How They Made It: The Road to the Super Bowl

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In History
  • Giants Get Off to a Rough Start

    After a summer of injuries, the Giants allowed the Washington Redskin's quarterback, Rex Grossman, to throw for 305 yards and threw two touchdowns, which propelled them to a 28-14 win. Photo by Flickr user Paul Lowry
  • Welker Runs Far for the Patriots

    Wide receiver Wes Welker runs a record-tying 99 yards to score a touchdown. Photo by Flickr user Brian J. McDermott
  • Tom Brady Makes Patriots Proud

    Quarterback Tom Brady throws for 517 yards, the fifth highest total in a single game in NFL history. Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison
  • Patriots Bow to the Bills

    New England ended their 15 game winning streak against the Buffalo Bills in a game they lost 34-31 after being up by 21 points. Photo by Flickr user JDN
  • Manning and Cruz Carry Giants to Victory

    Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes to propel the Giants to a 29-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Two of these passes were to wide receiver Victor Cruz, who took injured wide receiver Mario Manningham's place in the lineup. Photo by Flickr user Rajiv Patel.
  • Manning Rallies for a Late Comeback

    Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to bring New York ahead of the Arizona Cardinals, 31-27. Photo by Flickr user Marianne O'Leary
  • Giants Fall to Seahawks

    With 424 yards given up and five turnovers, New York could not catch a break and lost 36-25 to Seattle. Photo by Flickr user Bari D.
  • Green-Ellis Carries the Patriots

    New England running back Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis carried the Patriots to victory over the New York Jets with 27 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns, 59 yards on 10 attempts on the team's final drive. Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison.
  • Bradshaw Runs Giants to Victory

    In this 27-24 victory for the Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw ran 104 of what would be a season high 122 rushing yards for New York, and Lawrence Tynes kicked a late field goal for the win against the Buffalo Bills. Photo by Flickr user MattBritt00
  • Patriots Pull Ahead of Cowboys

    The Patriots made a late rally in this game against the Cowboys, in wich they were down by 3 with the ball at their 20 yard line with two and half minutes left to play. Tight end Aaron Hernandez clenched a touchdown throw from Tom Brady with 22 seconds left to bring the score up to 20-16. Photo by Flickr user Stars_are_grey
  • Giants Keep Dolphins Winless

    Miami loses an early lead against New York and remains winless after this 20-17 game. Photo by Flickr user NYCMarines
  • Patriots Struck Dumb by Steeler's Defense

    With only 17 points at the end of the game - a season low - the Patriots had watched Tom Brady pass 198 yards, another season low, while the Steelers control the ball for nearly 40 minutes. Photo by Flickr user Daveyin
  • Giants Beat Patriots in Grudge Match

    New York beats New England, 24-20, in their first meeting since Super Bowl XLII. Photo by Flickr user Allygirl520
  • Giants Crush Patriot's Winning Streak

    New York came back from trailing New England 13-10 in the fourth quarter to a 24-20 victory. The Giant's win ended the Patriot's 20 game regular-season home winning streak. photo by paradigm10 on flickr
  • Loss Against 49ers Ignites Losing Streak

    Although they held a 13-12 lead against San Francisco in the beginning of the fourth quarter, New York could not hold on and left the field with a final score of 27-20.
  • Patriots Soar Above Jets

    The New England Patriots win 37-16 over the New York Jets, despite being down 9-6 in the second quarter. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished with 329 yards and three scores. Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison
  • Edelman Returns Chief's Punt for Touchdown

    Edelman returned a punt in the third quarter against the Kansas City Cheifs, scoring a touchdown for the Patriots. photo by Brian J. Mcdermott on flickr
  • Patriots Offense Crushes the Eagles

    Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored twice against the Eagles, and wide receivers Wes Walker and Deion Branch had 14 catches for 240 yards collectively. Photo by Flickr user knittingmad
  • Giants Allow Saints a Win

    New York loses at New Orleans 49-24. The Saints racked up 577 yards while the Giants got stuck at 363.
  • Giants Make Undefeated Packers Sweat

    With less than a minute left, the Packers pulled past a 35-all tie for a 38-35 win. Photo by Flickr user Aasen Ryan Family
  • Patriots Squeak By the Redskins

    New England tight end Rob Gronkowski set a new NFL record for touchdown receptions by a tight end as he caught six passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns, clenching a 34-27 victory for the Patriots. photo by inneedofhelp08 on flickr
  • Late Rally Helps Giants Beat Cowboys

    With less than six minutes left in the game, the Giants came from behind and clenched a three-point lead with less than 50 seconds to play, making the final score 37-34.
  • Brady Ties NFL Record for Patriots

    Tom Brady threw a record-tying six touchdowns against the Denver Broncos. Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison
  • Patriots Grab the AFC East Title

    The Patriots came back from behind in the first half against the Denver Broncos for a 41-23 win. Photo by Flickr user Theseoduke
  • Patriots Secure a First Round Bye

    As the Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 27-24, they snagged a first-round bye and the Tom Brady's 10th 300-yard passing performance of the season. Photo by Flickr user Paul Keleher
  • Victory in the Meadowlands for the Giants

    For the fifth consecutive time, the Giants beat the Jets at their New Jersey stadium, racking up 29 points against the Jets' 14. Photo by Heath Brandon
  • Giants Make History at NFC East

    The Giants are the first team to win the NFC East title, 31-14, with less than 10 regular season victories.
  • Giants Ground the Falcons

    At home, New York crushed Atlanta, beating them 24-0.
  • Patriots Return to the Super Bowl

    Bill Belichick's Patriots will go to the Super Bowl for a fifth time after the Baltimore Raven's kicker, Billy Cundiff, choked on a potential game-tying kick. Photo by Flickr user rham07
  • Packers Give Giants Chance at the Super Bowl

    For the second time in four years, New York beat Green Bay at Lambeau Field. The score was 37-20. Photo by Flickr user Heath Brandon
  • Giants Win NFC Championship

    The Giants' kicker, Tynes, booted a field goal in overtime to propel New York from the 17 all tie game versus the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by Flickr user NYCMarines