For those who want an early line on the 2012 NFC Championship game, the San Francisco 49ers are your favorites. But not by much.
Depending on where you look, San Francisco is favored by around a field goal or less (with the de facto line being 2.5 points from Pinnacle) in the conference championship game. It makes sense, as Candlestick Park has proven to be a pretty tough place for a road football team to go into and win a playoff game. The crowd was quite boisterous in their victory over the New Orleans Saints, and you can expect a similar environment next Sunday afternoon.
However, it makes sense that the Niners aren't heavy favorites, as they'll be facing a Giants team that's playing excellent football. You can expect a lot of people to hop on the Eli Manning bandwagon after the way they dismantled the Green Bay Packers.
To discuss the game with 49ers fans, go to Niners Nation. To talk about the game with Giants fans, check out Big Blue View.