Two 'nobodies' come up big for Giants

The special teams play of Jacquain Williams and Devin Thomas was key for Big Blue

Updated: January 23, 2012, 3:48 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tom Coughlin had a hunch, a gut feeling one of his lesser-known players would be a difference-maker Sunday night in the NFC Championship Game. He was right.

Make that doubly right.

After 65 minutes of taut football, with neither defense showing any signs of breaking, two nobodies came out of nowhere to make the play of the game.

New York Giants rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams sprinted 40 yards on a punt, stripped the ball from San Francisco 49ers punt ...

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