Singer Whitney Houston’s rendition of the national anthem during Super Bowl XXV, backed by the Florida Orchestra, was later released as a single, where it reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the only artist to turn the national anthem into a hit single.The single was also reissued after the September 11, 2001 attacks a decade later and charted even higher on the Hot 100, reaching number six. Houston’s performance at Super Bowl XXV in 1991, during the Gulf War, is largely regarded as one of the best renditions of the U.S. national anthem in history. via wikipedia
Super Bowl XLVI will be the sixth Super Bowl in which the two teams had competed in a previous Super Bowl match up, as the Giants and Patriots had previously met in Super Bowl XLII. Both head coaches (Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick) and both starting quarterbacks (Eli Manning and Tom Brady) return from Super Bowl XLII.
Here is a look at their first match up….
Super Bowl 42 was held on February 3, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It was a rematch of the final game of the regular season. The Patriots won that game 38–35 to complete the first perfect regular season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins team. New England entered Super Bowl XLII as 12-point favorites.The New York Giants came into this game as the NFC Wild Card team winning ten straight games on the road.