Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 1/19/12
The San Francisco 49ers will host the New York Giants in the NFC Championship weekend, which will guarantee that the odds for the 2012 Super Bowl will get much better for some former Penn State Nittany Lions. Both NFC contenders are represented by Penn State, with linebacker Navorro Bowman helping to lead San Francisco's solid defense and Giants right tackle Kareem McKenzie looking to provide protection for Eli Manning and pave the way for the bruising running game. Giants defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy did not play last weekend as a coach's decision. Bowman had 11 tackles last weekend in San Francisco's thrilling victory against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Bowman has certainly gained respect on a national level this season, earning all-pro honors from the Associated Press. And to think, he was not voted to the Pro Bowl or named a first-alternate. It may not matter because if San Francisco wins this weekend Bowman would not play in the game anyway. There may be times on ...
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