The New York Giants (6-2) travel to San Francisco to play the 7-1 49ers in a battle of division leaders and contrasting styles. The 49ers are a run-oriented offense with a run-stopping defense while Giants possess a dangerous passing game and a devastating pass rush.
Site: Candlestick Park
Kickoff: 4:15 ET
Weather: Sunny, high 50's
TV: FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Radio: WFAN 660AM Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 85 (NYG), 86 (SF) XM: 236 (SF)
The Line: 49ers by 3 1/2; Over/Under 42 1/2
Last Game: 10/19/08: 49ers 17 at Giants 29. New York RB Brandon Jacobs rushes for 69 yards & 2 TDs (26, 2) as Giants defense limits San Francisco to 35 yards rushing.
Last Game at Site: 11/6/05: Giants 24, San Francisco 6. Leading 10-6 entering 4th quarter, Jacobs rushes for 2 TDs for final margin as Giants defense holds 49ers to just 138 total yards.
League RanksGiants: 11th Offense (Pass 6; Rush 28) 19th Defense (Pass 17, Rush 24)
49ers: 26th Offense (Pass 30, Rush 6) 8th Defense (Pass 22, Rush 1)
InjuriesGiants: OUT: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Jerrel Jernigan (hip) Questionable: WR Mario Manningham (knee), CB Prince Amukamara (foot), T Stacy Andrews (back), C David Baas (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) Probable: RB Henry Hynoski (neck), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee)
49ers: Questionable: DE Ray McDonald (hamstring), RB Moran Norris (fibula) Probable: LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder), WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), S Dashon Goldson (knee), RB Frank Gore (ankle), RB Kendall Hunter (ankle), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe), TE Delanie Walker (knee), S Donte Whitner (thigh)
Giants NotesHave won 6 of past 7. Giants lead overall regular-season series, 14-13. Head Coach Tom Coughlin is 4-0 lifetime vs San Francisco.
QB Eli Manning is 3-0 in career vs. SF. Leads NFL with 121.7 rating in 4th Q & had 2 TDs in 4th Q last week…RB Brandon Jacobs aims for 4th in row vs. SF with TD. Has 5 rush TDs in 3 meetings. Incl. playoffs, when Jacobs starts & has 21+ att., Giants are 11-1…
WR Hakeem Nicks has 24 catches for 390 yards (97.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4. WR Victor Cruz has 90+ yards in 5 of past 6. Leads NFL with 269 rec. yards on 3rd down. WR Mario Manningham aims for 3rd in row with TD. TE Jake Ballard had game-winning TD last week…
DE Justin Tuck has 3.5 sacks & 2 FFs in 2 meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. SF with 1.5+ sacks. DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 14 sacks in past 14 & aims for 5th in row with sack. DE Osi Umenyiora had sack, FF & 2 FRs in last meeting... LB Mathias Kiwanuka aims for 5th in row with sack or INT; was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 9...
49ers NotesHave won 6 in row…Head coach Jim Harbaugh is 2-1 vs NFC East; faces Giants for first time.
QB Alex Smith has won 8 of past 9 starts. In those 9 starts, has completed 147 of 235 (62.6 pct.) for 1,743 yards with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 98.6 rating. Has won 6 of past 7 at home. In those 7 starts, has completed 105 of 176 (59.7 pct.) for 1,377 yards with 13 TDs vs. 1 INT for 106.7 rating. Has 2 INTs, fewest in NFL (min. 200 att.). 49ers are 9-0 when Smith starts & has 100+ rating…
RB Frank Gore is 1st player in team history to rush for 100+ yards in 5 games in row. Since start of 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 8,818 scrimmage yards (6,588 rush, 2,230 rec.)…
Since start of 2009, TE Vernon Davis has 23 TDs, most among NFL TEs. In that time, Davis (2,218) has 2nd most rec. yards by NFC TE. In only meeting (10/13/08 with Cle.), WR Braylon Edwards had 5 catches for 154 yards (30.8 avg.) & TD…
Defense has not allowed 100-yard rusher in 30 consecutive games, longest active streak…DE Justin Smith has started 163 games in row. LB Aldon Smith ties for lead among NFL rookies with 6.5 sacks. LB Patrick Willis had 2 FFs last week.