49ers Vs. Giants: Alex Smith Goes Three-And-Out, San Francisco Punts Back To New York In Final Minutes

The San Francisco 49ers were able to get another chance to take the lead late in the fourth quarter of the 2012 NFC Championship Game against the visiting New York Giants. The score remains tied 17-17 late in the game.

The 49ers came up with a huge stop inside the two-minute warning to take over again with 1:47 left in regulation. The Niners started their possession at their own 29 yard line. Quarterback Alex Smith was pressured and threw two quick incomplete passes to set up 3rd and 10. The Niners were 0-for-10 on third-down conversion attempts at that point, which would run to 0-for-11 when Smith threw another incomplete pass to force the punt back to the Giants with 1:29 left in the quarter.

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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