To get there, the Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 on Sunday. Joe Flacco threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns but threw an interception in the fourth quarter. And Billy Cundiff badly missed a 32-yard field goal that would have tied the game with just seconds remaining. Watching the Patriots in the Super Bowl is never fun, but at least Steelers fans can enjoy a bit of schadenfreude at Ravens fans' expense.
The Giants, meanwhile, knocked off the San Francisco 49ers, 20-17, in overtime. Eli Manning threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns on 58 attempts, and Victor Cruz had 10 catches for 142 yards. In overtime, San Francisco's Kyle Williams fumbled a punt, giving the Giants great field position, and Lawrence Tynes kicked a game-winning, 31-yard field goal.â†µ
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