NFC Championship Game 2012: 49ers Come Up Empty On Offense Following Eli Manning Sack

The San Francisco 49ers are leading the visiting New York Giants by a score of 14-10 in the third quarter of the 2012 NFC Championship Game.

The 49ers got a big stop following the Alex Smith-Vernon Davis touchdown that put them back on top in the third quarter. They started their drive at their own 26 and gave the ball to Frank Gore for a short gain of three yards. Alex Smith had a short pass on play action that was intended for Gore tipped by the New York defenders and fall incomplete. Smith was forced out of the pocket and threw to Gore, who gained five yards, but not enough for the first down. The Niners had gone three-and-out and were forced to punt yet again.

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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