SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Any cold-weather garments Vernon Davis owns are getting tossed aside as quickly as he changed San Francisco's playoff fortunes with a game-winning touchdown catch against the favored Saints.

Instead of gearing up — literally speaking — for a trip to frigid Green Bay, the 49ers (14-3) get to stay right at home in the much-warmer Bay Area to host the New York Giants in the franchise's first NFC championship game since the 1997 season.

The NFC West champion Niners already beat New York 27-20 at Candlestick Park in November, and both teams have come far since Justin Smith batted down Eli Manning's last-ditch pass to seal it in the waning moments.

The Giants stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Packers on Sunday to give San Francisco the home field.