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RoanokeFan
10-15-2012, 06:08 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000080723/article/giants-earn-most-impressive-win-of-2012-season-week-6-notes

Excerpt: "When the New York Giants whipped the San Francisco 49ers, 26-3 (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012101409/2012/REG6/giants@49ers), on Sunday, they put together what was, in my opinion, the most impressive victory of the 2012 NFL season. We've seen a few upsets this year, like the Indianapolis Colts knocking off the Green Bay Packers (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012100702/2012/REG5/packers@colts) and the Arizona Cardinals surprising the New England Patriots (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012091602/2012/REG2/cardinals@patriots), but no win has been quite as complete as the Giants (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG)' thrashing of the Niners.

Here are five reasons that this victory stands above every other win through Week 6:

1) The Giants' offensive line dominated the 49ers' front seven. The 49ers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF) have the NFL's most physical front seven. Justin Smith (http://www.nfl.com/player/justinsmith/2504777/profile), Aldon Smith (http://www.nfl.com/player/aldonsmith/2495487/profile), Patrick Willis (http://www.nfl.com/player/patrickwillis/2495781/profile) and NaVorro Bowman (http://www.nfl.com/player/navorrobowman/2508088/profile) are among the NFL's top defensive players. The Giants (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG)' offensive line handled this talented group throughout the game. The unit helped the downhill running attack rack up 149 rushing yards, and it didn't allow a single sack in pass protection.

2) The Giants' defensive line dominated the 49ers' offensive line.In Weeks 4 and 5, the Niners averaged 278 rushing yards against the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, respectively. They have one of the NFL's bigger offensive lines, a mauling unit at the point of attack. It usually wears opposing defensive lines down in the second halves of games, creating big creases for their running backs. The Giants' defensive line, however, stood up to the test, holding the 49ers to 80 rushing yards. The unit used its quickness to knife through gaps and dominated passing situations; the Giants' defense finished with eight tackles for a loss and six sacks." Read more...