Once again, former CFL player Lawrence Tynes is poised to be the hero for the New York Giants.

It was Tynes' 31-yard field goal in overtime that earned the Giants a 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game on Jan. 22. And according to the annual EA SPORTS Madden NFL Super Bowl video game simulation released Monday, the former Ottawa Renegades kicker will secure New York its fourth Lombardi Trophy.

The simulation has Tynes hitting a 40-yard field goal as time expires to give the Giants a 27-24 victory over the New England Patriots.

The result would also earn the Giants a second straight Super Bowl crown over the Pats after New York stunned a previously unbeaten New England squad 17-14 in 2007.

 

The actual Super Bowl will be played Sunday in Indianapolis.

Tynes joined the Renegades in 2003 and set club records for most field goals in a game (six) and season (51) before signing with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. He was dealt to the Giants on May 22, 2007, for a conditional 2008 draft pick.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was named the simulated game's MVP, completing 25-of-39 passes with two TDs and an interception. Manning was also the Super Bowl MVP in 2007.

New England quarterback Tom Brady also had a big day, throwing for 327 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.

Trailing 24-10 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Brady rallied New England with two late touchdowns, the second being a 14-yard pass to receiver Wes Welker with 1:50 remaining.

But that left enough time for Manning to drive New York downfield and set up Tynes' game-winning kick.

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