Giants prepare for NFC championship in San Francisco

That road warrior mentality the New York Giants have embraced is paving their path nicely. They will need it for one more game when they head to San Francisco next Sunday to play for the NFC championship.

News 12 Staff

Jan 16, 2012, 7:58 PM

Updated 4,470 days ago

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Giants prepare for NFC championship in San Francisco
That road warrior mentality the New York Giants have embraced is paving their path nicely.
They will need it for one more game when they head to San Francisco next Sunday to play for the NFC championship.
Since making the playoffs as a wild card in 2007, Tom Coughlin's team has emphasized the need to be comfortable on the road. The Giants felt downright at home at Lambeau Field in the postseason for the second straight time, humbling the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers 37-20 Sunday.
Four years ago, they eliminated the Packers 23-20 in overtime on the Lambeau tundra.
"I think we're a dangerous team," Coughlin said. "I like where we are and how we're playing."
Why not? Eli Manning threw for three touchdowns for the second consecutive week, Hakeem Nicks caught two of his scoring throws - one a 37-yard desperation pass at the end of the first half - and the Giants (11-7) forced four turnovers from the usually precise Packers and had four sacks.
So it's on to San Francisco, where they lost 27-20 in November. But the Giants also lost to the Packers (15-2) during the regular season.
The 49ers (14-3) won a classic on Saturday, rallying to beat New Orleans 36-32 with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds remaining.


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