Sunday, January 22, 2012

Giants and Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI

The Giants win in overtime, over the 49ers, in a seesaw game, on a rain soaked day in San Francisco. The Giants capitalized on a fumbled punt, and kicked a 31 yard field goal, to advance to Super Bowl 46. Lawrence Tynes kicked the 31-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the New York Giants to a 20-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
The Giants scored twice on muffed punts, by the 49ers kick returner, Kyle Williams, for 10 Points, the second time, lead to the game winning field goal.
Eli Manning was 32/58 for 316yds 2td and 1 fumble, Manning was sacked 6 times, by the 49ers top ranked defense, but the Giants, had the ball nearly 40 minutes.

Alex Smith was 12/26 196yds and 2td passing, and 42yds rushing. Frank Gore added 74 yds rushing in 16 carries, but in the end, the 49ers storybook season was cut short, at home, in Candlestick Park.
Jim Harbaugh Took the 49ers, to a 13-3 record in his first season as coach, and fell just short, of  a possible Super Bowl, match up between coaching brothers. John Harbaugh the head coach of the  Baltimore Ravens, lost earlier to the Patriots, 23-20.   
The Giants will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 in Indianapolis.

Patriots Stun Ravens advance to Super Bowl 46

The AFC Title game was a fight, back and forth, interceptions, and fumbles, all the way to the end, the New England Patriots or the Baltimore Ravens. Who would represent the AFC in the Super Bowl? The game came down to a field goal, to tie the game. Ravens kicker, Billy Cundiff missed a 32 yard field goal, with 11 seconds left in regulation, which would have tied the game.
The Patriots held off the Ravens 23-20 to represent the AFC in Indianapolis on February 5th against the Winner of the New York Giants, San Francisco 49er’s game.

 Joe Flacco had the better numbers in the passing game, 22/36 for ‘306yds’ 2 TD 1 INT, for the Ravens. While Tom Brady’s numbers were 22/36 for ‘239yds’ 0 TD and 2 INT. but it would not be enough for the Ravens.
The game could have went either way, the winning touchdown was scored by Tom Brady, with a 1 yard leap over the Ravens defensive line, in the 4th quarter, after he failed on a Quarterback sneak, the play before. The Patriots Tom Brady will start in his 5th Super Bowl, in 11 seasons for the Patriots.
Patriots now will face the winner of the NFC title game being played now between The Giants and 49ers in San Francisco, in the Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.