How They Made It: The Road to the Super Bowl

Timeline created by thelittlerebellion in History
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Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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.
Timeline 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
Timeline 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.
Timeline 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.
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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.
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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.
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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.
Timeline Brady Ties NFL Record for Patriots Tom Brady threw a record-tying six touchdowns against the Denver Broncos. Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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.
Timeline Giants Ground the Falcons At home, New York crushed Atlanta, beating them 24-0.
Timeline 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
Timeline 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
Timeline 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