Super Bowl XLVI will feature a rematch of Super Bowl XLII after the Giants knocked off the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, 20-17, during Sunday’s NFC Championship game.
Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes booted a 31-yard field goal in overtime to send the victorious G-Men to Indianapolis after 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams coughed up his second punt of the day.
It was a rough day for Williams, whose first turnover led to a Mario Manningham go-ahead touchdown for the Giants.
Once again, Eli Manning answered the bell, despite getting sacked six times. He threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns.
With the win, Manning became the first quarterback in NFL history to win five road playoff games.
The Giants reach their fifth Super Bowl and will try to do what they did in Glendale, Arizona four years ago…defeat the Patriots.
New York is the last team to beat the Patriots, who have won 10 games in a row. The Giants earned a 24-20 win in Foxborough last November.