The New England Patriots denied the New Orleans Saints their third 6-0 start in franchise history, rallying for a 30-27 win as Tom Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds left.
Lawrence Tynes wears earplugs to block crowd noise when he attempts field goals and extra points for the New York Giants. What he heard in a deli two days after kicking his team into the Super Bowl for the second time in four years came through loud and clear.
The New England Patriots beat the New York Jets 29-26 in overtime after blowing a 10-point fourth- quarter lead, while the New York Giants overcame the Washington Redskins 27-23 with the longest winning touchdown in the final two minutes of a game in franchise history.
The New York Giants capped their season of comebacks with one final highlight, scoring a last- minute touchdown to beat the New England Patriots 21-17 for their fourth Super Bowl title and second in five seasons.