SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Advance To Super Bowl With 20-17 Overtime Win Over 49ers

With an overtime boot from Lawrence Tynes, the New York Giants advanced to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers. For more on this game, check out Giants blog Big Blue View, 49ers blog Niners Nation and SB Nation's Giants-49ers StoryStream. SI.com: Live Box Score

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Lawrence Tynes Wins 2012 NFC Championship With Field Goal In Overtime, Sends Giants To Super Bowl XLVI

The New York Giants are going to Super Bowl XLVI. And for the second time in five years, they got to the NFL's ultimate game thanks to Lawrence Tynes making a field goal in overtime of the NFC Championship Game on the road.

Tynes put a 31-yarder dead center to give the Giants a 20-17 victory in the 2012 NFC Championship Game and set up a rematch of Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots.

Tynes had previously hit a game-winning overtime field goal for the Giants in the 2008 NFC Championship Game to beat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

"Oh my gosh, twice," he told FOX's Pam Oliver after the game.

For updates and analysis on these teams throughout the 2012 NFC Championship Game, 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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VIDEO: Jacquian Williams Forces Kyle Williams Fumble For Giants

The Niners had just stopped Eli Manning, forced a Giants punt, and racked up their sixth sack on the day. And then Kyle Williams made his second error on a punt return of the 2012 NFC Championship Game. This one may be fatal to the Niners' Super Bowl XLVI chances.

Kyle Williams had the ball punched out by Jacquian Williams of the Giants, who had already made a couple of plays on defense.

None will be bigger than his brilliance on special teams, especially if New York can convert their fantastic field position to a scoring drive that propels them to the Super Bowl.

For updates and analysis on these teams throughout the 2012 NFC Championship Game, 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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NFL Playoff Schedule For Sunday: AFC, NFC Championship On Tap

The AFC Championship Game kicks off the NFL weekend, while the NFC Championship Game will be played in primetime on Sunday night.

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