49ers Vs. Giants Overtime: San Francisco Unable To Score On First Possession

The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants are in overtime in the 2012 NFC Championship Game. The score is tied 17-17 in the first quarter of overtime.

The Niners were able to stop the New York Giants on the opening possession in overtime, under the new NFL overtime rules. On first down, Alex Smith faked a pitch and came up short on a pass to Kyle Williams. A handoff to Frank Gore resulted in a loss of two yards, leaving the 49ers quickly looking at 3rd-and-12 on their own 21 yard line.

Smith took the snap out of shotgun and completed to Vernon Davis, who was tackled just short of the first down. The field position make a fourth-down conversion attempt too risky and the 49ers punted 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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