Giants vs. 49ers: Why New York Is Favorite in Rematch

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Giants vs. 49ers: Why New York Is Favorite in Rematch
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How can the New York Giants be the favorite in the NFC Championship Game against a team they lost to in the regular season?

The Giants were bested in Week 10, losing to the San Francisco 49ers 27-20, but New York is filled with a new-found confidence.

Manning has been playing as well as any other quarterback, and the Giants passing game is a deadly weapon.

The 49ers have been bothered by good pass-rushing team before, and New York should be able to get to Alex Smith often.

Also, the Giants wide receivers create some mismatches, and if it is a high scoring contest, then the 49ers likely can't keep up.

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