Super Bowl 2012: Giants, Patriots Meet Again

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks on against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The New York Giants and New England Patriots will play a rematch of Super Bowl XLII when they meet in Super Bowl XLVI, following their Conference Championship wins on Sunday.

Super Bowl XLII happened four years ago and most of the personnel has changed between the two teams, but the 2012 edition of the Super Bowl will be billed as a rematch between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tom Brady remain from the 2008 contest, as do head coaches Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin.

One icon of that game who will not be participating in Super Bowl XLVI is David Tyree. He didn't last long in the NFL after the famous "helmet catch", the defining moment of his career and of the current-era New York Giants. Plaxico Burress -- now a member of the New York Jets -- would catch the game-winning touchdown after Tyree's catch to give the Giants a 17-14 victory, spoiling what would have been a perfect 19-0 season for the Patriots.

For more on the two teams, check out New England Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and New York Giants blog Big Blue View.

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