It wasn't necessarily pretty how the two teams got here, but New England and New York emerged victorious from their conference championship games and will battle it out in the big game for the second time in four years.
Super Bowl XVI will pit the New England Patriots (15-3) against the New York Giants (12-7), forty-eight months after the Giants squeaked out a 17-14 win over the previously undefeated Patriots in one of the more memorable Super Bowl games in the league's history.
With many of the key players and coaches back again this year, the potential for another great game is there. Manning vs. Brady, Belichick vs. Coughlin, the Giants ferocious defensive front vs. the Patriots offensive line: Sunday's game again has all the makings of a classic, on paper at least. Let's hope Sunday's game lives up to the fortnight of hype.
Here's is what you need to know for the big game:
Time: Kickoff is scheduled for 6:29 P.M. EST
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
TV Coverage: The game will be televised nationally on NBC. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will have the call from the booth.
Online Streaming: NBC will be streaming the game live, for free, at NBCSports.com
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