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Giants vs. 49ers Game Diary



Giants:WR Ramses Barden, RB Da'Rel Scott, LB Mark Herzlich, C Jim Cordle, DE Justin Trattou, DT Jimmy Kennedy, T James Brewer.
49ers:QB Scott Tolzien, WR Ted Ginn, Jr., CB Shawntae Spencer, FB Moran Norris, G Daniel Kilgore, G Mike Person, NT Ian Williams.**


15:00 Rich Seubert, Mark Bavaro and Michael Strahan were honorary captains for the coin toss. The game captains were Chris Snee and Chris Canty along with the season captains of Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Zak DeOssie. New York won the toss and deferred to the 49ers. 52 degrees and raining at kickoff with 15 mph SE winds.
11:51 After a 49ers punt, Giants opened up with three passing plays as Manning completed a 12-yard pass to Victor Cruz on third-and-10, giving New York its first fresh set of downs.
8:19 Manning sacked by DE Ray McDonald, forcing a fumble. Kareem McKenzie recovered for a 13-yard loss, setting up Steve Weatherford's first punt of the day.
7:21On second-and-10, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith hit tight end Vernon Davis, who outran safety Antrel Rolle for a 74-yard touchdown. That's Davis' third touchdown of the postseason. *49ers 7, Giants 0.  
2:23 Giants went for it on fourth-and-one and handed the ball to Brandon Jacobs, who was stopped for no gain. San Francisco took over on its own 34.
0:00 SAN FRANCISCO 7, NEW YORK 0.STAT OF THE QUARTER: Giants converted three third downs of 10, seven, and three yards.**


15:00 Manningdeep to Cruzfor 36 yards on the first play of the quarter, converting a third-and-6.
11:21 On second-and-goal from the San Francisco 6, tight end Bear Pascoe received a pass over the middle from Manning, taking it in for the score. It was the first touchdown of the California native's career. Both touchdowns have been scored by tight ends. Before the play, center David Baas went out with an abdominal contusion. Left guard Kevin Boothe slid to center while Mitch Petrus substituted in for the scoring play. *Giants 7, 49ers 7.
1:55After the two-minute warning, Smith scrambled for three yards and was taken down from behind by Justin Tuck. The Giants forced the punt and took over on their own 36.
0:37 Cruz passed the 100-yard mark with a 17-yard pass
0:06Lawrence Tynes kicked a 31-yard field goal. Cruz was targeted five times on the 10-play, 51-yard drive. *Giants 10, 49ers 7.0:00 NEW YORK 10, SAN FRANCISCO 7.STAT OF THE HALF:San Francisco went 0-for-4 on third down while New York was 5-for-9. **


15:00Giants received the ball to start the second half, beginning at their own 20 with a three-point lead.
13:25 Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul combined for the Giants' first sack of the game. It was for a loss of seven yards.
9:52 Jacquian Williams deflected a pass intended for Delanie Walker on third down, forcing the 49ers to punt. Smith has completed just three of 10 passes so far in the game.
5:26 Smith hooked up with Davis again, this time for a 28-yard touchdown with five minutes to play in the third quarter. Davis and Frank Gore are the only two 49ers with receptions at this point in the game. 49ers 14, Giants 10.
3:50 Manning is sacked by Ray McDonaldfor a loss of six yards on third down. It was the third time he got to Manning (2.5 sacks).0:00 SAN FRANCISCO 14, NEW YORK 10STAT OF THE QUARTER:49ers had three first downs from Giants' penalties and were still 0-for-7 on third down efficiency.**


11:17 Steve Weatherford punted 56 yards to SF 29, downed by Devin Thomas. The Giants challenged that the ball hit returner Kyle Williams' knee. They were successful, and the play was reversed, taking over on the San Francisco 29.
8:41On the ensuing drive after the challenge, Manning hit Mario Manningham in the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown on third-and-15. It was Manningham's first of the game. *Giants 17, 49ers 14.
5:43 David Akerstied the game with a 25-yard field goal. Drive: 6 plays, 48 yards in 2:55. *Giants 17, 49ers 17.
3:18 Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora combined on a third-down sack of Smith for a loss of 10 yards. Giants took a timeout before the ensuing punt.
*1:55 *50-yard punt by
Weatherford, fair catch called at the San Francisco 29.
*1:33 *49ers went three-and-out, punting the ball back to the Giants at the New York 18.
0:32 *New York's second time out. Ball on San Francisco 46.
0:27 *Weatherford net punt of 15 yards gave the 49ers the ball at their own 39.
0:00 **Alex Smith pass deep right to D.Walker to NYG 33 for 29 yards (C.Webster). FUMBLES (C.Webster), recovered by SF-K.Hunter at NYG 32. K.Hunter to NYG 32 for no gain (J.Williams).


15:00Giants won the coin toss and elected to receive. After a relatively dry second half, the rain picked back up during the intermission.
13:50Picking up one first down from Henry Hynoski, the Giants were then forced to punt on the next set of downs. The 49ers took over on their own 22 after a 48-yard punt from Weatherford.
12:11 The Giants forced a three-and-out, and the two teams traded punts again. The Giants took over on their own 36.
10:13San Francisco timeout.
9:42On fourth-and-17 with 9:42 remaining in overtime, Steve Weatherford punted 37 yards to the San Francisco 19, caught by Kyle Williams. He was then immediately met by Jacquian Williams, who forced the fumble while Devin Thomas recovered it. The Giants took over in San Francisco territory on the 24.
7:49Lawrence Tynes kicked a 24–yarder to send the Giants to the Super Bowl.


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