T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Many Super Bowl records set or tied

Seattle Seahawks' Cliff Avril celebrates after Super Bowl

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It was a blow out Seahawks win, but that doesn't mean there weren't some interesting records set during Super Bowl XLVIII:

SUPER BOWL RECORDS SET IN SUPER BOWL XLVIII

Quickest Score From Start of Game – 12 seconds, Seattle

Most Playing Time In The Lead, Game, Team – 59 minutes, 48 seconds, Seattle

Most Completions, Game – 34, Peyton Manning

Most Receptions, Game – 13,...

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Eli Manning helping make Peyton Manning comfortable

Peyton Manning #18 of the AFC's Denver Broncos

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Eli Manning is doing everything he can to make his brother’s stay in New Jersey comfortable. It began last week when he took on the role of ticket wrangler for the long list of Manning family and friends and it culminated last night by making sure that Peyton headed into Wednesday’s first regular practice of the week on a full stomach. “He came over for dinner last night and I cooked him a...

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Super Bowl fans will have warm hands

The frozen Great South Bay is viewed through

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If this week has taught us anything, it’s that the weather can vary tremendously at this time of year. One day we’re getting a snowstorm named Hercules, then we’re in an arctic vortex with single-digit temperatures, and the next (or at least a few days later if the Saturday forecast is correct) we’re in the 50s.

So no one can know what is in store for us on Feb. 2 when the Super Bowl rolls...

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Giants move out, make room for NFC reps at Super Bowl

Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) reacts during the

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Players typically clean out their lockers the day after their season ends, but for the Giants that chore had deeper indignity this year. In a few weeks another team will be invading their space as Quest Diagnostics Training Center becomes the Super Bowl home for the NFC representative.

“Whoever they are, I hope they don’t trash the place up and they respect it like we do,” Terrell Thomas said....

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Giants make a habit of winning Super Bowls and missing playoffs two straight years

Osi Umenyiora, left, and Devin Thomas of the

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We made a big deal last year when the Giants came off a Super Bowl victory and failed to make the playoffs the following season. That happens quite often. It was the 14th time in 47 Super Bowls. Not exactly a rarity.

But how often does a team win a Super Bowl and miss the playoffs the next two seasons as the Giant shave now accomplished?

This is only the seventh time that’s happened...

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Tony Romo probably wouldn't like Jerry Reese's countdown to Super Bowl 48

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo celebrates his touchdown

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Hosting a Super Bowl brings with it a certain amount of pressure. The Giants are carrying that weight this year. Two years ago it was carried by the Cowboys. So how did Tony Romo handle that?

“It’s whatever you make it to be,” he said of the 2010 season that ended with the Packers beating the Steelers in his home office.

In Romo’s case, he tried to make it as little as possible.

“More...

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