Found January 23, 2012 on Football Nation:
The New York Giants have advanced to the Super Bowl by beating the San Francisco 49ers in overtime 20-17.  These two teams have had a history in playing epic games dating back to 1986 when the Giants defeated the 49ers 17-3 to capture their first Super bowl title. On the Giants second Super Title run in 1990, they defeated the 49ers again in a classic battle 15-13 on a Matt Barr game winning FG. This game equaled the excitement of those historic clashes and for the most part, exceeded them with big plays on both sides of the ball. The game started with the 49ers failing to sustain any kind of offense on their first possession. The Giants on their first possession were very proficient as Eli Manning (32/58 316 yards, 2 TD and no interceptions) connected on several third down conversions until Manning fumbled on third down as Kareem McKenzie recovered it, forcing the Giants to punt. On the second play of the 49ers second possession, Alex Smith connected to Vernon Davis (3 catches for...

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