The Giants are back in the Super Bowl.
If a movie studio put out a flick with a script this unoriginal, they'd be sued for plagiarism. Another Lawrence Tynes field goal in overtime of the NFC Championship Game made possible by a hideous error by a member of the opposition leads to another date with the New England Patriots for all the marbles.
Unoriginal, but pretty darn satisfying as far as these things go. Five straight wins with nowhere to go but golfing if they couldn't win a game and none of those wins was nearly as compelling as the one they pulled off in San Francisco Sunday night.
After two weeks against stuffed shirts, the 49ers put forth an effort that made it clear that they actually deserved all the praise that's been showered on them this season. Their defense, led by Patrick Willis and Justin Smith, was not going to allow the Giants an inch unless they spilled a little blood to get it.
It looked a lot like the performance the Giants put together to beat the Patriots i...