Found January 20, 2012 on Giants Football Blog:
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From Jon Wagner…… With the possibility of heavy rains forecast for Sunday’s NFC championship game in San Francisco, the prevailing assumption is that the run-first San Francisco 49ers would have a distinct advantage over the pass-first New York Giants. However, looking deeper, that might not necessarily be the case. As of late Friday morning, it seems that mother nature might be leaning more towards the Giants’ favor. While rain should remain steady in the Bay area on Friday, it’s expected to lighten up on Saturday, and current projections are calling for only a 40 percent chance of showers – rather than a driving rain – and relatively low winds of about 14 miles per hour for Sunday’s 3:30 pm PST kickoff. That should be an edge for New York, which has the superior quarterback in Eli Manning over San Francisco’s Alex Smith, and the more dangerous receivers in big-time playmakers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz over San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree and tight end Vernon Davis...
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