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For the New England Patriots, the sweet hour of revenge is at hand. Four years ago they were defeated in the Super Bowl by the New York Giants, depriving them of a perfect 19-0 season. In Indianapolis on 5 February, the Patriots will have the chance to repay that discourtesy, with interest.

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American Football: New York Giants seal Super Bowl place

The New York Giants will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI after beating the San Francisco 49ers in overtime in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.

American Football: Rams agree to play in London

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The NFL staged its first game outside North America when the Miami Dolphins played the New York Giants at Wembley in 2007. The game was hugely successful in heightening awareness of American Football in England as well as earning the powers that be a few quid thanks to a sell-out crowd at the national stadium. It's become a regular fixture on the calendar now with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers having battled it out under the Wembley arch last month, while talks are ongoing as to how the NFL can continue to expand its reach.

NFL: St Louis Rams set for three Wembley appearances

The St Louis Rams will face the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium this October in the first of three visits to London by the team owned by Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.

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A mere 48 hours ago, he was America's most adored athlete, living a fairy tale that some dreamed might take his team to the Super Bowl. This chilly Monday morning, Tim Tebow is an afterthought to the NFL season as it moves towards its climax – a quarterback with uplifting game-side rituals but once again of uncertain career prospects.

TIM TEBOW: The Denver Broncos quarterback has become a cult hero across the States

American Football: New outbreak of 'Tebowing' as quarterback puts Broncos on track for Super Bowl

If it ever went away, Tebow-mania is back in the NFL. For much of the regular season, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow made himself a national cult – hurling winning, last-minute touchdown passes and then kneeling on the touchline to give thanks to the Almighty for his deliverance, in a gesture that spawned its own word, "Tebowing". But in the last few games the magic had deserted him, and the Broncos barely made the play-offs.

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American Football: 'Pack' on road to perfection

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Briefly: Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith, who died on 3 August aged 66, was an American footballer who went from feared defensive end to playing endearing giants in his successful second career as an actor.

American Football: Buccaneers to make Wembley return

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Chicago Bears at Wembley Stadium in October if the NFL season goes ahead despite a labour dispute.

Peter Bills: Crusaders performance reminiscent of 1970s France

The creative back line skills of the Crusaders in the highly revealing Super 15 game at Twickenham on Sunday were better than almost anything I have seen in world rugby since the French at the start of the 1970s.

American Football: 'Sexy Rexy' is a turn-on in New York

Charismatic coach with exotic private life can lead 'Gang Green' to their first Super Bowl since 1969

America Football: 'Viva Sanchez': Mexican gunslinger threatens to stage a Super Bowl raid

In only his second season, New York Jets' wild quarterback with a huge Latino following can shoot his side to their first NFL showpiece since 1969, writes Rupert Cornwell

American Football: Jets one step from the Super Bowl

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan outfoxed New England Patriots counterpart Bill Belichick with a defensive scheme that put his team on the brink of a Super Bowl with just one more championship quarterback waiting in their path.

American Football: Suggs goes on offensive ahead of crucial game

As if the excitement of the divisional play-offs wasn't enough, a number of NFL stars took it upon themselves to raise the temperature yesterday ahead of a potentially thrilling weekend.

American football: Bears aiming to send Green Bay packing in battle of perfect starts

Through a sloppy pre-season and an opening win that felt more like a loss, the Chicago Bears insisted they're NFL title contenders.

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