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RoanokeFan
10-16-2012, 12:57 PM
http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/16/...game-analysis/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/16/new-york-giants-vs-san-francisco-49ers-nfl-week-six-game-analysis/)

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) walked into San Francisco (http://www.giants101.com/tag/san-francisco/) feeling disrespected and underestimated and they made sure to remind the San Francisco (http://www.giants101.com/tag/san-francisco/) 49ers, as well as the rest of the league for that matter, who the defending Super Bowl champions are and what they are capable of. Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/) was phenomenal for a second straight game, and the Giants defense played their best game of the season as New York absolutely dominated San Francisco (http://www.giants101.com/tag/san-francisco/)for a 26-3 win that puts them at 4-2 on the year and in sole possession of first place in the NFC East.

Key to Victory:

Defensive focus, intensity, and consistency

What an outstanding, outstanding performance put together by this Giants defense across the board. The pass rush looked a lot more intense and a lot more determined than we've seen them through the first five games of the season and that was matched with a lot of strong individual play in the secondary. Most importantly against an offense like the one the 49ers run, the Giants did an excellent job tackling underneath and taking good angles to the football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/), limiting yards after the catch on those quick throws, screens, and plays out of the wildcat type formation.

GAME POSITIVES

Nothing was more encouraging in this game than what we saw from theNew York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) pass rush. When the defensive linemen are getting after it, this team is extremely difficult to beat. Jason Pierre-Paul was all over the place, Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora (http://www.giants101.com/tag/osi-umenyiora/) flashed, and Alex Smith had less and less time to throw the football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) as the game went on – which is something we saw during the Giants late season and postseason run last year.
The next thing to note was the play of the offensive line. Clearly this group came into the game excited about the Giants gameplan – which was to play smashmouth football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) and run the ball right at the San Francisco (http://www.giants101.com/tag/san-francisco/) defense early and show them that they were ready for a physical football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) game as well as make them well aware of the fact that they were going to have to defend both the run and pass in this game. The offensive front wall protected Eli very well in this one, and as the game went on imposed their will on arguably the best defensive front seven in the game." Read more...