Lawrence Tynes hit the 31-yard game winning field goal in overtime. Kyle Williams made people forget Billy Cundiff’s shank from earlier in the day. Eli Manning threw the ball a lot (franchise-record 58 attempts) and two dominant defensive lines controlled the NFC Championship game.
The teams combined for 9 sacks. The game-changing plays both took place on punts as 49ers’ return man Kyle Williams – replacing injured Ted Ginn – had one ball go off his knee and was then stripped in overtime to set up the deciding field goal.
Alex Smith and company struggled to move the ball (0-for-13 on third down), except for two touchdown passes to Vernon Davis (one went 73 yards).
If you were curious, you will be able to purchase “Ed Hochuli Explains The Overtime Rules” on audio book this spring.