7 - If New England wins, Belichick will join Pittsburgh’s Chuck Noll as the only coach to lead four Super Bowl winners. If New York wins, Coughlin, at 65, will become the game’s oldest winning coach.
8 - The “MHK” on the Patriot jerseys is in honor of Myra H. Kraft, the wife of team owner Bob Kraft. Mrs. Kraft passed away in July.
9 - Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuku is returning to Indianapolis, his hometown, where he starred in high school. The Boston College grad is the grandson of the first elected prime minister of Uganda, Benedictor Kiwanuka, who was assassinated by Idi Amin’s henchmen in 1972.
11 - When Manning takes the field Sunday, he will be the only Manning to play in Indianapolis this season. Older brother Peyton of the Indianapolis Colts sat out the entire season while recovering from neck surgery. Peyton and Eli Manning were back-to-back Super Bowl MVPs in 2006 and 2007.
12 - If New York wins, it will become the first team with a 9-7 regular season record to wind up as Super Bowl champions.