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Super Bowl 2012 Stats: Follow Opta On Twitter For Interesting Super Bowl Statistics

OptaSports is a worldwide sports organization mostly known for providing insightful statistics in the world of soccer. Tonight their 'other sports' twitter account OptaJim is going to be spending the evening providing some cool statistics about the New England Patriots and New York Giants, along with stats about the big game as it goes along.

If you want to be more inundated with facts about the Super Bowl than you ever thought you would need to be -- and who doesn't want to be oversaturated in stats on the biggest day of the year for football fans? -- check them out on twitter. Here's an example of their cool stat work:

46% - The Patriots (46%) have a higher 3rd down conv. rate than the Giants (37%) but also a higher 3rd down conv. allowance (43%-38%). Key.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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