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RoanokeFan
10-14-2012, 09:13 PM
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NEWARK STAR LEDGER

Giants' Hot Topic: Where do they rank among NFL's top teams?

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_hot_topic_where_do_they.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "The Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants/) went into San Francisco and delivered an old-fashioned beatdown to move into first place in the NFC East.

But while the Giants are on top of the division, some may also feel they rank at the top of the NFC, or even the entire NFL." Read more...

Giants make a statement in 26 - 3 pounding of the 49ers on the road

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_3.html

Excerpt: "Ahmad Bradshaw was the first Giant to leave the Candlestick Park field, in need of an IV to treat the cramping that results from 116 rushing yards against a touted defense.

A few minutes later, the rest of these road-warrior Giants followed, through a corridor of blue-clad fans showering them with the kind of deafening ovation not usually reserved for visiting teams.

A giddy Osi Umenyiora paused to look at a group of media members, shouting, “I thought we forgot how to rush?”

Consider the Giants’ 26-3 victory against the 49ers a statement made." Read more..

Giants' Hakeem Nicks not at full strength, but contributes to win over 49ers

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_4.html

Excerpt: "Hakeem Nicks was not at full strength. There were moments in Sunday’s 26-3 win against the 49ers when that was clear. But the receiver was determined to return to the lineup for the NFC Championship Game rematch.

“I know it will get better as weeks go on,” Nicks said. “I expect to come to out here and be great, great my first game back, but I know it will get better next week and the week after that. It just takes time.”

Nicks missed the previous three games with foot and knee injuries but returned to practice Thursday and was able to make the cross-country trip. He admitted he “wasn’t feeling great,” but he said he doesn’t think about the pain when he is playing.

Nicks had three catches for 44 yards, one a spectacular 26-yard grab despite being interfered with by the cornerback. But there were a few signs he wasn’t completely healthy." Read more...

Giants' Antrel Rolle breaks through with two interceptoins, coaches on thrid in win over 49ers

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_6.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "Yes, Antrel Rolle had two interceptions Sunday, his first two of the season and only the fourth and fifth in three seasons with the Giants. But when he got up to speak after a 26-3 victory over the 49ers, Rolle seemed a lot more excited to talk about Prince Amukamara’s interception.

That’s because Amukamara’s pick came on the Alex Smith-to-the-tight-end play that has burned the Giants repeatedly in the past.

“That’s a play last year when Vernon Davis scored on us last year,” Rolle said. “We got that play a couple of times. I said, ‘Prince, you didn’t play any zone when you were in college. You don’t have zone eyes.’ I said, ‘Listen, this is what’s going to come. They were very successful with this play last year. It’s going to come, it’s going to come.’ ” Read more...

Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw finds success against stingy 49ers defense

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_5.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "Ahmad Bradshaw’s past two weeks were a long time coming. The sixth-year running back had gone 357 days since his last 100-yard game before last week’s 200-yard outburst against the Browns. Add in Sunday’s 116-yard showing against the normally stout 49ers, and it’s clear Bradshaw is back at the center of the Giants offense.

But there was never any doubt that the Giants were going to keep handing the ball to Bradshaw.

“I think you have to,” coach Tom Coughlin said after the Giants’ 26-3 victory here against the 49ers. “We wanted to. We wanted the balance.”

Coughlin noted that San Francisco, with one of the best defenses in the NFL, never sacked Eli Manning.

“Part of having no sacks is because we run the ball,” he said. “We stayed with it. … It gives us good balance. Against a team like that, you’ve got to have the ability to have balance because if they just tee off against one area, you’ve got some issues.” Read more...

You grade 'em: Giants vs. 49ers

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/you_grade_em_giants_vs_49ers_2.html#incart_rive (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/you_grade_em_giants_vs_49ers_2.html#incart_river)r (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/you_grade_em_giants_vs_49ers_2.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Giants fans, here's your chance to grade Big Blue in their game against the San Francisco 49ers.Assign your grades in the polls below, and then drop down and leave a comment explaining your thinking." VOTE

Giants get three interceptions and beat 49ers 26 - 3

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_3.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "Antrel Rolle intercepted two passes by Alex Smith, Prince Amukamara picked off another and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game." Read more...

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.

Defending Super Bowl Champion NY Giants establish themselves as the best team in the NFL with a beating of the San Francisco 49ers

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/myers-week-6-giants-prove-champs-article-1.1183573


Excerpt: "The Giants team that worked its way through the playoffs in January and then won the Super Bowl in February finally showed up in October to assert itself as the best team in the NFL.


The 49ers were supposedly the premier team before the Giants came into Candlestick Park and completely dominated San Francisco, 26-3, Sunday, stalling for a bit Jim Harbaugh’s ascent toward Bill Walsh as the all-time geniuses in Niners history.

PHOTOS: GIANTS SHOW 49ERS WHO IS BOSS IN NFC (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-put-49ers-place-gallery-1.1183425)


This was the same Giants team that beat the Falcons, Packers and 49ers in the playoffs and then beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl for the second time in five seasons but had been missing so far in the 2012 season. It took six weeks, but the Giants are now alone in first place in the NFC East for the first time this season.

The Giants needed a quality victory after bottom-feeding on the Bucs, Panthers and Browns and losing to the Cowboys and Eagles. They needed to let the NFL know before the season progressed much further and especially before playing division games against the Redskins and Cowboys the next two weeks that they intend to defend their championship. Are they better than the undefeated Falcons, who have survived games the last three weeks against mediocre competition? It’s hard to dismiss the Giants 24-2 victory over Atlanta in last season’s playoffs." Read more...

Giants' sack attack is back

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/10/giants-sack-attack-is-back

Excerpt: "Osi Umenyiora just couldn’t help himself.

As the Giants’ defensive headed for the locker room after Sunday’s 26-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Candlestick Park, he glanced over at the media, speaking for his team’s much-maligned collection of defensive ends.

“I thought we forgot how to rush?” he said.

Umenyiora was playfully echoing the criticism that had engulfed the unit for weeks. The Giants entered Candlestick Park in the strangest of slumps – struggling to harass opposing quarterbacks – but they left San Francisco having regained their mojo.

Just days after former Giants great Michael Strahan sat with the unit for a position meeting in East Rutherford, the defensive line terrorized Alex Smith all afternoon, dropping him behind the line six times and knocking him down another nine times. Jason Pierre-Paul, who entered the game with just 1.5 sacks through the first five games of the season, keyed the assault, dropping Smith twice.

“I think the defensive line finally decided they were going to come out and play today,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “And they did.”

Coughlin added that the widespread criticism of the unit’s anemic play motivated players.

“How could they miss it?” he said. “I think collectively, they made the decision that they didn’t want that to be their identity.” Read more...

Bradshaw says rushing for 100 yards wasn't hard

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/10/bradshaw-says-rushing-for-100-wasnt-hard

Excerpt: "Rushing for 100 yards against the San Francisco 49ers was supposed to be hard. And then Ahmad Bradshaw showed everyone that it wasn’t.

The Giants’ tailback rushed for 116 yards in Sunday’s 26-3 win at Candlestick Park, becoming the first runner to top the century mark against the NFL’s most fearsome defense. And according to Bradshaw, it was hardly impossible.

“You know what? It really wasn’t,” he said, when asked if it was the toughest 100 yards he’d ever gotten. “I knew my offensive line was coming out to fight today . . . We were able to make a couple of big plays.”

That was all according to plan. What seemed like a mismatch on paper – the Giants’ middling rushing attack vs. a stingy run ‘D’ that hadn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher all season – became a statement game, said center David Baas. The Giants wanted to prove that San Francisco’s defense is hardly impenetrable.

“People don’t think that they can do it against this defense, but that’s not true,” Baas said. “That was our goal coming in. And I think we established that.” Read more...

Giants show they're still the ream to beat in the NFL with a 26 - 3 thumping of San Francisco 49ers

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-easy-niners-article-1.1183353

Excerpt: "The Giants just aren’t ready to surrender their crown. In a game Tom Coughlin insisted nobody gave them a chance to win, the Giants reminded everyone they’re still the defending Super Bowl champions. They thoroughly dominated the San Francisco 49ers, beating them in the last regular season game they’ll ever play at historic Candlestick Park.This was so much different than the two trips the Giants made here last year, including a regular-season game that went down to the final seconds and the NFC championship game they won in overtime. The Giants did everything right, especially on defense where they rediscovering their pass rush (six sacks) and forced the usually mistake-free Alex Smith to throw three interceptions – including two to safety Antrel Rolle.

Add in just enough offense from a workmanlike Eli Manning (15 for 28, 193 yards, 1 TD) and a surprising rushing yards and a touchdown from Ahmad Bradshaw, and the Giants made the game look easy. And while the top spot in the NFC may still belong to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons (6-0), the Giants (4-2) at least put a temporary stop to all the talk about the 49ers (4-2) – winners of their previous two games by a combined score of 79-3 -- being the new kings of the conference.
" Read more...

SITE LINK (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants)

THE NEW YORK POST.

Niners' boasts don't pan out as Giants roll

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/gold_rush_GT2rI1cgjRmWEOUOaLNKJO

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin needs to get a new rallying cry.

The “Nobody expects us to win’’ guns he rolled out for this game is going to have to be cast aside, along with the notion that the big, bad 49ers are the rightful heir to the Giants throne. If the Giants could travel this far out west and completely dominate a bona fide conference powerhouse then what can they not do?

“We all know what it takes to win a Super Bowl and you don’t win it in October,’’ Justin Tuck said. “But this is a huge building block for us.’’

The Giants said they would know much more about themselves after this battle and the lesson they administered was loud and clear. The defending Super Bowl champs are back in business after they stood toe-to-toe with a team that won its last two games by a combined 79-3 and delivered all the knockout blows in a thorough 26-3 thrashing of the Niners." Read more...


Dissed by 49ers, Giants show they are not a fluke with blow-out win

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/fluke_you_S7pIOFoQjxkxgAlpebh6OL

Excerpt: "he 49ers all but stood on the Golden Gate Bridge and announced for all to hear they wanted the Giants, and they wanted them now, in the middle of their Candlestick Park ring.

Moral of the story: You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t call Superman a fluke.

Because Superman has feelings too. Superman can get mighty angry and motivated and defiant when you disrespect him, tell him he was lucky to leap tall buildings in a single bound on his way to the Lombardi Trophy. Superman will fight for justice.

In the Tom Coughlin world of Talk Is Cheap Play the Game, the Giants, resounding 26-3 winners yesterday, silenced all the 49ers talk about payback with pad-popping play that spoke volumes about the kind of team they are and the kind of men that fill their locker room." Read more...

Rookie Wilson gets closer to breakout game

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/that_start_63xkVaZFPWcIk623ssuusO

Excerpt: "It is not enough for David Wilson.

The rookie running back, setting a decisive tone, returned the opening kickoff of the second half 66 yards, helping set the Giants up for the touchdown that turned yesterday’s showdown with the 49ers into a 26-3 rout. Coach Tom Coughlin called that return “a momentum-changing play,’’ but Wilson is looking for more.

“Closer and closer, but close ain’t good enough any more,’’ Wilson said. “I got to set something in the end zone now.’’

Wilson knew he was getting the ball to start the third quarter and he never hesitated in bursting up on a middle return that was blocked perfectly, reaching the 49ers’ 32-yard line before he was caught. Seven plays later, Ahmad Bradshaw scored to put the Giants ahead 17-3." Read more...

Ahmad Bradshaw runs past the hype

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/bradshaw_runs_past_the_hype_kQHYuQT0rfi1AroSgY5qfN

Excerpt: "Ahmad Bradshaw was aware of the statistic. He and the Giants offensive line had been reminded of it a time or two during the week.

The vaunted 49ers defense, which had allowed only three points to its previous two opponents, had yielded 100 or more rushing yards to only two opposing running backs in the previous 42 games.

But Bradshaw, the Giants running back, was coming off his career-high 200-yard rushing performance on 30 carries last week against the Browns and he was feeling pretty good about himself.

“I heard about their rushing defense and not allowing rushers to score touchdowns,’’ Bradshaw said after rushing for 116 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in yesterday’s 26-3 rout of the 49ers at Candlestick Park. “We don’t look at that. We look to what we can do — and that’s run the ball.’’

It’s hard to argue that after the Giants rushed for 149 yards and a 4-yard average on a 49ers defense that had been dominant." Read more...

Eli and his receivers rely on one another

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/matter_of_trust_wCvTnQJL7PkkEcrbCZY6wJ

Excerpt: "In Eli, the Giants trust. But in his receivers, Eli trusts.

As a two-time Super Bowl winner and MVP in both, Eli Manning has earned the respect as one of the NFL’s best and most clutch quarterbacks — and rightly so.

Manning has cornered the New York sports market in clutch genes. If A-Rod, Swisher, Cano and Granderson had a microscopic droplet of Eli’s clutch DNA the Yankees wouldn’t be in the mess they’re in right now.

But what often goes unnoticed and unspoken in the big picture is this: Manning accomplishes a lot fewer of the remarkable things he has become known for without the outstanding play of his receivers.

The Giants receivers are often overlooked because Manning has become so good and so revered for his accomplishments.

In yesterday’s 26-3 statement victory by the Giants over the 49ers at Candlestick Park, Manning’s receivers made him look great on a day when his accuracy wasn’t at its peak.

“They definitely make me look good,’’ Manning said after completing 15-of-28 for 193 yards and a touchdown. “I have great faith they’re going to get open and make plays.’’

The Giants receivers were the fire-starters for their offense that started the game stagnant, with one first down in the first two series and the running game suffocated by the 49ers’ defense.

“We like to be the pace-setters of the offense, and any guy in our receiver corps can step up and make plays at any time,’’ Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks said.

Enter Domenik Hixon, the Giants’ No. 3 receiver who’s been more known for being injury-prone than anything. He represented the first lifeline when he seemed to leap into the nearby SFO air space to haul down a Manning heave on third-and-7 early in the second quarter.

Hixon out-jumped 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver for the ball, secured it at the apex of his leap and held onto it as he crashed to the ground.

If Hixon doesn’t make that catch, it would have been a third consecutive Giants’ possession stalled in their own territory and it would have fueled a 49ers’ defense that entered the game feeling invincible, having not allowed a touchdown in the previous two games.

Instead, it was first down Giants on the 49ers’ 24-yard line, the first time they’d moved the ball into San Francisco territory all game." Read more...

Old Niners just vanish

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/old_niners_just_vanish_G1LjjREGfXIvCmGQenSmuK

Excerpt: "They looked like strangers on the field wearing red jerseys.
The 49ers, 26-3 losers to the giants yesterday, didn’t play like their normal selves and by all appearances looked like a rag-tag team not ready to slug it out with Big Blue.“We didn’t do enough,” subdued Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh said. “Put ourselves in a position we couldn’t come back from. More turnovers [three] than we’re accustomed to. Plan-wise, obviously it wasn’t the right one.”The Giants executed well and earned the victory, but the Niners gave them a giant helping hand with a listless, error-prone performance.“The Giants came out and played good football,” Niners running back Frank Gore said. “We put ourselves in bad situations and the Giants took advantage of that.”Oddly, there appeared to be little emotional fire on the field for the Niners, which is strange given that San Francisco was getting a long-awaited rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game that the Giants won 20-17 in overtime.“I know a lot was made of it [rematch with the Giants], for sure. I think at the start of the week, obviously, pretty jacked up. But at the same time, it was another game,” Niners quarterback Alex Smith said. “I didn’t feel flat at the beginning of the game. I don’t think anyone did. ... When it’s not working and you’re not playing well, it’s not easy to be up.” Read more...

Safety picks Smith twice as Giants dominate NFC bully Niners in blow-out

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/safety_picks_smith_twice_blowout_0l0abmA8IBxcfeHes oHJqO

Excerpt: "Well, Tom Coughlin got as much mileage as he possibly could have hoped with his “Nobody expects to win’’ decree heading into yesterday’s game against the 49ers. After what his Giants did in beating up and beating on the bad boys of the conference, Coughlin won’t be able to use that rallying cry any time soon.

The Giants said they would know much more about themselves after their trip out west and the lesson they administered was loud and clear. The defending Super Bowl champs are back in business after they stood toe-to-toe with a team that won its last two games by a combined 79-3 and delivered the knockout blows in a thorough 26-3 thrashing of the Niners at Candlestick Park." Read more...


SITE LINK (http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants)

THE BERGEN RECORD

Sullivan: Tom Coughlin keeping Giants focused

http://www.northjersey.com/columnists/Sullivan_Tom_Coughlin_keeping_Giants_focused.html


Excerpt: "Outside of one offensive lineman whose personal history with the opponent upped his emotional ante, there were no Giants stepping to the football mountaintop to shout about their renewed dominance, no overly puffed out chests, none of the verbal muscles they’d earned the right to flex after a complete thrashing of the favored 49ers.

The aftermath of the Giants’ 26-3 victory at Candlestick Park was simple to decipher anyway, requiring no additional help from a team that had been schooled all week by a coach repeatedly reminding them “nobody gives us a chance to win.” What they gave him in return was one of the most satisfying wins in recent franchise history." Read more...

Giants instant replay: David Wilson kickoff return a turning point

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/Giants_instant_replay_David_Wilsons_kickoff_return _a_turning_point.html
(http://www.northjersey.com/sports/Giants_instant_replay_David_Wilsons_kickoff_return _a_turning_point.html)
Excerpt: "David Wilson received no touches on offense until the fourth quarter, but changed the complexion of the game with yet another momentum-building kickoff return. His 66-yard scamper set up Ahmad Bradshaw’s 1-yard touchdown run that provided the Giants with a 17-3 lead 3:04 into the third quarter.

Stars of the game

The defensive line finally showed up with five of the Giants’ six sacks, but the offensive line set the tone. The unit of LT Will Beatty, LG Kevin Boothe, C David Baas, RG Chris Snee and RT Sean Locklear – plus the additional contribution at jumbo TE from a returning David Diehl – dominated the most physical defensive front in the NFL. Toss in the fact that, once the Giants seized control, Eli Manning barely got touched in a stadium where he was pummeled nine months ago says so much about how far they’ve come." Read more...


Giants' Notes: Hakeem Nicks, David Diehl return

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/174137181_Giants_notes__Hakeem_Nicks__David_Diehl_ return.html

Excerpt: "Happy returns

Hakeem Nicks and David Diehl returned to action and played a factor in Sunday’s 26-3 victory after missing the last three games with injuries sustained in Week 2 vs. Tampa Bay.

Nicks was back in the starting lineup. Diehl saw significant action as an extra blocker and jumbo TE in heavy-run packages as he works his way back, eventually as a possibility to reclaim his job at right tackle from Sean Locklear.

"I’m good for the rest of the season now," said Nicks, who caught three passes for 44 yards, including a long of 26. He and Eli Manning just missed on a long completion on the Giants’ first drive. "I know it will get better as weeks go on. I didn’t expect to come out here and be great my first game back. I know it will get better next week and the week after that." Read more...


SITE LINK (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/)

NEW YORK TIMES

Giants' Defense Turns Rematch into Mismatch

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/sports/football/in-rematch-of-budding-rivals-giants-trounce-49ers.html?ref=football&_r=0

Excerpt: "
With a little less than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, 49ers (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/profootball/nationalfootballleague/sanfrancisco49ers/index.html?inline=nyt-org)
quarterback Alex Smith took the snap, dropped back to pass and immediately saw Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka rushing toward him as if Kiwanuka were running straight down Nob Hill.

Smith tried to retreat, spinning and turning as he went backward, but there was no escape. Kiwanuka smothered Smith, lingering over his twisted body for just a moment as the Giants’ sideline exploded. Across the field, 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh — hands placed firmly on his hips — only stared.

The sack could be seen as the knockout blow from the Giants, although really it was just one of many. After two epic games with San Francisco last season that both hinged on late dramatics, the Giants shredded the 49ers, 26-3, on Sunday in a performance led by their resurgent defense.

Kiwanuka’s sack was one of six for the Giants — Jason Pierre-Paul led the team with two — while safety Antrel Rolle recorded two of the Giants’ three interceptions. The Giants stifled a 49ers offense that had scored a combined 79 points in its last two games." Read more...

SITE LINK (http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html)

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Giants force three interceptions, cruise past 49ers

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html

Excerpt: "Antrel Rolle and the New York Giants studied Alex Smith so much they practically knew what was coming.

On one play in the third quarter, even running back Ahmad Bradshaw screamed from the sideline: "Trail. He's watching you." Rolle responded, pretended he was playing the ball and sliced in front of Kyle Williams on a short hook.

"He threw the ball right to me," Rolle said. " Read more...


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GIANTS.COM


http://www.giants.com/

GIANTS 101

Tom Coughlin passes Bill Parcells for second on the Giants' all time win list

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/15/tom-coughlin-passes-bill-parcells-for-second-on-new-york-giants-all-time-wins-list/

Excerpt: "Lost in the elation of a New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/)26-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/14/new-york-giants-do-the-impossible-go-on-road-and-defeat-san-francisco-49ers-26-3/) on Sunday afternoon was a record-setting moment for head coach Tom Coughlin (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/). As the clock struck 00:00 in the fourth quarter, Coughlin was credited with his 78th win as coach of Big Blue, passing Bill Parcells (http://www.giants101.com/tag/bill-parcells/) for second on the franchise's all-times win list.

The win was also the 146th of Coughlin's long NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) career, passing Jeff Fisher for sole possession of 18th on the all-time wins list. And it's only three wins behind former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher (http://www.giants101.com/tag/bill-cowher/)." Read more...


Giants' Hakeem Nicks feels good after Sunday's return

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/15/new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-feels-good-after-sundays-return/

Excerpt: "Sunday was a big day for New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (http://www.giants101.com/tag/hakeem-nicks/), and not just because Big Blue put a big hurting on the San Francisco 49ers (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/14/new-york-giants-do-the-impossible-go-on-road-and-defeat-san-francisco-49ers-26-3/), but because it was his first action since week two against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Although Nicks would haul in only three passes for 44 yards, his presence would open up the passing game for Eli Manning (http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/) & Co. And per the usual, teammates Victor Cruz (http://www.giants101.com/tag/victor-cruz/) and Domenik Hixon (http://www.giants101.com/tag/domenik-hixon/) really benefited from the attention Nicks was receiving." Read more...

San Francisco fans suspect Brandon Jacobs game NY Gian ts their gameplan

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/15/san-francisco-49ers-fans-suspect-brandon-jacobs-gave-new-york-giants-their-gameplan/

Excerpt: "Losing graciously is not something that often occurs in the city of San Francisco. Following the 2011 NFC Championship game, players and coaches of the San Francisco 49ers were quick to point fingers at each other, claiming they had beaten themselves. That's a mantra that continued this week as the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) came to town – a week in which the 49ers vowed revenge. However, after a 26-3 beatdown courtesy of Big Blue (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/14/new-york-giants-do-the-impossible-go-on-road-and-defeat-san-francisco-49ers-26-3/), they were left speechless.

The same cannot be said about their fans, however. In a desperate attempt to explain away their embarrassing performance on Sunday, several fans took to 49ers forums and message boards suggesting that running back Brandon Jacobs, angry over not playing, supplied his former teammates with the 49ers' week six gameplan.
"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," wrote one fan on 49erswebzone (http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/168184-jacobs-visits-giants-locker-room-game/page3/)." Read more...



Giants do the "impossible", beat Niners on the road 26 - 3

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/14/new-york-giants-do-the-impossible-go-on-road-and-defeat-san-francisco-49ers-26-3/

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) could not possibly beat the San Francisco (http://www.giants101.com/tag/san-francisco/) 49ers at Candlestick Park. It couldn't be done. The 49ers were going to come in hungry, angry and electric after the Giants "stole" their championship season a year ago. Mike Florio of Pro Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) Talk said the game would be over by halftime. 11 of 12 ESPN "experts" picked the 49ers. All NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Network "experts" picked the Giants and all FOX Sports analysis, save for Michael Strahan, went with the home team.

Reminder: The Giants do not like to be told what they can't do, and Sunday was no different. Not only did they roll into San Francisco (http://www.giants101.com/tag/san-francisco/) and weather an early storm, they made the proper adjustments and went on to absolutely dominate a team many called the "best in the league."

Savor it, fans. It was a sweet 26-3 victory for Big Blue."

Positives:

Antrel Rolle (http://www.giants101.com/tag/antrel-rolle/) – Rolle came to play. From the opening kickoff on, Rolle was playing at 100 mph. He was crushing people early in the game, playing well against the run, blowing up the wildcat and he added two huge interceptions. Save for one blown assignment as the deep man overtop of Randy Moss, it may have been his best overall game as a member of the Giants.
Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/) – Although Bradshaw's numbers aren't going to pop off the box score as they did last week, he was in grind mode for 60 minutes and had hell of a game. He wore a tough 49ers defensive line down and started ripping off big runs in the second half. He said to expect the unexpected (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/12/new-york-giants-ahmad-bradshaw-not-so-quick-to-rule-out-huge-game-against-san-francisco-49ers/), and he delivered on that statement.
Victor Cruz (http://www.giants101.com/tag/victor-cruz/) – Carlos Rogers is no match for Cruz. He can not stop him. And it's amazing how much better he is when Hakeem Nicks is also on the field.
Domenik Hixon (http://www.giants101.com/tag/domenik-hixon/) – Hixon is healthy again and displaying the value he brings to the team. He had at least three clutch acrobatic catches to keep drives moving. And he played well on Special Teams.
Jason Pierre-Paul – JPP had two sacks this afternoon, which was more than his total coming into the game (1 1/2).
David Wilson – He's the real deal, folks. And now he's got his confidence. Oh, and he's an extremely dangerous kick returner, too.
Eli Manning – And Kurt Warner said before the game that the 49ers had an advantage at quarterback with Alex Smith (http://www.giants101.com/tag/alex-smith/)? Right. That was funny then and even funnier now.
Henry Hynoski – Often overlooked, Hynoski has become one of the best fullbacks in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/).
Offensive line - A+ job all around. Opened great holes, didn't miss an assignments, kept Manning on his feet. A superb job.
Defensive line – Although they're going to catch heat for not putting more pressure on Alex Smith (http://www.giants101.com/tag/alex-smith/) early in the game, the d-line played quite well on Sunday. They were a force against the run, kept contain and were disruptive on a number of plays. In addition to JPP, Mathias Kiwanuka landed a big sack that forced a punt. Linval Joseph and Adrian Tracy each snagged one for themselves. They can and will continue to improve, and this was a big step in that direction." Read more...

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Giants 26, Niners 3: Dominating victory for Giants

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-49ers-nfl-week-6/2012/10/14/3503838/giants-26-49ers-3-dominating-victory-for-giants-nfl-week-6-nfc-east-standings/in/3265003

Excerpt: "Sunday at Candlestick Park the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) did what they seemingly always do. The Giants walked into a hostile environment against a team they weren't supposed to beat, and did exactly that, routing the San Francisco 49ers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/san-francisco-49ers), 26-3.

The Giants (4-2) not only won the game, they thoroughly dominated the 49ers (4-2) in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.

Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/16768/ahmad-bradshaw) ran for 116 yards on 23 carries to lead the Giants' offense. On defense, the Giants intercepted San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith three times and sacked Smith and backup Colin Kaepernick (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/130799/colin-kaepernick) six times. Antrel Rolle (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1769/antrel-rolle) had two interceptions and Prince Amukamara (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/130895/prince-amukamara) one. Jason Pierre-Paul (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108442/jason-pierre-paul)led the pass rush with two sacks." Read more...


Giants 26, 49ers 3: Dominating victory for Giants

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-49ers-nfl-week-6/2012/10/14/3503838/giants-26-49ers-3-dominating-victory-for-giants-nfl-week-6-nfc-east-standings

Excerpt: "Sunday at Candlestick Park the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) did what they seemingly always do. The Giants walked into a hostile environment against a team they weren't supposed to beat, and did exactly that, routing the San Francisco 49ers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/san-francisco-49ers), 26-3.

The Giants (4-2) not only won the game, they thoroughly dominated the 49ers (4-2) in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.

Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/16768/ahmad-bradshaw) ran for 116 yards on 23 carries to lead the Giants' offense. On defense, the Giants intercepted San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith three times and sacked Smith and backup Colin Kaepernick (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/130799/colin-kaepernick) six times. Antrel Rolle (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1769/antrel-rolle) had two interceptions and Prince Amukamara (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/130895/prince-amukamara) one. Jason Pierre-Paul (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108442/jason-pierre-paul)led the pass rush with two sacks." Read more...


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Giants dominate 49ers, 26 - 3

http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5334

Excerpt: "In case there was any doubt about whether the Giants’ win over the San Francisco 49ers in last year’s NFC Championship game was a fluke, New York went out and put an end to all questions by once again trouncing the defending NFC West champions, 26-3.

As they did last winter, the Giants capitalized on 49ers miscues, though this time around it as the duo of safety Antrel Rolle and cornerback Prince Amukamara, who led the way in that regard. Rolle recorded his third career game with multiple interceptions as he twice picked off 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, and Amukamara recorded his first interception of the season as well as Giants quarterback Eli Manning led the offense down the field each time for a total of 13 points thanks to the three turnovers.

If that wasn’t enough to get the Giants;’ juices going, New York welcomed back a long-lost friend – its pass rush—which this week recorded a whopping six sacks against Smith and fellow quarterback Colin Kaepernick. That’s two sacks short of the eight they posted in the first five games of the season." Read more...


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Giants show how to beat 49ers

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000080243/article/new-york-giants-show-how-to-beat-san-francisco-49ers



Excerpt: "The NY Giants did more than beat the Sam Francisco 49ers on Sunday.


Big Blue's 26-3 triumph (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012101409/2012/REG6/giants@49ers) provided the rest of the NFL with a clear blueprint for taking down Jim Harbaugh (http://www.nfl.com/player/jimharbaugh/2515790/profile)'s prized possession.The 49ers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF) were built to pound the ball, and they were unstoppable in victories over the New York Jets (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkjets/profile?team=NYJ) and Buffalo Bills (http://www.nfl.com/teams/buffalobills/profile?team=BUF). But when its ground game is muzzled, San Francisco becomes average on offense. When a defense hassles quarterback Alex Smith (http://www.nfl.com/player/alexsmith/2506410/profile) the way the Giants (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG) did Sunday, the 49ers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF)starter dips into the bad habits that haunted the early days of his NFL career.The Giants (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG) have struggled to bring down the quarterback in 2012, but Jason Pierre-Paul (http://www.nfl.com/player/jasonpierre-paul/496843/profile) detonated Smith on a drive-killing, second-quarter sack. Here's why the play mattered: Smith had time to throw the ball away and didn't -- which is concerning -- and New York's defensive line forced him into chaotic decision-making all afternoon." Read more...

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ESPN

Cruz doesd salsa, Rogers doesn't

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18355/cruz-does-the-salsa-rogers-doesnt

Excerpt: "While people were enamored with the Kevin Gilbride-Jim Harbaugh verbal jousts, the better story got obscured.

Niners cornerback Carlos Rogers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8424/carlos-rogers) sent a message to Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13553/victor-cruz) during the week, saying that Rogers would stop his admittedly bad imitation of Cruz's salsa dance.

Rogers reprised the salsa last year in the 49ers' regular-season win after picking off an Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) pass. Cruz took offense, saying that his salsa dance was sacred because it was a tribute to his grandmother, who taught Cruz the dance. " Read more...

Giants harass Smith into three interceptions, roll over 49ers

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/recap?gameId=321014025

Excerpt: "Antrel Rolle (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8423/antrel-rolle) and the New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) studied Alex Smith (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8416/alex-smith) so much they practically knew what was coming.On one play in the third quarter, even running back Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) screamed from the sideline:

"Trail. He's watching you." Rolle responded, pretended he was playing the ball and sliced in front of Kyle Williams (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13488/kyle-williams) on a short hook.

"He threw the ball right to me," Rolle said.After a slow start this season, New York's defense saved its best for the 49ers yet again.Rolle intercepted two passes by Smith, Prince Amukamara (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13975/prince-amukamara) picked off another, and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game."I think this is our most complete game all year long," Rolle said." Read more...

Giants make a statement in San Francisco

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8506612/new-york-giants-put-nfl-notice-blowout-san-francisco-49ers

Excerpt: "Cramping and in need of IV fluids, Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) headed into the locker room a few minutes before the final whistle Sunday, when Giants owner John Mara stopped him.

Mara embraced Bradshaw and whispered something in the running back's ear. He was clearly grateful for Bradshaw's 100-yard effort against one of the stingiest defenses in the NFL, and the Giants' complete performance in one of the franchise's most satisfying regular-season victories in recent memory.

Coach Tom Coughlin said nobody expected the New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) to beat the San Francisco 49ers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/sf/san-francisco-49ers) this week. Well, certainly nobody expected this: a complete domination of the 49ers on their own turf, to the tune of a 26-3 beatdown of a team many considered to be the best the NFC has to offer.The Giants delivered a statement -- not only to Jim Harbaugh's Niners, but to the rest of the NFL -- that the defending Super Bowl champions are alive and well." Read more...

Pass rush registers six sacks

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18352/pass-rush-registers-six-sacks

Excerpt: "After the abundant criticism the Giants' defensive line endured for the lack of pressure on the quarterback this year, defensive Osi Umeniyora seemed casual about the unit's dominating performance against the 49ers.

When brought to his attention that the Giants sacked 49ers quarterbacks six times, Umeniyora, quipped, "Was it six? I don't even know."

It was six, and the Giants' superlative play on the defensive line caught the attention of their quarterback, Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning).

"They played outstanding, flying around," Manning said. "When you see them play like that, hold the team to field goals, then we can be patient offensively. We don't have to force things." Read more...



Giants intercept Alex Smith three times in blow-out victory over Niners

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/recap?gameId=321014025

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) gave the San Francisco 49ers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/sf/san-francisco-49ers) another reason to simmer.Antrel Rolle (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8423/antrel-rolle) intercepted two passes by Alex Smith (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8416/alex-smith), Prince Amukamara (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13975/prince-amukamara) picked off another and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.

After outscoring the Bills and Jets by a combined 79-3 the last two weeks, the 49ers (4-2) met their match again with Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) and New York's top team. No overtime needed this time, and not much of Manning either.Manning threw for 193 yards and one touchdown, Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) ran for 116 yards and a score, and New York (4-2) rode a dominant defense and four fields by Lawrence Tynes (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/3413/lawrence-tynes) to hand outspoken 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/27/jim-harbaugh) the most lopsided loss of his tenure." Read more...


Offensive line takes the fight to the 49ers

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18349/offensive-line-takes-the-fight-to-49ers

Excerpt: "No team has run on the 49ers' ferocious front seven like the Giants did in their 26-3 flattening of their cross-country rival.

Well, at least not since Nov. 11, 2009, when Titans running back Chris Johnson (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11258/chris-johnson) crested the 100-yard rushing mark.

Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) rushed for 116 yards on 27 carries, which broke the Niners' string of preventing a 100-yard rusher for 22 straight home games. Bradshaw did his best work at the end of the game, headlining a 13-play, seven-minute drive that sealed the win for the Giants.

"That's what you want to be able to do," quarterbackEli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) said. "That's when the offensive line just takes over the game. Keep running it, wear down the defense, take seven or eight minutes off the clock and truly end the game. That's what we need to be able to do in those circumstances." Read more...


Rolle stymies Smith with pair of picks

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18345/rolle-stymies-smith-with-pair-of-picks

Excerpt: "Giants safety Antrel Rolle (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8423/antrel-rolle) got a tour of the 49ers' Santa Clara facility in April 2005, when the team considered taking Rolle in that year's draft.

Eight seasons later, Rolle was a nightmare for the player the Niners did pick with the first choice that year -- quarterback Alex Smith (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8416/alex-smith).

Rolle picked off Smith twice in the third quarter as the 49ers were trying to erase a 17-3 deficit. On the first one, Smith was attempting to thread a tight pass to former Giant Mario Manningham (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11329/mario-manningham). Smith threw high and Rolle made a spectacular, one-handed pick that set up a Lawrence Tynes (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/3413/lawrence-tynes) 30-yard field goal. " Read more...

Injury Report: Nicks feel good after return

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18326/injury-report-nicks-returns-with-no-setbacks

Excerpt: "Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12586/hakeem-nicks) might not have had his normal burst and explosion, but the positive feeling of being back on the field numbed any pain he might've felt.

Nicks played for the first time since Sept. 16 and finished with three catches for 44 yards.

"I feel good," Nicks said. "I know it will get better as weeks go on. I didn't expect to come out here and be great, great my first game back, but I know it will get better by next week and week after that and it just takes time."

Nicks admits he lacked his normal burst and separation. But he did haul in a 26-yard reception. The key will be to see how he feels over the next few days. If his knee doesn't swell and his surgically repaired foot feels fine -- two injuries that kept him out of three games -- then he should be able to practice at least once this week.

"It wasn't feeling great," Nicks admitted. "But when I am playing I don't think about pain. I just think about playing." Read more...


Jacobs: Tough to watch Giants vs. 49ers

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18335/jacobs-tough-to-watch-giants-niners

Excerpt: "Brandon Jacobs (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8524/brandon-jacobs) can barely hide his frustration. Because of a preseason knee injury, the former Giants running back has yet to get on the field this season for his new team, the 49ers.

Last week, Jacobs maintained the knee injury was healed. Yet Jacobs was sitting on the inactive list the last two games, against the Bills and now the Giants.

This week, Jacobs did express his frustration briefly to USA Today, saying he didn't know what the 49ers coaches were doing. He backtracked after a few meetings with coach Jim Harbaugh (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/27/jim-harbaugh), who doesn't take kindly to players airing dirty laundry in the media.

It's something wide receiver Braylon Edwards (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8418/braylon-edwards) did last year. In a surprise to many of the 49ers players, Harbaugh cut him at the midway point.

Perhaps with that mind, Jacobs was careful when talking to reporters after his former team crushed his current team, 26-3 at Candlestick Park on Sunday.

"This is the toughest game I've ever had to watch, period," Jacobs said. "Period. I have never been able to help my team in a role like this. But I'm getting better, am doing better every week." Read more...


Rapid Reaction: Giants 26 - Niners 3

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8505928

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin said nobody gave the New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) a chance to win. But they left Candlestick with another victory over the favored San Francisco 49ers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/sf/san-francisco-49ers), 26-3 on Sunday (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/recap?gameId=321014025).

What it means: The Giants wanted to see how they measured up to an NFC contender. When it was over, the Giants reminded everyon
e who the defending Super Bowl champions are and how good this team can be when it is motivated and healthy.

The Giants made a statement by dominating the Niners on their own turf. The defense came up with its best performance of the season, suffocating the Niners' offense. Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) and the offensive line were sensational. The Giants moved the offense against perhaps the best defense in the NFL.

More importantly, this is the kind of win that can propel the Giants to a solid winning streak. The Giants have won two straight and will roll into two critical division games with a ton of momentum." Read more...

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Giants put whopping on 49ers

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Excerpt: "The New York Giants gave the San Francisco 49ers another reason to simmer.

Antrel Rolle intercepted two passes by Alex Smith, Prince Amukamara picked off another and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game." Read more...

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NFL Recap: Giants shut down 49ers in rematch

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/gametracker/recap/NFL_20121014_NYG@SF/giants-d-comes-up-big-shuts-down-49ers-in-rematch

Excerpt: "he New York Giants (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/NYG/new-york-giants) gave the San Francisco 49ers (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/SF/san-francisco-49ers) another reason to simmer.

Antrel Rolle intercepted two passes by Alex Smith, Prince Amukamara picked off another and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

After outscoring the Bills and Jets by a combined 79-3 the last two weeks, the 49ers (4-2) met their match again with Eli Manning and New York's top team. No overtime needed this time, and not much of Manning either." Read more...

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Giants force 3 INTs, rout 49ers 26 - 3

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/giants-force-3-ints-rout-233710743--nfl.html

Excerpt: "The New York Giants gave the San Francisco 49ers another reason to simmer.

Antrel Rolle (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7184) intercepted two passes by Alex Smith (http://sports.yahoo.com/fbgb/teams/ful/roster), Prince Amukamara picked off another and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

After outscoring the Bills and Jets by a combined 79-3 the last two weeks, the 49ers (4-2) met their match again with Eli Manning (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6760) and New York's top team. No overtime needed this time, and not much of Manning either.

Manning threw for 193 yards and one touchdown, Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 116 yards and a score and New York (4-2) rode a dominant defense and four fields by Lawrence Tynes to hand outspoken 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh the most lopsided loss of his tenure.

What a San Francisco treat.

The Giants grinded out a 20-17 overtime win at rain-soaked Candlestick Park on Jan. 22, capitalizing on two fumbles by fill-in returner Kyle Williams en route to another Super Bowl title over the Patriots. All week some San Francisco players talked about ''unfinished business,'' and Harbaugh added to the hype when he fired back a strongly worded statement criticizing Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride for saying All-Pro defensive end Justin Smith (http://sports.yahoo.com/search?p=Justin+Smith) often ''gets away with murder'' holding linemen.

For all the hoopla, the rematch was never close." Read more...


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Giants win NFC Title rematch, shut down 49ers

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/10/14/giants-win-nfc-title-rematch-shut-down-49ers

Excerpt: " Antrel Rolle intercepted two passes by Alex Smith, Prince Amukamara picked off another and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

After outscoring the Bills and Jets by a combined 79-3 the last two weeks, the 49ers (4-2) met their match again with Eli Manning and New York's top team. No overtime needed this time, and not much of Manning either." Read more...

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MISCELLANEOUS

Eagles' Nnamdi Asomugha questions defensive coordinator's devision-making in loss

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/eagles_nnamdi_asomugha_questio.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "Thanks to losses from the Cowboys and Eagles, the Giants now sit atop the NFC East alone at 4-2. The Eagles and Redskins, sit at 3-3, while the Cowboys are in the basement at 2-3. The Giants host those Redskins Sunday at MetLife Stadium, but before we look ahead at Week 7, we'll recap the Week 6 headlines around the NFC East and in the Bay Area where a quarterback controversy may be brewing in San Francisco after a blowout loss to the Giants." Read more...

BigBlue1971
10-15-2012, 09:15 AM
thanks Roanoke!

the news today will definitely fill the library for a couple of days! and this news i dont mind reading!

its great to be a Giants fan!

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 09:16 AM
thanks Roanoke!

the news today will definitely fill the library for a couple of days! and this news i dont mind reading!

its great to be a Giants fan!

All good stuff

NYGfanNC
10-15-2012, 09:21 AM
thanks rf!

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 09:25 AM
thanks rf!

You're welcome

BeatYale
10-15-2012, 01:20 PM
Thanks bro.

It's gonna be a good week.

Old Giant
10-15-2012, 02:43 PM
Excellent team effort rewarded with a win. It doesn't get better than that.
Next up Baylor.

Thanks for the glad tidings!

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 02:45 PM
Thanks bro.

It's gonna be a good week.

Come Wednesday, we forget this one and study Washington

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 02:45 PM
Excellent team effort rewarded with a win. It doesn't get better than that.
Next up Baylor.

Thanks for the glad tidings!

+1

GameTime
10-15-2012, 02:46 PM
NICE !!!!!!!
A relatively relaxing win yesterday my friend.....

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 02:50 PM
NICE !!!!!!!
A relatively relaxing win yesterday my friend.....

When we got into the 4th quarter I had to wonder how they only had 3 points on the scoreboard.

GameTime
10-15-2012, 02:52 PM
When we got into the 4th quarter I had to wonder how they only had 3 points on the scoreboard.

yep.....the Giants D confused Smith and they also only let up a couple of big plays.......

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 03:05 PM
yep.....the Giants D confused Smith and they also only let up a couple of big plays.......

The "experts" say he's not a QB that comes from behind. All I know is we kicked their collective asses

GameTime
10-15-2012, 03:11 PM
The "experts" say he's not a QB that comes from behind. All I know is we kicked their collective asses
you figure being from Friscco he would like "coming from behind"........:o

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 03:12 PM
you figure being from Friscco he would like "coming from behind"........:o

Bada Bing!!!

I'll take 5
10-15-2012, 03:58 PM
Thanks for the links Roanoke

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the links Roanoke

You're welcome

ashleymarie
10-15-2012, 04:52 PM
I still haven't come down from the win yesterday. Great win and great read. Tks.

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 05:08 PM
I still haven't come down from the win yesterday. Great win and great read. Tks.

I know what you mean

G-Men Surg.
10-15-2012, 09:19 PM
Thanks RF !

RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 09:20 PM
Thanks RF !

You're welcome