49ers Vs. Giants, NFC Championship 2012: Rain On Sunday Would Help The San Francisco

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.


Related: Giants Vs. 49ers: Five Things To Watch

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.


Related: AFC Championship Game: A Look At The Red Zone Stats

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.

For updates and analysis on these teams leading up to their matchup, visit 49ers blog Niners Nation, Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York and SB Nation Bay Area. Don't forget to check out SB Nation's NFL hub for all your playoff news.

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