Originally Posted by O.city
Smith going 0fer on 3rd downs in that game is what cost them.
No, their defense giving up a 4th quarter touchdown and Kyle Williams' muffed returns is what cost them.
The Giants defense was sick at that point of the year. The 49ers put up as many points in that championship game as did the New England Patriots two weeks later in a Super Bowl loss.
But no one likes to talk about that aspect.