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Patriots to meet Giants again in Super Bowl XLVI

The New England Patriots and New York Giants will play again in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, four years after the Giants prevented the Patriots from going undefeated.

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New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes (9) kicks the game winning field goal against the San Francisco 49ers during overtime in the NFL NFC Championship game in San Francisco, California, January 22.

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A Super Sequel.

Four years after New York stunned previously undefeated New England in the Arizona desert, the Patriots and Giants are going at it again at the Super Bowl — this time in Indianapolis.

Brady and Belichick. Eli and Coughlin. Both teams rolling through the playoffs.

Yep, here we go again.

New England, which lost to New York 24-20 in early November, opened as a 3-point favorite for the Feb. 5 game. The Patriots have won 10 straight, with their last loss being to — you guessed it — the Giants.

"We know they're a great team," Giants quarterback Eli Manning said. "We played them already this year. They've been playing great football recently."

It's familiar territory for Tom Brady and the Patriots (15-3), who are playing in the Super Bowl for the fifth time in 11 years.

"Being in this situation is a great moment," Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said. "You have to cherish this moment."

It's the Patriots' first appearance since Manning and the Giants (12-7) upset New England's pursuit of perfection in 2008. Back then, New England was a 12-point favorite, but New York's defense battered Brady, and Manning connected with Plaxico Burress on a late touchdown to win the Giants' third Super Bowl.

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