The Giants are headed to Super Bowl XLVI after defeating the 49ers 20-17 in overtime at Candlestick Park in the NFC Championship. Kicker Lawrence Tynes ended the battle on a 31-yard field goal.
Quarterback Eli Manning lit up the 49ers secondary for 316 yards and two scoring strikes, with no interceptions. He has fired eight touchdown passes against just one interception in New Yorks three Playoff wins. Ahmad Bradshaw bruised his way to 74 yards on 20 carries against the NFLs most fearsome run defense, and also chipped in six catches for 52 receiving yards. Victor Cruz continued to perform at an All-Pro level, as he reeled in 10 passes for 142 yards, while Hakeem Nicks cradled five passes for 55 yards and Mario Manningham caught Elis other touchdown pass on a 17-yard grab.