Eli Manning has earned a reputation as a fourth-quarter assassin, and the New York Giants have relied on the right foot of Lawrence Tynes multiple times to finish off games, including last weekend in the NFC Championship. Could the tandem do it again on Super Bowl Sunday?
EA Sports released a Madden '12 Super Bowl simulation that predicted a 27-24 victory for the Giants against the New England Patriots. The video game projection has Tynes drilling a field goal as time expires to break a 24-24 tie.
In the simulation, Manning throws for two touchdowns and (presumably) leads the Giants down the field to set up the Tynes game-winning field goal, after the Patriots score with 1:50 remaining to tie the score.
In real life, Tynes admitted he has envisioned striking a walk-off kick to win Sunday's Super Bowl. (via The New York Daily News)
"It's something you think more about as the game gets closer," Tynes said Sunday at an autograph signing with punter Steve Weatherford in Midland Park, N.J. "I'd imagine it would be pretty cool. Adam Vinatieri's gotten to experience that twice. I think it's about anything you can do to help the team win at this point . . . but to have a walk-off, that would be special."