NFC Championship Preview: Giants vs. 49ers

by Punter's Hero on January 22, 2012

in Latest News, NFL

New York Giants @ San Francisco 49ers Sun. Jan. 22, 2012 6:30 p.m. EST

Perhaps the most anticipated matchup of the NFL Conference Championships this weekend will be the New York Giants traveling to the Bay Area to take on the red-hot San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. With both of these defenses stepping up over the past month or so, the Giants and the 49ers have surprised everyone and now both teams have an opportunity to advance to the Super Bowl.

There is no question coming into this NFC Championship game that the Giants are the more experienced team. With a veteran head coach in Tom Coughlin and a Pro Bowl quarterback in Eli Manning that has already won a Super Bowl title a few years ago against the New England Patriots, the New York Giants like their chances of getting the playoff win on the road.

Back in Week 10 of the NFL regular season, the Giants and the 49ers went head-to-head in one of the better regular season games of the year. Despite playing well, the Giants fell to the 49ers after failing to convert on a late fourth down. Ultimately, the Giants lost 27-20 in San Francisco, but that game did show just how even a matchup this is on both sides of the football.

As of right now, the San Francisco 49ers are the favorites to advance to the Super Bowl with a -3 point spread in their favor. The Giants may be the better battled tested football team coming into this playoff game, but I believe the 49ers are the better all-around team and should get the win at Candlestick Park on Sunday.

My Pick: Take the 49ers at -3

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