NFC Championship Game
New York Giants (11-7) vs. San Francisco 49ers (14-3)
Kickoff: Sunday, January 22 at 3:30 PM PST
Weather at Kickoff: 52°F, 15 mph wind (40% chance of rain)
Here are five things to watch out for in the showdown beating the Giants and 49ers:
The improbable run that has brought the 49ers one win from the Super Bowl is in large part due to Alex Smith’s redemption season. The former one number one draft pick, former potential draft bust, has now turned into a franchise and viable quarterback you can now count on to come through, not only in the clutch, but clutch in the playoffs. Smith proved not once, but twice he can match touchdown-for-touchdown with a Super Bowl winning quarterback and can come out on top. Smith will need to have similar results this week against the Giants with no turnovers, accurate on passes and coming through in the final minutes of the fourth quarter like he did against the Saints.
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