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10 Super Bowl trivia questions ahead of Giants-Patriots

David Tyree #85 of the Giants celebrates touchdown

David Tyree #85 of the Giants celebrates touchdown against the Patriots, Super Bowl XLII. (Getty) Credit: David Tyree #85 of the Giants celebrates touchdown against the Patriots for Super Bowl XLII. (Getty)

After a one-year hiatus, amNewYork is renewing its Super Bowl trivia series. We think you'll need to bring your A-game to nail these 10 championship-level questions:

[ 1 ] Which college produced the most current Giants and Patriots players combined (five)?

[ 2 ] How long was Bills kicker Scott Norwood's wide-right field-goal attempt on the final-seconds play that handed the Giants a 20-19 win in Super Bowl XXV?

[ 3 ] Which unlikely New England special teamer outweighs Jacquian Williams and Michael Boley, who are both Giants linebackers?

[ 4 ] The Giants and Patriots also met in the Super Bowl four years ago. Which two teams have had the most common Super Bowl matchup?

[ 5 ] Which other three pairs of teams have had a Super Bowl rematch?

[ 6 ] True or false? David Tyree's 32-yard "Helmet Catch" in Super Bowl XLII was the game's longest pass play.

[ 7 ] Which Patriots star was selected 20 picks after Eli Manning in the 2004 NFL draft?

[ 8 ] Giants receiver Mario Manningham caught an NFL career-long 92-yard touchdown from Eli Manning last season. At Michigan, his best reception was a 97-yarder in 2007. Which current Patriot connected with Manningham on that play?

[ 9 ] Which quarterback holds the record for most interceptions thrown in a Super Bowl?

[ 10 ] True or false?
The Giants' five Super Bowl teams collectively have more regular-season losses than do the Patriots' seven Super Bowl entrants.

Answers [ 1 ] Boston College (the Giants' Chris Snee, Will Blackmon and Mathias Kiwanuka, and New England's Dan Koppen and Ron Brace). [ 2 ] 47 yards. [ 3 ] Second-year Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko, who is 6-foot-5, 231 pounds. (Williams is 6-2, 224 and Boley is 6-3, 230.) [ 4 ] Pittsburgh (2-1) vs. Dallas. They met in Super Bowls X, XIII and XXX. [ 5 ] Miami (1-1) vs. Washington, Super Bowls VII & XVII; San Francisco (2-0) vs. Cincinnati, XVI & XXIII; Dallas (2-0) vs. Buffalo, XXVI & XXVII. [ 6 ] False. Kevin Boss caught a 45-yarder earlier in the fourth quarter. The Patriots' longest pass play that day was a 17-yard connection between Tom Brady and Randy Moss. [ 7 ] Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, the No. 21 overall pick. A sidenote about Wilfork: After seven seasons without an interception, he snared two of them this year. [ 8 ] Third-string rookie quarterback Ryan Mallet, who played as a freshman at Michigan before going on to star at Arkansas. [ 9 ] Then-NFL MVP Rich Gannon threw five picks (with three returned for touchdowns) during Oakland's 48-21 drubbing at the hands of Tampa Bay in Super Bowl XXXVII. Gannon also had 272 yards passing for two touchdowns. [ 10 ] True. The Patriots' Super Bowl teams are 90-17 (.841) in the regular season; the Giants' Super Bowl teams are 58-22 (.725).


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