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NFC Championship

January 22, 2012
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NY GIANTS AT SAN FRANCISCO

Time:
6:30 p.m., Ch. 25 Line: 49ers by 2 1/2 Records: Giants 11-7 (10-7-1 vs. spread), 49ers 14-3 (12-4-1 vs. spread).

Comments: Storied franchises meet for the eighth time in the postseason, with the 49ers holding a 4-3 edge . . . All-time regular-season series is tied, 14-14 . . . Giants are making their 18th appearance in a championship game (NFL and NFC) . . . 49ers are making their 13th . . . San Francisco had eight players selected for the Pro Bowl: punter Andy Lee, kicker David Akers, safety Dashon Goldson, cornerback Carlos Rogers, defensive tackle Justin Smith, linebacker Patrick Willis, offensive tackle Joe Staley, and running back Frank Gore . . . New York had two Pro Bowl selections: quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul . . . Manning set a record with 14 fourth-quarter TD passes in regular season . . . San Fran QB Alex Smith has won 15 of his last 18 starts.

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