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  1. Ravens await 49ers' ascending WR Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree voiced frustration over the opportunities available to him during an overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. Crabtree had finished that game with a singl...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  2. 49ers erase 17-point deficit, book first Super Bowl trip in 18 ye...

    Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | January 20, 2013
  3. Final Word: 49ers at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the NFC Championship Game matchup Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome: Quarterback equalizers: The 49ers went 5-2 this season when facing top-10 quarterbacks by regular-sea...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  4. Giants intercept Alex Smith three times in blowout victory over 4...

    Antrel Rolle intercepted two passes by Alex Smith, Prince Amukamara picked off another and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 14, 2012
  5. Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers QB, says sprained finger 'fine'

    Alex Smith's sprained middle finger shouldn't be a problem when the San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants on Sunday in the anticipated rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  6. 49ers keys vs. Packers: Mr. and Mr. Smith

    ESPN Stats & Information

    US Presswire/Cary EdmonsonAldon Smith figures to be a key factor for the 49ers in 2012. The premier matchup of Week 1 pits the San Francisco 49ers against the Green Bay Packers-the game that could have been the NFC Championship Game last season had ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  7. Jacobs and NFC West short-yardage guys

    Mike Sando

    Peter from Rutland, Vt., points to Anthony Dixon's failed third-and-1 rushing attempt in the NFC Championship Game as one reason the San Francisco 49ers might have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. This play escaped my att...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  8. What makes quarterbacks, receivers click

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Those pushing for the San Francisco 49ers to upgrade at wide receiver can point to the NFC Championship Game for supporting evidence. Michael Crabtree's 3-yard reception stood as the lone catch for a 49ers wideout during a 20-17 ov...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  9. Mailbag: All eyes on Peyton Manning

    Mike Sando

    Filippo from Windsor, Canada, thinks Alex Smith, not Kyle Williams, was the 49ers' biggest problem in the NFC Championship Game. He wondered whether the team could trade for Peyton Manning this offseason. Mike Sando: There will almost certainly be...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  10. 49ers hurt, not slain, will rise to fight again

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Notes and observations from San Francisco 49ers headquarters one day after the season ended with a 20-17 overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game: That was Jim Harbaugh, not the 16th century priva...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  11. X's and O's: Inside the Giants' victory

    Rich Cimini

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There's something about the New York Giants that makes their opponents forget who they are. Let's call it the Schottenheimer Schyndrome, and the San Francisco 49ers were infected by it Sunday night in the NFC Championship Game. ...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  12. NFL - Analyzing the early Super Bowl XLVI line

    Chad Millman

    ESPN Insider Chad Millman offers insight into the early Super Bowl XLVI line between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  13. Giants continue own run of perfection

    AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezCatches like this one by Victor Cruz proved to be crucial to the Giants victory over the 49ers. Once again, the New York Giants had the golden touch when it came to winning an NFC Championship Game in dramatic fashion. Th...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Giants 20, 49ers 17 OT

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers missed a chance to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVI thanks largely to two critical miscues in t...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  15. Halftime thoughts: Cruz Control

    Dan Graziano

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There are enough New York Giants fans in the crowd here at the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park that you can hear shouts of "Cruuuuuuuuuuuz" whenever the Giants' Victor Cruz makes a catch. They've had plenty of chances to ma...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  16. First-half thoughts as Giants lead 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few quick thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers as they head to halftime trailing the New York Giants 10-7 in the NFC Championship Game: The 49ers' pass rush is the key to the second half. San Francisco isn't getting enough press...

    Blog | January 22, 2012