After the dust settled on a dramatic conference championship weekend, the New York Giants and New England Patriots were the two teams left standing, and they will meet in two weeks in Super Bowl XLVI.
The Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the first game of the day, 23-20. The game appeared to be headed for overtime as Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff lined up for a 32-yard field goal with less than 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but Cundiff pushed the kick wide left, and New England prevailed. New York also used a decisive special teams play to defeat San Francisco 20-17 in overtime on Sunday night — 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams fumbled the ball away in San Francisco territory, setting up a 31-yard game-winning field goal by Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes. Super Bowl XLVI is set for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. The game, televised by NBC, is slated to kick off at 5:30 p.m. CT.
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