Candlestick Park is filled to the rafters with hungry San Francisco 49ers fans this Sunday, looking to get back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1994 against the New York Giants. Both teams are dealing with soggy conditions, but Alex Smith and the Niners are dealing with it a bit better, taking a 7-0 leading into second quarter.
The Niners got a stop on the Giants first offensive possession, then Alex Smith dimed a 73 yard touchdown pass to Veron Davis to take the 7-0 lead. The Giants would drive down the field on their next possesion, but were stopped on this fourth-and-1 attempt while close to field goal range:
Smith is 2/5 for 79 yards, while Frank Gore has three carries for 16 yards. Vernon Davis leads all receivers with 73 yards.
Eli Manning had some issues with the wet conditions in the quarter, going 6/11 for 46 yards. Hakeem Nicks leads the G-Men with 2 catches and 17 yards, but injured his shoulder and went to the locker room. He returned to the sideline and is probable to return.
As for the Niners, Mike Iupati had his ankle rolled up by Kendall Hunter on the 49ers first possession, leaving for a series then returned. Unfortunately he went back into the locker room and now is questionable to return.