Quarterback Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass the ball against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park on Nov. 13. Both team's QBs had stellar regular seasons this year.
They were the No. 1 overall picks in the 2004 and 2005 drafts.
And, now, their paths will converge Sunday as the most-important pieces of their respective teams in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park (3:30 p.m.)
Although the quarterbacks of the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers will never be on the field together, how they stack up against each other will likely decide which team advances to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.
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