Though Super Bowl XLVI is sure to bring plenty of real-life drama and entertainment when the New England Patriots and the New York Giants go head-to-head on Sun., Feb. 5, TV's scripted football moments throughout the years have been equally captivating.
From the heartfelt moments of "Friday Night Lights" to the hilariously absurd on "Family Guy" to the progressive storylines of "Dawson's Creek," college, high school and even pee-wee football has often taken the spotlight on the small screen.
In honor of this weekend's Super Bowl, check out our favorite fictional TV moments from the field -- the ones that made us laugh, cry and inspired us to get in the game.
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