The San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants in the 2011 NFC Championship Game on Sunday. The two teams have previously met seven times in post-season history, with the 49ers leading the series, 4-3. All four of the 49ers' post-season wins over the Giants have come at home, including an improbable, come-from-behind 39-38 win in the 2002 Playoffs.
The 49ers advanced to the NFC Championship Game with a 36-32 win over the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Playoffs. In his playoff debut, quarterback Alex Smith completed 24-of-42 pass attempts for 299 yards and three touchdowns, including a 14-yard connection with tight end Vernon Davis with 14 seconds to play.
4-0 all-time in NFC Championship Games, the Giants earned an opportunity for a fifth conference title with a 37-20 road win over the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers last Sunday. Quarterback Eli Manning completed 21-of-33 pass attempts for 330 yards and three touchdowns, two to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
In their previous meeting this season, the 49ers scored 15 fourth-quarter points for their 27-20 win at Candlestick Park.
Date & Time: Sunday, January 22nd, 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and field reporters Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
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