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Giants-Patriots again

Posted on: January 22, 2012 10:34 pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Giants must like overtime in NFC Championship Games -- at least recently.

It was good to them again Sunday.

For the second time in the past five years, the Giants advanced to the Super Bowl with a dramatic overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers, winning 20-17. They won when Lawrence Tynes nailed a 31-yard field goal to win it when Kyle Williams lost a fumble on a punt in the overtime to set it up.The Giants advanced to the Super Bowl XLVI to play the New England Patriots -- a rematch of the Super Bowl XLII, which was won by the Giants.

Sunday's game was tied at 17 at the end of regulation before the Giants won it in the extra period.

Eli Manning is now going to his second Super Bowl, tying brother Peyton Manning with two each. Both have won one, so Eli Manning now has a chance to surpass his big brother in number of rings.


Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:26 am

Giants-Patriots again

People please stop talking about the earlier game this season and all of the giants injuries and STILL managing to beat the pats. THey needed a last second drive with the back ups back ups playing. Patriots had 4 defensive starters out for that game, They are now all back. In case you forgot, Pats havent lost since, 10-0. They are running the table. Believe it or not, Pats will use gronk to block, help w the pass rush and then brady will pick about a pourous secondary. Heard it here first, ocoho comes out of his season long hiding spot for ONE game...he gets 8 catches and 2 touchdowns...write it down

Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:00 am

Giants-Patriots again

Pete Prisco, the genderless genius, once again offers startling insight into the history of the NFL postseason.  So both Mannings really have one ring each, and if Eli gets one more that will be more than Peyton's 1?  Good God man(?), I know you people have to churn out web content but can't you add something worth reading here?

Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 9:48 am

Giants-Patriots again

Lame, I am tired of both of these teams. Would have been nice to see the 49ers and Ravens. 

Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2012 9:13 am

Giants-Patriots again

As I Giants fan, I have learned to relish the underdog role. However, I don't see how the Giants are an underdog in this game. Recap, we beat the Pats in their own stadium without Nicks, without Bradshaw earlir this season and when our defense was playing as lousy as one's D can play. Now we have a full lineup with the same cast of characters on D line that flustered Brady in past and with a QB now that is playing as well as one can play.  Who on the Pats is going to cover Nicks and Cruz?  you can't cover those guys without a pass rush and a secondary full of practice squad players. The Giants have now won in Green Bay, San Francisco and already won in New England--is there a more battle tested team out there than this?  The Pats best win was vs a Joe Flacco led team on their home turf and against a Tim Tebow led Broncos team.  Really?  So, we accept the underdog role and march toward our 2nd Super Bowl title in 4 years. 

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:58 am

Giants-Patriots again

As a Steeler fan I'll be rooting for the G-men. Nothing would be sweeter than watching a re-run of 2007. However, I have seen this before, Brady coming off a bad game, with a chance to get revenge. This one could get ugly fast. It pains me to say it...but early prediction Pats 42-Giants 17. I hope I am wrong.

Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:49 am

Giants-Patriots again

wow deep analysis there sizzle chest. I respect great D you don't have one, you have a great front 4, period, Your D is overrated(27th ranked) and no where near what Baltimore brought, and dont even mention injuries, the pats had there share on D. They are healthy and playing far better than when you barely beat us during the regular season.

good luck, oh wait, you already exhausted all your luck the last 5 years, luck ends Feb 5th

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:08 am

Giants-Patriots again

This might be as close to a home crowd in the Super Bowl as we ever have seen. The game is in Indy. Peyton Manning's brother is playing against the Colts' most hated rival and biggest nemesis. I see a lot of Colts fans cheering loudly against the Pats. Imagine if they played a Super Bowl in Chicago and the Packers were the NFC champion.

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:06 am

Giants-Patriots again

The kicker might have lost the game, but could not have won it.  Don't think the Ravens win the game if it goes to OT.  Maybe, maybe not!!

Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2012 6:04 am

Giants-Patriots again

both teams rode luck to get them thru yesterdays games.....i am huge pats fan...was hoping for another shot at the gmen

Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 2:46 am

Giants-Patriots again

the experience helped the Giants beat the 49ers today.  period!

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