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The AFC Champion New England Patriots and NFC Champion New York Giants will battle for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVI. Both teams picked up three-point victories in their respective conference championship games to reach the season’s biggest game.
It’s a rematch of Super Bowl XLII in 2008, when the Giants ended New England’s bid for a perfect season with a 17-14 upset victory. David Tyree was the hero of that contest, making a miraculous catch to keep New York’s chances alive before Eli Manning found Plaxico Burress for the winning touchdown.
Tom Brady and Co. will enter Super Sunday’s game seeking revenge for that loss. There were plenty of questions heading into the playoffs about the team’s defense’s ability to make a deep run, but a combination of improved play and shaky opponents has landed them a spot in the title game.
As for the Giants, they were written off as pretenders more than once throughout the season. They continued to battle, though, and managed to get hot at the right time. They’ll rely heavily on a strong pass rush making life tough on Brady if they want to upset the Patriots once again.
Where:Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
When: Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Betting Line: Patriots -3, according to Bet Online.
Now the Superbowl is not all about who throws, catches, and runs with the ball. It’s about who screws up the National Anthem, television commercials during half-time, and, for the ladies and others so inclined: the players themselves. Here’s Ranker’s take:
The Superbowl is around the corner which means lots of yelling, chicken wings and hot sweaty men. At least this years Superbowl has a nice bunch of hotties in their starting lineup. So while everyone is screaming for a first down you can watch these gorgeous men run up the field and score. From classic model good looks like David Carr and Tom Brady, to Kenny Phillips sweet sense of humor here are the hottest guys that will play in Superbowl XLVI.
So, sports fans, or people watchers, beer drinkers, et al, enjoy the game.
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