The NFC East champion Giants (11-7) travel to Candlestick Park to face the NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers in classic matchup of two of the league’s most storied franchises. From the NFL media guys….
The NFC Championship Game marks the eighth postseason meeting between the Giants and 49ers, with San Francisco currently holding a 4-3 edge in the series. New York won the lone Conference Championship meeting between these two clubs, earning a 15-13 victory in San Francisco en route to a Super Bowl XXV title.
The game will feature a pair of former No. 1 overall NFL Draft picks, Eli Manning (2004) and Alex Smith (2005), the second time in NFL playoff history two former No. 1 QBs will start against each other in a Conference Championship Game. The other occurrence pitted John Elway’s Broncos against the Jets’ Vinny Testeverde in the 1998 AFC title game.
The 49ers advanced to their 13th NFC Championship Game with a thrilling 36-32 victory over New Orleans last week. San Francisco’s ...