During a suspenseful game that went into overtime, the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 for the NFC Championship title. This means that, sadly, SF won't advance to the Super Bowl. "Thanks to two fumbled punt returns by Kyle Williams - one in the fourth quarter and the other in overtime," points out The Chronicle.

"I’m proud of the way we played, the way we competed," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said during a post-game press conference. "It wasn’t there for us today. … In a lot of ways, we played well enough to win and didn’t."

SFist football scribe Daisy Barringer will have more later today on Sunday's devastating loss.