Giants Vs. 49ers: Alex Smith Sack Leads To San Francisco Punt

After tying the game 17-17 in the fourth quarter of the 2012 NFC Championship Game with a David Akers field goal, the San Francisco 49ers were able to shut down the New York Giants and force a punt.

San Francisco took over on their own 35 and opened the set of downs with an incomplete Alex Smith pass intended for Michael Crabtree. Smith handed the ball off to Frank Gore, who picked up three yards up the middle. Smith then took a snap out of shotgun and was wrapped up for a sack and a big loss. The three-and-out led to a San Francisco punt with under five minutes left in regulation.

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.