By Zane Miller
On Sunday, February 5th, 2012, the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI to win the 92nd championship in NFL history. It was the eighth (and, as of this writing, most recent) championship for the Giants franchise as Giants quarterback Eli Manning won his second Super Bowl MVP Award. The game was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the 2011 MVP Award with 45 passing touchdowns and 4,643 passing yards, while Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs won the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year Award with two interceptions, seven forced fumbles and 14 sacks.
Out of Playoffs: Tennessee Titans (9-7), Arizona Cardinals (8-8), New York Jets (8-8), Chicago Bears (8-8), San Diego Chargers (8-8), Oakland Raiders (8-8), Philadelphia Eagles (8-8), Dallas Cowboys (8-8), Seattle Seahawks (7-9), Kansas City Chiefs (7-9), Carolina Panthers (6-10), Miami Dolphins (6-10), Buffalo Bills (6-10), Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11), Washington Redskins (5-11), Cleveland Browns (4-12), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12), Minnesota Vikings (3-13), Indianapolis Colts (2-14)
Out in first round: Pittsburgh Steelers (L 29-23 (OT) to Broncos), Atlanta Falcons (L 24-2 to Giants), Detroit Lions (L 45-28 to Saints), Cincinnati Bengals (L 31-10 to Texans)
Out in second round: Green Bay Packers (L 37-20 to Giants), New Orleans Saints (L 36-32 to 49ers), Houston Texans (L 20-13 to Ravens), Denver Broncos (L 45-10 to Patriots)
Out in third round: Baltimore Ravens (L 23-20 to Patriots), San Francisco 49ers (L 20-17 (OT) to Giants)
Most passing touchdowns: #9 Drew Brees (Saints)- 46 TD
Most rushing touchdowns: #25 LeSean McCoy (Eagles)- 17 TD
Most receiving touchdowns: #87 Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)- 17 TD
Most sacks: #69 Jared Allen (Vikings)- 22 sacks
Most forced fumbles: #55 Terrell Suggs (Ravens)- 7 FF
Most interceptions: #21 Charles Woodson (Packers)- 7 INT
Best field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts): #3 Matt Bryant (Falcons)- 27 for 29, 93.1%
Link to stats database: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2011/
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