Billy Cundiff…meet Gary Anderson and Scott Norwood…
Two cities, two brothers and two kickers. In what turned out to be two of the best conference title games in recent memory the New England Patriots and New York Giants find themselves in Super Bowl XLVI courtesy of placekickers.
The Baltimore Ravens Billy Cundiff’s 32-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left. Allowing the Patriots to hang on for a 23-20 victory, returning the Patriots to the Super Bowl for the first time in four years.
The Giants Lawrence Tynes kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime, defeating the San Francisco 49′ers 20-17 and punching the Giants ticket to Indianapolis for a rematch of Super Bowl XLII against the Patriots.
Neither Harbaugh - Jim nor John will be coaching in this game. Instead the focus will be on Tom Brady, a nemesis and Eli Manning, the brother trying to win the NFL’s greatest prize on the home field of the most talked about quarterback this season, Peyton Manning.