The San Francisco 49ers gained one last chance to win the game within regulation when they forced the New York Giants to punt with 20 seconds left in regulation in the fourth quarter of the 2012 NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park. The score was tied 17-17 when Kyle Williams returned the punt 14 yards to the San Francisco 36-yard line.
On first down, Alex Smith completed to Frank Gore for a short gain and the Niners took a timeout. On second and 7, Smith was forced out of the pocket and tackled for a loss, after which San Francisco took their second timeout with four seconds left on the clock. Smith was able to complete a long pass to Delanie Walker as time ran out, but Walker was unable to shake his tacklers, sending the game to overtime.
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