It's official. The 2012 edition of Super Bowl Sunday will feature the New York Giants against the New England Patriots playing each other at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, Feb. 5. The Giants defeated the San Fransisco 49ers, 20-17, in the NFC Championship game to advance to their franchises' fifth Super Bowl, while the Patriots downed the Baltimore Ravens, 23-20, in the AFC Championship. The Patriots will be playing in their fifth Super Bowl in 11 seasons (sixth overall).
The contest will be a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl, which featured the Giants edging the Patriots, 17-14. However, SB Nation New York will have more on that later.
First, let's take care of all the questions you may have about Super Bowl 46 including: Super Bowl Sunday kickoff time, national anthem singer, halftime show performer and commercial cost.
Super Bowl number: 46 (XLVI).
Super Bowl Sunday date: February 5, 2012.
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
TV coverage: NBC -- Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinswoth (color commentary)
Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. -- approximately.
National anthem singer: American Idol season one winner, Kelly Clarkson, will sing the national anthem. Hopefully, she can do a lot better than Steven Tyler.
Halftime show performer: Madonna.
Super Bowl commercial cost: The average 30-second commercial for Super Bowl 46 cost $3.5-million (a new record).