Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ten things to know about the 49ers

An early look at the Giants' opponent in the NFC Championship Game.

By Dan Salomone - Giants.com 1/17/12

Inside the Numbers: Giants vs 49ers

The Giants and San Francisco 49ers will renew one of the NFL’s best and most closely-contested inter-division rivalries when they meet Sunday in the NFC Championship Game in Candlestick Park.

By Michael Eisen - Giants.com 1/17/12

Giants’ Antrel Rolle: 49ers, Be Careful What You Wish For

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By WFAN.com 1/17/12

NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: Giants Need Big Game from Eli Manning to Beat 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 13:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in action against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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By Josh Martin - Bleacher Report 1/17/12

Giants vs Packers: Officials Kept Packers Alive as Long as They Could

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 16:  Umpire Richard Hall#49 talks with line judges Darryll Lewis #130. Bill Leavy#127 and field judge Rob Vernatchi(75) during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 16, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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By Tim Muranelli - Bleacher Report 1/17/12

Giants vs. 49ers: Candlestick Park Won't Scare Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 13:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in action against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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By Zachary D. Rymer - Bleacher Report 1/17/12

Antrel says Giants will not be denied

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ON A ROLLE: Antrel Rolle says the Giants are playing with such confidence and are so focused that there is no stopping them from winning a championship.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 1/17/12

One more time, vengeance shall be theirs

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DOWN, NOT OUT: Eli Manning and the Giants came up short against Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks and the 49ers in Week 10, but will have their chance at revenge on Sunday.
By Steve Serby - NY Post 1/17/12

Nicks showing Giants ability in playoffs

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By Mark Hale - NY Post 1/17/12

Mark Cannizzaro on Victor Cruz’s play vs. Jets saving the Giants’ season

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SAVIOR: Mark Cannizzaro says Victor Cruz avoiding Eric Smith’s tackle and running for a 99-yard touchdown against the Jets in Week 16 was the play that saved the Giants’ season.
By Mark Cannizzaro - NY Post 1/17/12

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh describes Giants as “scary’’

FEARLESS LEADER: Rookie 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said the Giants will be a “formidable’’ foe for his team in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in San Francisco.
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FEARLESS LEADER: Rookie 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said the Giants will be a “formidable’’ foe for his team in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in San Francisco.
By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 1/17/12

A game away from Super Bowl, NY Giants finally sack injuries, struggles and doubters with berth in NFC Championship game

New York Giants middle linebacker Chase Blackburn (93) recovers a fumble by Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant (25) and runs it inside the 10 yard line in the 2nd half of the Giants 37-20 win.

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Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn recovers a Green Bay fumble and Big Blue is off and running to San Francisco. 
By Tim Smith - NY Dailynews 1/17/12

Antrel Rolle says NY Giants 'can't be beat' heading into Sunday's NFC Championship Game against San Francisco 49ers


 Antrel Rolle, who recovers a fumble Sunday, says the Giants can't be beat by the 49ers in the NFC title game.

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Antrel Rolle, who recovers a fumble Sunday, says the Giants can't be beat by the 49ers in the NFC title game.
By Peter Botte - NY Dailynews 1/17/12

NY Giants All-Time NFC Championship team, as named by the Daily News: Defense


 Michael Strahan celebrates the Giants trip to the Super Bowl in January of 2001

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Michael Strahan celebrates the Giants trip to the Super Bowl in January of 2001
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 1/17/12

NY Giants All-Time NFC Championship team, as named by the Daily News: Offense

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Kerry Collins leads the Giants to the 2000 NFC Championship with a 41-0 win over the Vikings.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 1/17/12

Giants to face San Francisco 49ers in rematch with a healthier defense

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Giants linebacker Michael Boley stands on the sideline in the second half during the loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 13.By Jorge Castillo - Star Ledger 1/17/12

Politi: Giants have seen Hakeem Nicks' massive mitts come in handy

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Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks breaks the tackle of Green Bay Packers strong safety Charlie Peprah in Sunday's playoff win.By Steve Politi - Star Ledger 1/17/12

D'Alessandro: Giants, 49ers show that in the playoffs, it's all about the defense

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Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson (left) and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul celebrate after the defense sacked Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on a key fourth down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's playoff win.By Dave D'Alessandro - Star Ledger 1/17/12

Giants vs. 49ers: Victor Cruz eager for another dance with San Francisco's Carlos Rogers

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San Francisco 49ers cornerback intercepts a pass in front of Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz in the team's first meeting this season on Nov. 13.By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 1/17/12

WR’s become Playmakers in Playoffs

WR core of Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Mannigham continuing to hit stride.

By Dan Salomone - Giants.com 1/17/12

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