49ers, Giants head to overtime

Reuters

Sixty minutes of football wasn’t enough to decide who’s going to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

The Giants and 49ers ended regulation in San Francisco tied 17-17, and so it’s on to overtime.

In the playoffs, the team that wins the coin toss in overtime cannot win on a field goal on its first possession. This is the second playoff overtime under the new format; the Broncos scored a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage against the Steelers in the only other game to use the new overtime rules.

Get your popcorn ready.