Giants Stun Packers in OT

Gain Super Bowl when Tynes FG ends 23-20 nail-biter
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2008 9:03 PM CST
Giants Stun Packers in OT
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)

(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. (Read more New York Giants stories.)

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