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49ers Vs. Giants, 2012 NFC Championship Final Score: Kyle Williams' Gaffes Send New York To 20-17 Overtime Victory

The San Francisco 49ers played a pretty srong all-around game on the ground game and on defense. They got great special teams plays from their punter and their kicker. There's a very good chance they'd still be playing (or already be booking their tickets for Indianapolis) if their punt returner could have held onto the football.

Kyle Williams had his second fumble of the game midway through overtime when he was stripped of the football, and Devin Thomas recovered the ball at the San Francisco 24. A few Ahmad Bradshaw rushes set up a Lawrence Tynes 31 yard field goal.

Williams's two fumble losses led to ten New York points on short fields, which made all the difference. The Giants move onto the Super Bowl and a rematch with the New England Patriots.



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