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NFC Championship Game 2012: San Francisco 49ers To Face New York Giants, Winners Over Green Bay Packers

The San Francisco 49ers are going to be hosting the NFC Championship game in Candlestick Park. Doesn't get more exciting than this, does it?

San Francisco will host the New York Giants, who upset the Green Bay Packers 37-20 with a dominant performance on both sides of the football, with Eli Manning exploding for 330 yards and three touchdowns, including some timely third down throws. The Packers played mistake-ridden football, as their receivers dropped pass after pass and the offense coughed up the football three times, and the pass rush and coverage harassed Aaron Rodgers into one of his worst games of the season. The Giants played better, and that's why they're headed back to the NFC Championship Game.

San Francisco can't be happy they avoided Rodgers though, because arguably they're facing the hottest team in the NFL in the Giants. Manning is probably playing the best of all the quarterbacks in the playoffs, and he's already proven earlier this season he can move the ball against San Francisco's vaunted front. The Giants defense will present more of a challenge for Alex Smith, Frank Gore, and the 49ers limited offensive set. It should be a fascinating matchup in San Francisco.

To discuss the matchup with Niners fans, head to Niners Nation. To talk about the game with Giants fans, go to Big Blue View.