Site: MetLife Stadium
Surface: Field Turf
TV: FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch; field reporter Pam Oliver.
Radio: Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM; SIRIUS: 125 (SF), 133 (NYG) XM: 227 (NYG)
Referee: Gene Steratore
Weather: Cloudy, High 40s
The Line: 49ers by 4; O-U 44
The Series: Giants lead 15-14; have won 4 of past 5
Last Meeting: 10/14/12: Giants 26 at 49ers 3. New York RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushes for 116 yards & TD. Giants force 6 sacks & 3 INTs, including 2 by S Antrel Rolle.
Last meeting in Meadowlands: 10/19/08: Giants 29, 49ers 17. New York RB Brandon Jacobs rushes for 69 yards & 2 TDs. Giants S Michael Johnson has 2 INTs & defense records 6 sacks.
49ers: OUT: S Jimmie Ward (foot), DT Ian Williams (fibula) QUESTIONABLE: CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), LB Dan Skuta (ankle) PROBABLE: LB Chris Borland (shoulder), RB Frank Gore (hip), DE Ray McDonald (knee), S Eric Reid (ankle), DE Justin Smith (not injury related)
Giants: OUT: RB Peyton Hillis (concussion, IR), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) PROBABLE: S Nat Berhe (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (neck), RB Rashad Jennings (knee), DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), DE Damontre Moore (shoulder)
When QB Colin Kaepernick starts & has 100+ rating (incl. playoffs), team is 15-1 (.938)…
Last week, RBs Frank Gore & rookie Carlos Hyde each had rush TD…
WR Anquan Boldin has 12 catches for 188 yards (94 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2. TE Vernon Davis has 3 TDs (73, 31 & 28 yards) in past 3 meetings (incl. playoffs). In NFC Champ, had 3 catches for 112 yards (37.3 avg.) & 2 TDs. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), ties for 2nd in NFL with 53 rec. TDs.
WR Michael Crabtree had season-long 51-yard catch last week. WR Stevie Johnson had TD in only game vs. NYG (10/16/11 with Buf.)…
Rookie LB Chris Borland has 35 tackles in past 2. Had 17 tackles & FR in OT last week. LB Ahmad Brooks had sack & FF in OT last week to set up GW FG. CB Antoine Bethea aims for 3rd in row with INT.
DT Justin Smith had sack vs. NYG in NFC Championship Game.
LB Patrick Willis (IR) has sack in 2 of past 3 meetings (incl. NFC Champ). Since entering NFL in 2007, is only player with 20+ sacks (20.5), 15+ FF (16) & 8+ INTs (8)...
QB Eli Manning has won 5 of 6 career starts vs. SF (incl. playoffs). Has 9 TDs vs. 3 INTs vs. SF. Has started 160 consecutive games, longest active streak…Rookie RB Andre Williams leads NFC rookies with 4 rush TDs. Ranks 2nd among NFC rookies with 335 rush yards…
Rookie WR Odell Beckham, Jr. aims for 3rd 100-yard game in row. Has 15 catches for 264 yards (132 per game). Aims for 4th in row with 100+ rec. yards or TD.
WR Rueben Randle has 10 rec. TDs in past 15 home games. Has recorded 10 of his 11 career rec. TDs at home. WR Preston Parker had 7 catches for 79 yards & TD last week.
TE Larry Donnell has club-best 5 rec. TDs & TE Daniel Fells is 2nd with 4…
S Antrel Rolle had 2 INTs in last meeting, 1 of 3 career games with 2+ INTs.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul is only DE in NFL with 2 INT-TDs since 2012. Had 2 sacks in last game vs. SF. Aims for 3rd meeting in row with 0.5+ sack (incl. playoffs). DE Mathias Kiwanuka has 1.5 sacks in past 2 meetings (incl. NFC Champ Game).