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Giants Answer the Bell

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For most of the night, it looked like Big Blue was going to shrink when the stakes were the highest. But that was for most of the night. Late in the second half and overtime, the Giants did what Super Bowl champions do: they found a way to win the game.

No matter how many potential knockout punches the Panthers threw, the Giants played the role of Rocky, continuing to get up off the mat time after time after time. As a result, the road to Super Bowl XLIII goes through East Rutherford. The road to Tampa will travel right through Giants Stadium. One moment Carolina's John Kasay was lining up for the game-winning 50-yard field goal in the waning... Recommended Stories