Giants Stun Packers in OT

Gain Super Bowl when Tynes FG ends 23-20 nail-biter
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 20, 2008 9:03 PM CST
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre looks on during the NFC Championship football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The New York Giants tonight became just the second NFC wild-card team to make the Super Bowl, stunning the favored Packers, 23-20, in the arctic cold at Lambeau Field. Kicker Lawrence Tynes atoned for two missed field goals—including one at the end of regulation—with his 47-yard game-winner.

The Giants, now 10-1 in road games on the season, battled back from a 10-6 intermission deficit in a chaotic, penalty- and turnover-rife second half. Oft-criticized Giants quarterback Eli Manning outplayed the legendary Brett Favre, who frequently appeared rattled by New York's pass rush and whose horrific interception a minute into overtime set up Tynes's redemption.