the superbowl

  21. gcsuk says: Feb 6, 2012 5:40 AM

    onebucplace says:
    Feb 6, 2012 1:44 AM

    I think Eli gets about 190yds, 1td, 5ints against the Bucs 2002 D — that’s an all time team.
    ———————————————————–

    Yeah, because when I think of all-time QBs, “Brad Johnson” is right at the top of my list.

    Not a homer post AT ALL. How many points would Brad Johnson have put up against the 2002 TB defense? And remind the class how TB did this year.

  22. bshuclassof2012 says: Feb 6, 2012 6:16 AM

    truthfactory says:
    Feb 6, 2012 1:54 AM
    Brady= Dink and Dunk King. Short quick routes and count on WR’s and TE’s to rack up the YAC.

    Brady= System QB. Cassel did well in there when he took over, so did Hoyer and Mallet in pre-season.

    It’s set up for easy quick passes and he does a great job doing it. But, it’s more of a system IMO
    ———————————————————–

    Joe Montana was the same kind of player. You are deluding yourself to think that Brady is just a system QB, that dude is a real competitor. Eli Manning has won me over though. Way to step out that imposing shadow cast by your overrated Dad and Brother by being a winner! Congrats to the Giants and their fans. Congrats to the Patriots for a great season. I know what it’s like to be a dropped catch away from winning a big games.

  23. dasman7400 says: Feb 6, 2012 6:17 AM

    just like four years ago it’ll go down as one of the best superbowl games ever.

  24. vicioustackle says: Feb 6, 2012 7:21 AM

    A public apology from me to Eli Manning…

    Early on in his career, I kept ranting that Philip Rivers would win a Super Bowl long before Eli.

    Well?

    Looks like I was wrong!

    Eli IS among the elite and nothing will ever take that away.

    Way to go! Long may you run.

  25. canucks17 says: Feb 6, 2012 7:29 AM

    Looks like Bill is having a rough year, lost the Super Bowl and against the Bills this year

  26. theytukrjobs says: Feb 6, 2012 8:18 AM

    My 6 week old son is the only person in the house that seemed to enjoy the halftime show.

  27. bray72 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:23 AM

    Perhaps this game will help put to rest the erroneous theory that QB and the passing game are the keys to ultimate success. While they’re very important, a balanced attack with excellent defense and an effective running game are critical to championship success.

    While the defensive stats are not great, there was a lot of excellent defense played last night! Don’t forget, there were two great QBs out there and some excellent receivers.

  28. drewbo22 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:32 AM

    That is why you a scrambling qb, on the Brady int, if he wasn’t such a wuss he could have ran for 4 or 5 yards. Watching him duck from perceived rushers when no one was around him was classic.

    BRADY equals over-rated….Eli is also over rated.

    Great team effort for giants against a pathetic NE defense.

  29. haywoodjablomee says: Feb 6, 2012 8:49 AM

    Wonder where the Jaguars would be if they didn’t run off Coughlan. Giants almost screwed up by trying to run him off. Great coach.

  30. rcampore says: Feb 6, 2012 9:12 AM

    msclemons67 says: Feb 6, 2012 3:12 AM

    The Giants’ defense also set a record. After giving up 400 points this year they are now the worst defense to ever win a Super Bowl.

    Tuck, Osi and Company earned a seat at the Trent Dilfer table.

    _____________________________________

    You couldn’t hold those defensive player’s jocks. You obviously know nothing about the Giants this year. They had over a dozen players on IR and most of them on defense. They lost 4 starting CB/DBs and had safeties playing corner, had rookies playing LB and CB. Tuck was playing hurt, Osi missed 4 games and they had to go sign a LB that was teaching before he came back to play.

    They finally started to get healthy and the players actually played together during the end of the season and the Giants defense showed what it finally really could do the last 6 weeks of the season.

  31. bigjimatch says: Feb 6, 2012 12:01 PM

    Weatherford needs to shut up about the Jets. Westoff trashed him because he played awful in the playoffs last year. He should just enjoy his Superbowl ring and his great performance and move on with his life, bring up the Jets every time he speaks makes him sound pathetic.

  32. axespray says: Feb 6, 2012 5:57 PM

    dirtmcgirt24 says:Feb 6, 2012 1:06 AM
    “In case anyone wanted to review the list of Top 100 players in the NFL in 2011, as voted on by the players, and specifically quarterbacks:
    1. Tom Brady
    2. Peyton Manning
    9. Drew Brees
    11. Aaron Rodgers
    20. Michael Vick

    OMITTED: Reigning and 2-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning”
    ——————————————–
    Probably cause leading the league in turnovers and costing your playoff caliber team (with a top ten defense) a playoff spot in a very winnable NFC playoff bracket had something to do with it.

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