How much will big-game experience come into play in Sunday's NFC Championship? The Giants have the advantage in that category, largely based on their Super Bowl-winning season of 2007.
It should be noted, that in the pivotal NFC Championship en route to San Francisco's first Super Bowl, the numbers were similarly tilted in the Cowboys' favor. Are Tom Coughlin's Giants anything like Tom Landry's Cowboys? Of course not. What does 1982 have to do with 2012? Not much. We're simply committed to delivering every detail about this game.
Here's the breakdown: Players with Championship Game experience on Active Roster49ers (4)
Brett Swain 2010 NFC Championship for Green Bay
Jonathan Goodwin 2009 NFC Championship for New Orleans
Madieu Williams 2009 NFC Championship for Minnesota
David Akers 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008 NFC Championship for Philadelphia
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Eli Manning 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Ahmad Bradshaw 2007 NFC Championship for NY GIants
Brandon Jacobs 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
David Diehl 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Chris Snee 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Kareem McKenzie 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Tony Ugoh 2009 AFC Championship for Indianapolis
Dave Tollefson 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Justin Tuck 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Osi Umenyiora 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Rocky Bernard 2005 NFC Championship for Seattle
Jimmy Kennedy 2009 NFC Championship for Minnesota
Chase Blackburn 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Zak DeOssie 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Aaron Ross 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Corey Webster 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Deon Grant 2003 NFC Championship for Carolina
Antrel Rolle 2008 NFC Championship for Arizona
Lawrence Tynes 2007 NFC Championship for NY Giants
Steve Weatherford 2006 NFC for New Orleans, 2009. 2010 AFC for NY Jets
The 49ers signed LB Shayne Skov to a one-year deal, the team announced on Thursday.
Skov (6-3, 247) rejoins the 49ers after spending the previous three years (2014-16) with the team. In his career, he has appeared in 24 games and registered two tackles and 12 tackles on special teams. He was waived by the team on May 2, 2017.
A 27-year-old native of San Francisco, CA, Skov attended Stanford University, where he registered 355 tackles, 40.5 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and 13 passes defensed for the Cardinal. He was named a First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team All-American selection in 2013.
Skov will wear number 46.
SANTA CLARA – Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster will be held out of contact drills on Thursday in a joint practice with the Denver Broncos due to a shoulder injury, the 49ers announced.
A team official described Foster’s injury as a “mild AC joint sprain” and unrelated to the surgery he underwent in February on his right shoulder. The 49ers medical staff was seen working on his right shoulder Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
Afterward, 49ers general manager John Lynch said he spoke to Foster and he did not believe there was any significant issue.
Said Lynch, “I talked to him and like Reuben, big smile, said, ‘I’m straight.’ And, so he’s good. He’s straight.”
Foster, who was medically cleared to take part in full contract drills on the eve of training camp, has not missed a practice this summer. He also played 27 snaps in the 49ers’ exhibition opener last week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Foster’s right shoulder was reportedly a topic of concern among NFL teams. Foster said he sustained the tear of the labrum in his right shoulder during Alabama’s national semifinal game against Washington. He played in the championship game against Clemson with the injury.
Considered a Top 10 draft pick, Foster was not chosen until the 49ers traded up from the second round, in a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, to select him with the No. 31 overall pick.