(SAN FRANCISCO) — He did it again. Lawrence Tynes kicked the Giants into the Super Bowl for the second time in his career.
The Giants almost let the NFC Championship game slip away but got a huge break when Devon Thomas recovered his second fumble of the game which Jaquian Williams stripped from fill-in return man Kyle Williams in overtime.
“It was one of those situations where I tried to turn it upfield and it just didn’t work out,” Williams said.
That set up Tynes who nailed a 31-yard field goal that stunned the 49ers, 20-17 in overtime, to send the Giants to Indianapolis. In 2008, he did the same thing on the road against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
“It’s my second NFC championship game, my second game-winner,” Tynes said of his kick 7:54 into overtime. “It’s amazing. I had dreams about this last night. It was from 42, not 31, but I was so nervous today before the game just anticipating this kind of game. I’m usually pretty cool, but there was something about tonight where I knew I was going to have to make a kick. Hats off to Eli, offense, defense. Great win.”
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire