The New York Giants will enter Sunday's NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers as a slight underdog. But don't tell that to the experts who are picking the Giants to win and move on to the Super Bowl.
Six of the ten experts at ESPN think the Giants will win, including Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Meanwhile, Mike Golic and Seth Wickersham are among the four picking the Niners.
All five of the CBSSports.com experts are picking the Giants to prevail in San Fran.
I find it hard to believe I'm picking against Eli Manning. Borderline insanity. All he's done in the last four years is go 6-1 in playoff games ... with five of the wins outside of New Jersey. He's knocked the Packers out of the playoffs twice at Lambeau Field. He's beaten Tom Brady in Foxborough (in the regular season this year; the Pats' only home loss) and in a Super Bowl. And he can't beat Alex Smith in Candlestick? Certainly he can, but the San Francisco front is going to have something to say about that.
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