2012 NFC Championship Game: 49ers Go Three-And-Out Following Giants Turnover On Downs

The San Francisco 49ers took the early 7-0 lead over the New York Giants in the 2012 NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park. The Niners subsequently halted the New York drive following the early Vernon Davis touchdown.

The Giants failed to convert on 4th-and-1 at the San Francisco 34, giving the 49ers the ball off of the turnover on downs. On first down, there was a fumble for a loss of ten yards as Kendall Hunter fumbled the ball. Kyle Williams was able to dive on the loose ball to prevent the Giants taking over again. On 2nd and 20, Frank Gore ran up the middle for a gain of six. After an incomplete pass by Alex Smith, the 49ers were forced to punt it away.

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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