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49ers VS. Giants, NFC Championship 2012: New Overtime Rules

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.

For more on the 49ers, head over to Niners Nation. For the Giants side of things, head over to Big Blue View.

However, if the teams are even after their first possessions, the game reverts to a sudden-death format.