Giants Face New England Patriots in Super Bowl

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Tom Brady has the New England Patriots back in the Super Bowl.

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The Patriots beat the stunned Ravens 23-20 in the AFC championship game Sunday after Baltimore's Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal attempt with 11 seconds remaining that would have tied the score.

Brady scored the winning touchdown when he leaped over the vaunted Ravens defense in the fourth quarter.

His 1-yard dive brought the Patriots (15-3) from behind, and the maligned New England defense made several key plays, including shutting down Ray Rice, the league's total yardage leader.

Brady guided the Patriots to their fifth AFC championship in 11 seasons.

Giants Edge Past 49ers

The New York Giants advanced to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the National Football Conference championship game.

A 31-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes sealed a hard-fought victory for the Giants, who last won the Super Bowl four years  ago with an improbable run to the title as a wild card.

Tynes split the uprights after the Giants had gained a decisive turnover in San Francisco territory after a fumbled punt return by 49ers receiver Kyle Williams.

The Giants, who made the playoffs after winning the regular season finale three weeks ago, will face the American Football Conference champion New England Patriots in the National Football League's title game on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.