NFC Championship tickets have arrived and this particular NFC Championship is going to be epic. The Giants and 49ers have both arrived at this point by sheer force of will and neither was expected to be here. When the Giants and 49ers meet this Sunday, those fans with NFC Championship tickets will get to see the most unlikely, and most hotly contested, NFC Championship in years.
The 49ers reached this NFC Championship by posting a 13-3 record and securing the #2 seed. But more than that they got here by beating the New Orleans Saints, the heavily favored offensive powerhouse from the NFC South. And in an even more unlikely turn of events did it with a sterling offensive performance from the much maligned Alex Smith and the 49er offense. The Giants took an even more contested path, winning the NFC East in the final week, beating the Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card round, and then toppling the #1 seeded Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field.