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Giants beat 49ers, 20-17, will face Patriots in Super Bowl rematch

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  January 22, 2012 10:35 PM

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Lawrence Tynes kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime and the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers, 20-17, in the NFC Championship.

The Patriots will face the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. It's a rematch of Super Bowl XLII in which the Giants derailed the Patriots' perfect regular season with stunning 17-14 win.

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