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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 08: Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants watches from the sideline during NFL action against the San Diego Chargers at Giants Stadium on November 8, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Jim Harbaugh carved an NFL name for himself as a "Captain Comeback" quarterback. But as the 49ers head coach in the NFC Championship Game Sunday at rain-soaked Candlestick Park, he encountered a veteran adversary who has relished his position all season as Coach Bounce Back. Tom Coughlin? Not that you were ever worried, but your job as a sword-juggling, tightrope-walking leader of a 9-7 New York Giants crew that had to win its last two games just to make the playoffs is now locked-down secure. Kicker Lawrence Tynes' 31-yard field goal in sudden-death overtime defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in a conference title game for the ages, a defensive scuffle amid wind, rain and two catastrophic special teams' turnovers by the home team that provided yet another stunning example of Giants' resilience during the 2011 season. For a guy who only has a contract extension through 2012, Coughlin confidently takes his irrepressible bunch to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis against a coach ...
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