VIDEO: Alex Smith Pass To Vernon Davis Gives 49ers 7-0 Lead

The San Francisco 49ers are hosting the New York Giants in the 2012 NFC Championship. The 49ers have taken an early 7-0 lead on their second possession.

Eli Manning made two consecutive third-down conversions to start the first Giants possession, but the 49ers were able to get to the quarterback and strip the ball for a big loss and forcing New York to punt.

Kyle Williams returned the punt 14 yards to begin the second Niners possession of the game. Alex Smith attempted a pass on first down but it was batted down. On the next play, Smith heaved a deep bomb to tight end Vernon Davis, who sprinted 73 yards down the field for a San Francisco touchdown. The play was reviewed as it appeared Davis may have stepped out of bounds.The review was inconclusive and the touchdown stood.

After the touchdown, Davis climbed on the camera platform to look at the crowd and drew a penalty flag for excessive celebration. The penalty will be applied on the next kickoff.

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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