Numbers to watch: 49ers/Giants
0: Rushing yards by Frank Gore on six carries in the Niners' 27-20 victory over New York on Nov. 13, the only time in his seven-year career Gore has been held to zero yards rushing.
1: Total number of receptions for Michael Crabtree in the 49ers' November victory over the Giants.
2: Sunday's game marks just the second time in NFL history that two quarterbacks taken with the No. 1 overall selection of the draft will start against each other in a conference championship game and just the fourth such matchup in any postseason game. The 49ers selected Alex Smith with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 draft and El Manning was selected No. 1 overall by the Giants a year earlier.
3: Consecutive playoff victories for the 49ers at Candlestick Park.
3: Total number of sacks in two playoff games by Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, the most of any NFC player in this year's playoffs and one more than teammate Michael Boley.
3.46: Yards per rushing attempt allowed by the 49ers to opposing running backs this season, the lowest figure in the NFL.
4: Playoff victories for the 49ers over the Giants at Candlestick Park. New York's only postseason victory in San Francisco came in the 1991 NFC Championship Game, when the Giants prevailed 15-13 with a field goal in the final seconds.
5: NFC Championship Game victories for the 49ers, who are the only team to win that many NFC crowns that never has lost in the Super Bowl.
5: Fourth-quarter comeback victories directed this season by both Alex Smith and Eli Manning.
6: Number of top-10 NFL passing offenses the 49ers faced this year. The Niners went 5-1 in those games and forced 14 turnovers in them. The Giants had the NFL's fifth-ranked passing attack this past season.
6: Road playoff wins by Giants coach Tom Coughlin, just one short of Tom Landry's NFL record.
6.5: Average yards per rushing attempt for the 49ers in last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC playoff semifinals.
13: Points scored off turnovers by the 49ers last week against the Saints.
14: Pass plays of 40 yards or more allowed by the 49ers this season, one of the worst marks in the NFL, after the Saints hit San Francisco for a 44-yard touchdown reception by Darren Sproles and a 66-yard TD catch by Jimmy Graham in the final 4:02 of last week's game.
16: Total number of sacks of Eli Manning allowed by the Giants in their past 13 games, including playoffs.
20: Home playoff victories for 49ers after last week's 36-32 win over New Orleans.
20: Number of pass plays among San Francisco's 26 offensive plays in the Niners' November game against the Giants.
21: Yards of longest pass completion allowed by Giants to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in last week's NFC playoff semifinal.
21: Total number of passes thrown to wide receivers Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham in New York's November game against the 49ers. The pair caught 12 of them for 161 yards and one touchdown.
26: The 49ers will be hosting their 26th playoff game at Candlestick Park, the most NFC playoff games hosted at one venue since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger. The 49ers are 19-6 in playoff games on the Candlestick turf.
30: Combined tackles by Niners' middle linebackers NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis in San Francisco's November victory over the Giants.
34: Postseason field goals made by David Akers, the second-highest total in NFL history.
34:37: New York's time of possession in its November loss to the 49ers, the best by a San Francisco opponent during the 2011 season.
35.5: Total number of sacks this season by New York defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul, Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Dave Tollefson.
38: Sunday's clash with the Giants will be the 49ers' 38th playoff game since 1980, which leads all NFL teams during that span.
38.2: The percentage of Alex Smith's career touchdown passes that have been caught by tight end Vernon Davis, the highest percentage among all teammates active in today's NFL. Davis has accounted for 26 of Smith's 68 career regular-season TD passes. The pair also hooked up for two touchdown passes last week against New Orleans, which isn't included in the above numbers.
44.2: Percentage of stops by the San Francisco defense this season on third-down plays when the yards needed to convert a first down was six or more.
48: Quarterback sacks by the Giants during 2011 season, which ranked third in the NFL. The 49ers ranked seventh with 42 sacks.
61: Total number of missed tackles by the 49ers during the 2011 season, the fewest of any team in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. Final Four teams New York and Baltimore also ranked among the league's top 10.
61: Yards receiving by Vernon Davis on San Francisco's game-winning touchdown drive last week against New Orleans, including the final 14 yards for the winning touchdown with nine seconds to play.
65: Postseason interceptions by the 49ers, the second-most in NFL history. With two picks last week against New Orleans, the 43rd postseason game in team history, the Niners moved past the Pittsburgh Steelers (64) and St. Louis Rams (64). San Francisco trails only the Dallas Cowboys, who have 94 interceptions in 59 postseason games.
100.1: Eli Manning's passer rating in road playoff games, the third-highest in NFL history for quarterbacks with 100 attempts or more.
103.2: Quarterback rating for Alex Smith in last week's victory over New Orleans.
108: Points scored by the 49ers off their NFL-leading 38 takeaways during the season, which represented 28.4 points of their total scoring.
121.8: Quarterback rating for Eli Manning in playoff victories over Atlanta and Green Bay.
135: Total yards passing by Alex Smith on San Francisco's final two offensive drives against the Saints, when Smith completed 7 of 10 passes and the game-winning touchdown throw.
155: Yards passing by Eli Manning working off play action last week against the Packers, situations in which Manning completed 7 of 9 passes.
157: Postseason passing completions for Eli Manning, which ties Phil Simms for the most in Giants team history.
165: Yards receiving last week against Green Bay for Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks, the second-highest total in franchise history for a playoff game. Nicks' 280 yards receiving in the playoffs this season ranks second among all NFL players.
330: Yards passing by Eli Manning in last week's victory over Green Bay, the third-highest total in a playoff game in Giants history.
395: Total yards of offense for Giants in November game against the 49ers, who had 305 yards of offense in that game.
607: Total passing yards for Eli Manning in playoff victories over Atlanta and Green Bay.
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