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Super collider: Giants, Patriots to play for NFL title

January 22, 2012|RedEye

One game came down to a missed kick that could have forced overtime. The other came down to a winning kick in overtime

NFL fans can only hope the New England-New York Super Bowl is as entertaining.

Tom Brady and the Patriots advanced first Sunday after Baltimore kicker Billy Cundiff failed to nail a 32-yard field goal in the final seconds that would have tied the game at 23 and sent it to overtime. In San Francisco, the Giants and 49ers did go to overtime to settle their game. The Giants won it after Kyle Williams fumbled a punt and gave New York possession in field-goal range. Lawrence Tynes kicked the game winner, giving the Giants a 20-17 win.

The Patriots-Giants matchup will be a rematch of the 2008 title game that New York won 17-14, ruining New England's undefeated season.

How do the two Super Bowls compare? Here's a primer.

TEAM RECORDS

2008: Patriots 18-0. Giants 13-5

2012: Patriots 15-3. Giants 12-7.

HAPPY BEARS FANS

2008: The Giants beat Green Bay to earn their Super Bowl berth.

2012: The Giants beat Green Bay to earn their NFC title game berth.

HOST CITY

2008: Glendale, Ariz.

2012: Indianapolis

STADIUM

2008: University of Phoenix Stadium

2012: Lucas Oil Stadium

ANTHEM SINGERS

2008: Jordin Sparks

2012: Kelly Clarkson, or so go the rumors

HALFTIME ACT

2008: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

2012: Madonna

IN THE MONEY

2008: A 30-second Super Bowl ad cost $2.7 million.

2012: $3.5 million

THE WINNER?

2008: N.Y. Giants

2012: N.Y. Giants, according to RedEye prognosticating pooch Whizzer.

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