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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches the ball during warm-ups before facing the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. (Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches the ball during warm-ups before facing the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. (Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports)

Odell Beckham Jr. to the Niners is California dreamin' -- at least, according to Dave Gettleman.

The Giants GM addressed the star wide receiver, who reportedly has drawn interest from the Niners, during his season-ending press conference Wednesday morning.

"We didn't sign him to trade him, if that's what you're asking," Gettleman said, throwing cold water on resurfaced rumors.

Tags: Odell Beckham Jr., San Francisco 49ers
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning calls a play against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning calls a play against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants quarterback Eli Manning orchestrated his 36th career game-winning drive in Monday's 27-23 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium.

"It meams a lot," Manning said. "That's what I told the guys this week. We've worked too hard not to be rewarded with wins. ... We just weren't able to get some of the outcomes or make the plays we needed to win. Today we were able to do that."

Manning, who threw for 188 yards and three touchdowns, capped a nine-play, 75-yard, penalty-ridden drive with a go-ahead touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard in the left side of the end zone as the Giants came off the bye week and won for the first time since Week 3.

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, San Francisco 49ers, Sterling Shepard
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Giants come back to beat 49ers 00:01:20
Eli Manning led the Giants to a 27-23 victory, after coming from behind to beat the 49ers on Monday night.

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The Giants are going to take a look at rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta at some point this season. They may even take a look at journeyman Alex Tanney. There's nothing Eli Manning can do to stop that from happening.

But maybe he did just enough on Monday night to hold off the transition for a few more weeks.

The 37-year-old quarterback only completed 19 of 31 passes for 188 yards, but that included three touchdown passes and an impressive, game-winning touchdown drive in the final 2:46 of the game. It included a beautiful 31-yard pass to tight end Evan Engram and a perfectly placed 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds remaining to seal the Giants' 27-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, San Francisco 49ers, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley on the sidelines during second half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley on the sidelines during second half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

After the 49ers beat the Raiders on Thursday night, the Giants are now in line for the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

At 1-7, the Giants are tied with the Raiders for the worst record in the NFL, however because they have a greater strength of schedule through eight games with Oakland, they don't hold the tiebreaker for the No. 1 pick.

Entering Thursday, the 49ers were 1-7 and the Raiders were 1-6, but Nick Mullens, who entered the 2018 season as San Francisco's third-string quarterback, led the 49ers by throwing for 262 yards and three touchdowns in his NFL debut.

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Matt Eisenberg
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Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)
Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.

The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. 

In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
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Jets head coach Todd Bowles and quarterback Bryce Petty discuss the Jets' 23-17 OT win against San Francisco.

Bilal Powell ran for 145 yards, including the game-ending 19-yard touchdown in overtime, to help Bryce Petty and the New York Jets rally from 14 points down to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in overtime on Sunday.

Petty threw an interception on his first pass of the game and the Jets (4-9) trailed 14-0 less than 5 minutes into the game. San Francisco (1-12) led 17-3 at halftime, but fell flat after that and lost a franchise-worst 12th straight game.

Powell took over from there and scored his second TD of the game on New York's first possession of overtime after Petty's scramble and 26-yard pass to Robby Anderson put the Jets in field goal range.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Bryce Petty, Nick Folk, San Francisco 49ers
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Nov 27, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly walks the sideline during the second half against Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins won 31-24. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 27, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly walks the sideline during the second half against Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins won 31-24. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Bent, SNY.TV: 

During the season, Bent's Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets' upcoming opponents, enabling a breakdown of what to watch out for on gameday…

The 49ers season got off to a great start when they shut out the Rams 28-0 in their opener. Unfortunately, they've failed to win since then, with all but three of their losses being by double digits. While, on paper, this looks like the Jets' best remaining chance to get another win this year, the 49ers will be viewing the game in similar fashion. History is against the Jets, as they've only beaten the 49ers twice in their history and just once since 1983. It's also been six years since the Jets won a game in the Pacific Time Zone. 

Let's break down the positional groupings (BGA-style!) for the 49ers to try and highlight what to watch out for.

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San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis blocks San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram during the third quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports Images)
San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis blocks San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram during the third quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports Images)

Offensive tackle Anthony Davis, whom the San Francisco 49ers drafted with the 11th pick in 2010, is looking to get back into the game after a short semi-retirement. Davis last played in 2014, when he missed the last four games due to a concussion. He then sat out last season after questioning the Niners' desire to field a winning team while his brain and body healed.

Davis is still the property of the Niners by virtue of the long-term deal he inked back in 2013 that expires after the 2019 season, so any other team that wishes to vie for his services must acquire them via a trade.

The Giants, who were hoping to bring in veteran free agent Eugene Monroe to bolster their offensive line this summer, are likely interested, but how much would they be willing to pay to land a player that has not played in nearly two seasons in unknown.

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, John Fennelly
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Kelley L Cox)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Kelley L Cox)

Colin Kaepernick will not play again this season, after landing on injured reserve for a torn labrum in his shoulder. But, his 49ers career may be over, too, as he was benched in favor of their backup.

So, should the New York Jets look into trading for the quarterback?

Peter King floats the Jets as one of the options for the 49ers if they want to deal the QB.

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Andrew Vazzano
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The Giants (3-6) will try to end a four-game skid when they host the San Francisco 49ers (5-4) in a game between two of the league's most successful and storied franchises.

Kickoff: 1:00pm

Site: MetLife Stadium

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Some things to watch for today in the Giants-49ers game....

When the Giants have the ball: ?They will attempt to run again, but the offensive line matches up poorly against the San Francisco front, which is one of the most physical in football. ?Niners' DT Justin Smith is one of the toughest players in the league and the interior of the Giants line will have their hands full.

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One more day until the Giants attempt to put an end to their misery with a win over the battered San Francisco 49ers.

Yesterday, the Niners declared two more defensive players out of tomorrow's game: DT?Ian Williams (fibula) and safety Jimmie Ward (foot). ?This week, they placed their All-Pro MLB Patrick Willis (toe) on IR and are still not ready ready to activate Navorro Bowman (knee) from the PUP list.

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"They are very good against the run."

-49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on the Giants defense

Uh, really? The Giants are currently ranked last in the NFL in total defense surrendering 404.9 yards and 27.4 points per game. And they haven't looked good doing it.

I guess Harbaugh does not look at the league stat sheets like most of his peers do. The first thing Tom Coughlin does in his weekly prep presser is rattle off the opponent's stats and league rankings.

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This Sunday, the Giants (3-6) will try to end their freefall into the NFC East basement when the San Francisco 49ers (5-4) roll into MetLife Stadium. Many expect the fall to continue.

The Giants are coming off an embarrassing showing in Seattle, where the Seahawks made NFL history with a 350-yard rushing performance. The Niners are flying high again after defeating the Saints in New Orleans in overtime.

San Francisco is beatable. They are 3-3 on the road this season, but the Giants been having trouble competing against top teams the past year or two, so look for the Niners to grab a road win here.

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Blowing out the Candle: On Monday night, the San Francisco 49ers defeated Atlanta 34-24 in the final regular-season game at Candlestick Park. San Francisco will move to Levi?s Stadium in Santa Clara, California next season.

The 49ers have called Candlestick home since 1971 and Monday marked the 36th time the stadium has hosted Monday Night Football, the most of any stadium in NFL history.?The NFL stadiums to host the most Monday Night Football Games in NFL history:

Candlestick Park - 36

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Candlestick Park, San Francisco 49ers
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I finished 2-2 last week to remain still a paltry 10 games under .500

I won with the Colts and Bengals. The Patriots won but did not cover, and I was a Giants? touchdown away from covering the over on total points from that game.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: 49ers, cardinals, chargers, giants, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, saints
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With Victor Cruz?s return to Big Blue official, the Giants can easily be placed into the argument of having the best receiving corps in the NFL.

Now, Cruz would have likely been here anyway had he not signed the five-year, $43 million contract extension, but a happy Victor Cruz means a productive, salsa-dancing Victor Cruz.

I wrote earlier this offseason that the Giants need Cruz in the mix for the receiving corps to reach its full potential, and that is now the case.

Tags: 49ers, Brandon Myers, eagles, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Louis Murphy, michael crabtree, New York Giants, NFL, NY Giants, receiving corps, rueben randle, Victor Cruz, wide receiver
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Victor Cruz a 49er? Perish the thought. But San Francisco has 47 picks (actually they'll have 15 after the Alex Smith deal goes through) in the upcoming NFL draft and would certainly hand over one of their two No. 1's to the Giants in exchange for one of the game's most exciting and productive wide receivers.

From NFC East blogger Jimmy Kempski:

Let?s assume the Giants tender restricted free agent Victor Cruz at the 1st round level, as expected. If some other team around the league wanted to sign Cruz, they would have to forfeit their first round pick to the Giants, if the Giants chose not to match the offer.

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Randy Moss was back on the podium today in New Orleans justifying his claim that he is the best WR in the history of the NFL.....

On Jerry Rice disagreeing that Moss is the greatest receiver of all-time: ?Everybody is going to have their opinion. I do not live on numbers. I really do not. If you sit here and just said who is the greatest running back? Statistically it is Emmitt Smith. People would say Barry Sanders, Gale Sayers or Jim Brown. Their numbers do not match Emmitt Smith, but people would say Emmitt Smith is the best running back.?

On how to judge the best receiver: ?You make your own judgment. You really do. I know what I think. I am not going to sit up here and tell you how to look at it and how to judge it. I think when it comes to going out there, making plays and helping the team do the things that they are able to do to win the game?I think I am the greatest receiver ever, point blank. Next question.?

Tags: Randy Moss, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl
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Despite the huge worldwide stage, the teams in the Super Bowl have to simply stick to what got them there rather than try to change their whole game plan at the last minute.

For the San Francisco 49ers, relying on a dynamic rushing attack has led them to this point, and that rushing game could lead the 49ers to a Super Bowl win.

San Francisco averaged 155.7 rushing yards per game, which ranked the team fourth in the NFL. This rushing attack kept the 49ers on the field, allowing its top-notch defense to be well-rested whenever it took the field.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 49ers, colin kaepernick, Frank Gore, harbowl, Editorial Aside, ravens, ray lewis, rushing game, Super Bowl
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Harbaugh Brothers Will Face Off for NFL Title

By Jon Wagner

The ever-unpredictable National Football League, always replete with interesting storylines, took a couple more surprising twists to yield a footnote first on Championship Sunday.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVII
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Falcons' Tony Gonzalez will leave the game the NFL's most decorated TE. He'd trade it all in for a SB ring.

The NFC Championship Game features the top two seeds for the first time in three years. The second-seeded San Francisco 49ers (12-4-1) return to the game for the second consecutive season. They lost, 20-17, to the Giants last year. The Atlanta Falcons (14-3) clinched the top seed in the NFC and won their first playoff game in the Mike Smith/Matt Ryan era last week vs the Seattle Seahawks.

Kickoff: 3:00pm Eastern

Tags: ATLANTA FALCONS, New York Giants, NFC Championship Game, NFL, San Francisco 49ers
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This Sunday?s games will decide who will fight for the chance to replace the Giants as Super Bowl champions.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these games in the comments section. Good luck!

Divisional Round Record: 2-2

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 49ers, AFC, championship round, Falcons, NFC, NFL, patriots, playoffs, Editorial Aside, ravens, Super Bowl
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Time is running out to finish above .500. For this week, I will try to pick games that actually mean something.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 15 Record: 2-2

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, giants, nfl picks, Editorial Aside, redskins, Steelers, week 16
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Lots of shaking up in the NFC playoff picture this week. Even with all the possible scenarios, if the Giants win both games, they make the playoffs.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 12-2 (Last week, 1): The Falcons rebounded in a huge way after a Week 14 loss to the Panthers to pound the Giants. This is the type of win that could give a team momentum heading into the playoffs.

2.?Green Bay Packers 10-4 (Last week, 2): The Packers clinched the NFC North division title with a win over the Bears.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Falcons, giants, NFC, NFC Rankings, packers, Editorial Aside, power rankings, seahawks
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The NFC East will be a tight race down the stretch, but it?s looking like the NFC West will be too.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 11-2 (Last week, 1): The Falcons were embarrassed by the Panthers, but they retain the top spot. The Giants can really send Atlanta a message this weekend.

2.?Green Bay Packers 9-4 (Last week, 2): The Packers battled the Lions in the snow to pick up a victory. Just imagine if this team was healthy all season?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Falcons, giants, NFC, NFC East, NFC Rankings, NFC West, packers, Editorial Aside, power rankings
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For those inquiring about the possibility of RB Brandon Jacobs returning to the Giants, the answer is simple: it ain't happenin'.

Jacobs is under contract to San Francisco and they hold all the cards. He is currently suspended without pay.

The reasons behind the suspension have been stated by the Niners. It is suspected that Jacobs' frustration regarding how the team was using (or not using) him, which he had continuously and publicly documented via social media, led the team to suspend him for conduct reasons.

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A big win from the Giants moves them up a spot. The Falcons just keep pulling out wins to remain in the top spot.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 10-1 (Last week, 1): The Falcons relied on a late touchdown to earn a win over the Buccaneers. It?s been getting a little more difficult, but Atlanta is still winning close games.

2.?San Francisco 49ers 8-2-1 (Last week, 2): Colin Kaepernick was at it again as the 49ers earned a sound win over the Saints. Two defensive touchdowns helped as well.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, bears, Falcons, nfc power rankings, NY Giants, Editorial Aside
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The Falcons suffered their first loss of the season, while the Bears and Giants both lost and 49ers tied.

1.??? Atlanta Falcons 8-1 (Last week, 1): The Falcons won?t be finishing this season undefeated, but they remain in the top spot. Again, this is just a formality at this point, as Atlanta will have to show it can win in the playoffs.

2.?? Chicago Bears 7-2 (Last week, 2): Holding the Houston Texans to just 13 points was an accomplishment for the Bears? defense, but the injury to Jay Cutler stunted any sort of offensive attack. But defense wins games in this league, keeping the Bears at No. 2.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, bears, Falcons, giants, NFC, NFC Rankings, playoffs, Editorial Aside, power rankings
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Lots of shake-up this week, especially after all four teams in the NFC East suffered losses. The Falcons remain unbeaten and on top.

1.??? Atlanta Falcons 8-0 (Last week, 1): It wasn?t exactly pretty, but the Falcons earned the win over the Cowboys. They?ll on the division-rival Saints this week.

2.?? Chicago Bears 7-1 (Last week, 4): Chicago?s defense has been unstoppable, and the team blew out the Titans on the road last Sunday.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, bears, Falcons, giants, NFC, Editorial Aside, power rankings, rankings
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Falcons remain on top, but there?s not much shake-up this week. Here are the rankings for Week 9:

1. Atlanta Falcons 7-0 (Last week, 1): The Falcons continue their unbeaten streak after a sound beating of the Eagles.

2. New York Giants 6-2 (Last week, 2): It wasn?t pretty, but the Giants? win over the Cowboys keeps them in the No. 2 position and allowed Big Blue some breathing room in the NFC East.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Falcons, giants, power rankings, week 9
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San Francisco fans were so unhappy with their pass rush Sunday, they took it upon themselves to do some damage.

The New Jersey State Police are investigating a break-in at a private parking lot in East Rutherford, N.J., where the Giants' players park their cars, that occurred while the team was on the West Coast to face the 49ers.

According to reports, the thieves broke into and burglarized the Giants' players cars, and a 1996 Chevy Caprice was stolen from the premises.

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Finally, the Giants defensive front got consistent pressure on an opposing quarterback. Ironically, this strong up-front performance came against arguably the league?s best offensive line in the San Francisco 49ers.

Of note, the Giants did an impeccable job stopping the run against the league?s top rushing team.

On a good number of plays, Jason Pierre-Paul, normally a defensive end, lined up at the defensive tackle position. Maybe it was just being able to see the game from a different angle, but JPP seemed to thrive in this role, recording three tackles, two sacks and a pass deflection.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, defense, defensive end, defensive tackle, Jason Pierre-Paul, JPP, Justin Tuck, matthias miwanuka, NY Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Perry Fewell, Editorial Aside, redskins, RGIII, Tom Coughlin
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There has been some speculation on behalf of San Francisco 49ers fans that running back Brandon Jacobs, formerly of the New York Giants, helped out his old squad.

One 49ers blog included a post from a fan who claimed he saw Jacobs "do something fishy" ...

"I'm telling you man, I have a really hard time believing there's no chance Jacobs did something fishy. It straight up LOOKED like they knew our entire gameplan and everything we were gonna do, then when you factor in we have a player who's been documented as being pissed at the coaching staff for never playing, AND that he used to play for our opponent and is clearly still very buddy-buddy with them based on his post-game actions, it's very very very very VERY fishy."
The fan points out Jacobs visited the Giants' clubhouse after the game, and that players don't just visit opposing team's locker rooms. Then again, not every player was such a key component on two Super Bowl-winning teams.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Brandon Jacobs, Mario Manningham, San Francisco 49ers
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Most games played at Candlestick Park are affected by the weather. If you've ever been there, it's a strange convergence of wind, sun, fog and dew. Yesterday, after the fog lifted, the weather could not have been more perfect: Sunny with a kickoff temperature of 61? ; Humidity: 80%, Wind: Northwest 7 mph.

DT Rocky Bernard (quad), S Kenny Phillips (knee) and RB Andre Brown (coHe ncussion) did not make the trip. WR Jerrel Jernigan, TE Adrien Robinson, DE Adewale Ojomo and OL James Brewer were inactive. The Giants used all of their active players except backup QB David Carr.

Of the questionable starters who played, the Giants received a mixed bag. TE Martellus Bennett (knee) played 57 snaps (88%) on offense and 8 plays on special teams (29%). He was targeted only twice in the game, catching one pass for 9 yards.

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The Giants' blowout victory over the 49ers yesterday said a lot about Big Blue.

But just how much?

The Giants earned a series of "firsts" and caused a series of "firsts" for the 49ers.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Adrian Tracy, Ahmad Bradshaw, Alex Smith, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-49ers, Jacquian Williams, Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka, Editorial Aside, price amukamara, Prince Amukamara, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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The 49ers talked all week about revenge. In the NFL revenge talk is unprofessional. As Paul Newman said in The Sting: "Revenge is for suckers," and that is what the 49ers were yesterday - suckers.

They may have forgotten who they were dealing with. The New York Football Giants are one of the few teams in the NFL that you do not put into a corner.

They go to the draft every year and sign free agents. They hold training camp and practices just like everyone else. Last time I checked, there was a weight room at TIMEX. The Giants have big, strong, tough guys, too. A bunch of talk isn't going to deter them. In fact, it wakes them up.

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by Jon Wagner / SNYGiants Columnist

Not even last year?s Super Bowl champion version of the New York Giants did what this year?s Giants did on Sunday at Candlestick Park.

Last season, New York used a few lucky breaks to barely get by the San Francisco 49ers on the road, in overtime, to reach Super Bowl XLVI, eleven weeks after coming up just short in a close loss on the same field.

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Giants? safety Antrel Rolle is sometimes accused of doing more talking off the field than playing football on the field. However, that was far from the case this afternoon, as Rolle?s two interceptions paced a dominant defensive performance in Big Blue?s 26-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Rolle?s interceptions were incredibly timely and gave the Giants? offense great field position to put points on the board. Alex Smith, who came into the game with the league?s top quarterback rating (108.7), threw a total of three interceptions on the day after only throwing one in the prior five games.

The 49ers entered this contest as the leading rushing team in the NFL, averaging 196.2 yards per game. And if it was any consolation, San Francisco got off to a fast start offensively both on the ground and through the air.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Alex Smith, Antrel Rolle, big blue, defense, giants, Giants Defense, New York Giants, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, prince amukamara, rolle, rolle defense, sacks, San Francisco 49ers
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Before the game, the talk was about about an unrelenting defense and a smash-and-bash rushing attack. The crowd was certainly treated to that, except it was the wrong team that provided it.

The Giants (4-2) came into Candlestick Park today heavy underdogs, without a chance. They left with their heads held high and everyone else without a clue. They simply beat the San Francisco 49ers (4-2) at their own game, physically beating them up and down the field and making them pay for their multiple mistakes.

When it was all over, the Giants had 26 points to the 49ers' 3. ?The Niners had been throttling opponents' running games not allowing a 100-yard rusher in the past 23 games at home and only one in the previous 43 games overall.

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Fourth Quarter:

- Eli Manning and Victor Cruz just barely miss on connecting deep for a touchdown.

- Both offenses look out of sync, but the Giants will be content running out the clock with Bradshaw and taking a double digit road win.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, giants, New York, San Francisco 49ers, week 6
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Inactive for the Giants this afternoon in San Francisco:

S Kenny Phillips, DT Rocky Bernard, RB Andre Brown, OL James Brewer, DE Adewale Ojomo, TE Adrien Robinson and WR Jerrel Jernigan.

WR Hakeem Nicks and OL David Diehl are active as are CB Jayron Hosley and TE Martellus Bennett.

Tags: Giants-49ers, New York Giants, New York Giants Inactives, NFL Inactives, San Francisco 49ers
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The Giants (3-2) travel to San Francisco to play the 4-1 49ers. The Niners are favored by 6 1/2 points. The over/under is 46.

The last time these two met, the Giants took advantage of the Niners' special teams failures and advanced to the Super Bowl on a FG in OT. They also played in early November, with the Niners stopping the Giants int he red zone in final seconds, 27-20.

Before we get into the numbers, let's review a few things that we know. The Giants need to be at critical mass to play their best football. They also play better on the road. They really play their best when no one gives them a chance.

Tags: Giants-49ers, New York Giants, NFL Gambling, NFL Matchups, Editorial Aside, San Francisco 49ers
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The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants (3-2) return to Candlestick Park to face the San Francisco 49ers (4-1) in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship Game. ?It is the 29th meeting between the the storied franchises, who have won a combined 9 Super Bowls between them. The series is tied at 14 wins apiece.

Kickoff: 4:25pm ET

Site: Candlestick Park

Tags: Giants-49ers, New York Giants News, NFL Week 6, San Francisco 49ers
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