The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants have battled their way into overtime at Candlestick during the NFC Championship game, with a new set of rules that they must abide by.
If the team that receives the ball first scores a touchdown, the game is over. Other than that, the other team will have a chance to answer. So if the Giants kick a field goal on their opening possession, San Francisco would be given one chance to either match the other team’s field goal or win the game with a touchdown of their own.
It’s already been quite the heart-attack game, but it’s going to get worse before it gets better at the Stick.
However, if the teams are even after their first possessions, the game reverts to a sudden-death format.