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The Saddest Photos Of The Men Who Kept Their Teams From The Super Bowl

San Francisco's Kyle Williams and Baltimore's Billy Cundiff are going to remember January 22, 2012 for a very long time.

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Kyle Williams

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Kyle Williams is the second year receiver and return man who turned the ball over twice yesterday for the San Francisco 49ers. Williams isn't normally called on to return punts, but with Ted Ginn injured the duty fell to him.

The first turnover came when Williams decided not to field a punt, but was too slow dodging the bouncing ball and it caught his knee pad. The Giants recovered and would score a touchdown.

But the fumble everyone will remember came in overtime, when Kyle Williams attempted to make a play on a return only to have the ball stripped by New York's Jacquian Williams. The Giants recovered and would go on to kick the game-winning field goal five plays later.


Billy Cundiff

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Billy Cundiff is only one year removed from being an All-Pro kicker. So when he lined up for an easy 32-yard game-tying field goal at the end of the fourth quarter, it seemed like a no brainer that the Ravens' season would at least extend into an overtime. Cundiff missed wide left.