Jan. 27, 1991: Giants beat Bills in Super Bowl XXV

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The Giants held on to win Super Bowl XXV over the Buffalo Bills, 20-19, on Sunday, Jan. 27, 1991 after Bills kicker Scott Norwood's game-winning, 47-yard field goal went wide right.

Wide receiver Andre Reed #83 of the Buffalo
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Wide receiver Andre Reed #83 of the Buffalo Bills tries to break away from a tackle by cornerback Everson Walls of the New York Giants on a 20-yard pass during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

The Buffalo Bills defense gathers as they prepare
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The Buffalo Bills defense gathers as they prepare to take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York
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Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York Giants carries the ball during Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

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New York Giants players celebrate at the end
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New York Giants players celebrate at the end of Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants players and assistants celebrate at
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New York Giants players and assistants celebrate at the end of Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

A general view of the scoreboard during Super
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A general view of the scoreboard during Super Bowl XXV between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Leon Seals of the Buffalo Bills sacks New
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Leon Seals of the Buffalo Bills sacks New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler during the second quarter of Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Safety Myron Guyton of the New York Giants
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Safety Myron Guyton of the New York Giants lays a hit on wide receiver Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

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Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood, center, misses the
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Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood, center, misses the field goal on the last play of the game, clinching the victory for the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York
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Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York Giants carries the ball as offensive guard William Roberts leads the way while linebacker Ray Bentley of the Buffalo Bills pursues during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson is
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New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson is brought down the hard way during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Members of the Buffalo Bills hold hands on
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Members of the Buffalo Bills hold hands on the sidelines as they watch Scott Norwood attempt a game-winning field goal during Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Cornerback Perry Williams of the New York Giants
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Cornerback Perry Williams of the New York Giants runs against cornerback Clifford Hicks of the Buffalo Bills on a special-teams play during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

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Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York
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Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York Giants gets the ball from teammate quarterback Jeff Hostetler during Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson scores
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New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson scores on a touchdown run during the third quarter of Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants
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Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants carries the ball against defensive end Leon Seals of the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Tight end Mark Bavaro of the New York
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Tight end Mark Bavaro of the New York Giants fights for yardage against safety Mark Kelso of the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Linebacker Carl Banks of the New York Giants
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Linebacker Carl Banks of the New York Giants tackles wide receiver Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler celebrates a
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New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler celebrates a second-quarter touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells lets
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New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells lets out a yell after being drenched by his team as they defeated the Buffalo Bills, 20-19, in Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants
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Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants stands under center Bart Oates against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Ottis Anderson and tight end Howard
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Running back Ottis Anderson and tight end Howard Cross of the New York Giants walk to the sideline after Anderson scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Wide receiver Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills
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Wide receiver Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills looses the ball after a hit by safety Myron Guyton of the New York Giants in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Wide receiver Mark Ingram of the New York
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Wide receiver Mark Ingram of the New York Giants runs with a pass reception against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Referee Jerry Seeman breaks up an argument between
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Referee Jerry Seeman breaks up an argument between Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Mike Lodish and New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson in the third quarter during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Cornerback Nate Odomes of the Buffalo Bills tackles
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Cornerback Nate Odomes of the Buffalo Bills tackles running back Ottis Anderson of the New York Giants during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

A general view of Super Bowl XXV between
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A general view of Super Bowl XXV between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York
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Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York Giants goes after cornerback Nate Odomes of the Buffalo Bills as nose tackle Mike Lodish looks on during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants
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Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants rolls out against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler runs from
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New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler runs from the field carrying the game-winning ball overhead after his team beat the Buffalo Bills, 20-19, in Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York
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Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York Giants carries the ball against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants kicker Matt Bahr tackles Don
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New York Giants kicker Matt Bahr tackles Don Smith of the Buffalo Bills on the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants' Leonard Marshall (70) and Erik
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New York Giants' Leonard Marshall (70) and Erik Howard (74) celebrate the sack of Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (12) during the third quarter of Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills gets
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Quarterback Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills gets sacked during Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants
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Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants lies on the ground against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Center Bart Oates of the New York Giants
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Center Bart Oates of the New York Giants celebrates after Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Fans show their patriotic spirit during opening ceremonies
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Fans show their patriotic spirit during opening ceremonies for Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott of the New York
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Offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott of the New York Giants celebrates after Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson gives
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New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson gives the thumbs-up sign following his team's win 20-19 over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants
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Quarterback Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants gets sacked during Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Linebacker Carl Banks of the New York Giants
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Linebacker Carl Banks of the New York Giants tackles wide receiver Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Don Smith of the Buffalo Bills
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Running back Don Smith of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after a one-yard touchdown run during Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants wide receiver Stephen Baker hauls
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New York Giants wide receiver Stephen Baker hauls in a touchdown pass in the end zone from quarterback Jeff Hostetler in the final minutes of the first half during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gets sacked by
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gets sacked by New York Giants linebacker Pepper Johnson during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Members of the New York Giants and the
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Members of the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills pray together in a circle as they surrounded by members of the media after Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills
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Running back Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson carries
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New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson carries the ball as he leaps over Buffalo Bills' Kirby Jackson during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Defensive tackle Leonard Marshall of the New York
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Defensive tackle Leonard Marshall of the New York Giants pressures quarterback Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells celebrates
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New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells celebrates his team's victory over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills signals for
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Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills signals for a touchdown as running back Don Smith tries to break through to the end zone under the New York Giants defense in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla.

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