Looking back on the Nov. 13 regular-season matchup in San Francisco, there are plenty of turning points the New York Giants can say got away, and the result was a 27-20 loss.
The Giants have since won their last four games, including two playoff games against Atlanta and Green Bay.
Last week’s divisional playoff victory over the Packers has since raised the Giants’ confidence level to all-time highs, and it should. 49er coach Jim Harbaugh said in his press conference Monday that the Giants look healthier, especially at linebacker, and are much more effective.
For all the benefit that comes in hosting a championship game, the fact that the Giants are playing their best at this point makes this game particularly challenging for the 49ers. Here are six keys to winning Sunday’s NFC Championship game.