The NFC Championship Game came down to the 49ers offense verses the Seahawk defense, and Seattle’s number one ranked defense prevailed. San Francisco got the ball down six with the chance to pull off the upset but couldn’t make one more big play against their opponent.
Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle’s top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.
In anticipation of the AFC and NFC Championship games this weekend, we’ve pulled together America’s leading sportscasters to make their predictions and picks for Patriots-Broncos and 49ers-Seahawks.
With both San Francisco and Seattle winning their respective NFC Divisional Round games, the NFC will be sending a member of the West to the Super Bowl, but which team will it be?
49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship.
Many 49ers players stewed for months about that near-miss in the NFC title game, a sting that only became worse when Eli Manning and the Giants went on to win another championship.
Kyle Williams is ignoring the barrage of hateful, hurtful, even threatening comments he has received in the aftermath of his ill-timed fumble that cost the San Francisco 49ers the NFC championship game against New York.
Super Bowl XLII won Manning respect. A second Lombardi Trophy in four years might someday put him in the Hall of Fame.
New York Giants fans were ecstatic after their team beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 to advance to the Super Bowl.
“Absolutely 100 percent confident, 100 percent confident. The Giants are going to take us to the Super Bowl,” said G-Men fan Andrew Wisniewski.
Tynes kicked a winning 31-yard field goal in sudden-death overtime and New York beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the NFC championship game Sunday night to reach its second Super Bowl in five seasons.
Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has returned to the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers after being taken to the locker room.
Tight end Jake Ballard is active despite a banged-up right knee for the Giants. Linebacker Mark Herzlich is inactive with an ankle injury.
Complaints of hostile fans at Candlestick Park last week have prompted the 49ers organization and the NFL to bring in extra undercover officers for the NFC Championship.
When some 70,000 fans converge on Candlestick Park this Sunday for the Bay Area’s first NFC championship in 15 years, they had better be on their best behavior or risk being booted from the stadium — without warning.