The San Francisco 49ers are hosting the New York Giants at Candlestick Park on Sunday in the 2012 NFC Championship Game. The forecast for the weekend indicates that the Sunday is likely to be wet, which would suit the home team just fine. You get the impression that the 49ers are fairly praying for rain.
The 49ers are hoping that a soggy field would make it difficult for the New York passing game to get much traction, forcing them to rely on their rushers, which would delight the elite rushing defense of the Niners to no end. The 49ers are notoriously stingy against the ground game.
The forecast for Sunday is a 30 percent chance of showers, with a temperature of between 47 and 55 degrees. Although that might be a touch warmer than the Giants are used to in January, rain on Sunday would be more beneficial to the home team than to the New york squad.
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