They first battled each other in Super Bowl XLVI and now several of the NFL’s top athletes took their prowess to the center of the Halo 4  ring to fight each other in front of the ESPN SportsNation cameras.

Players from the Super Bowl XLVI Champs, the New York Giants, included Victor Cruz, Ramses Barden and Terrell Thomas playing as Team Cruz.

The New England Patriots’ team included Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker and Donald Thomas playing as Team Gronk.

It was a best-of-three showdown and both teams went blow-for-blow for bragging rights and the opportunity to be crowned the Halo 4  Bowl Champions.

In the first round, Team Gronk took the lead in a show of excellent skill and strategy, but Team Cruz came back for revenge in round two to tie it up.  In the final battle, Team Gronk thought they had finally beaten their rival foes but as they went to capture the flag, Team Cruz was waiting for the kill.  After a hard-fought round, the Super Bowl Champs (aka Team Cruz) denied Team Gronk and took the Halo 4  crown, winning the Halo 4  Bowl 2-1.

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Check out some of the photos from the event and the NFL players sporting the new Halo 4 TRITTON Headsets!

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