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Quick Take: Giants headed to Super Bowl

It was over when ...
Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes atoned for two earlier misses by hitting from 47 yards out in overtime. The field goal sent New York to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2000 season.

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Offensively, receiver Plaxico Burress gets the nod with a team postseason record 11 catches for 154 yards. The star wideout beat Pro Bowl cornerback Al Harris repeatedly and made several key first down receptions. On the defensive side, cornerback Corey Webster nabs the honor with his overtime interception that set up the Giants' game-winning field goal.

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New York controlled the clock and wore down Green Bay as the game went into the latter stages. The Giants had the ball for over 40 minutes and exerted their will on the Packers throughout the second half and overtime.

The Giants became the first NFC team ever to win three road games and advance to the Super Bowl (two AFC teams have done it, including the 2005 champion Steelers). ... Excluding Donald Driver's 90-yard touchdown catch, the Packers had only 174 total yards on on 48 plays (a 3.63 yard per play average). ... Packers running back Ryan Grant was a non-factor against his former team, finishing with only 29 rushing yards -- his fewest since taking over starting duties in Week 8.

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