Game Day: San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants

Nov 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM--


This morning, the New York Giants (3-6) will play host to the San Francisco 49ers (5-4) at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The 49ers are coming off of a 27-24 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints. The Giants are coming off of a 38-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.


The week, the 49ers announced that star linebacker Patrick Willis' season would be coming to an end. He will have surgery to repair a muscle strain in the big toe on his left foot.

Rookie linebacker Chris Borland has filled in well in place of Willis. He recovered the fumble in overtime last weekend against the Saints that led to the Phil Dawson game-winning field goal. He has had a combined 35 tackles in the past two games.

Beginning with today's game, the 49ers will be welcoming back linebacker Aldon Smith, who has completed a league issued nine-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies. His return is just in time as the 49ers hope to make a strong late-season push and make the playoffs. The team remains in third place in the NFC West, three games behind the division leading Arizona Cardinals and a game behind the Seahawks.

The Giants have currently lost four straight games. Last weekend, they gave up an embarrassing 350 rushing yards to the Seahawks, which is just 16 short of the franchise record set in 1978.

Eli Manning's QB rating is 93.1, which matches his career high from 2009. After a rough start to the season, he has just one interception in his past five games.

The Giants offense will get a boost today as they welcome back running back Rashad Jennings, who missed the past four games with a knee injury. He was averaging 4.4 yards per carry for the team. In fact, the Giants averaged 83.3 rushing yards per game in their past four losses. In their three wins preceding that, they averaged 157 yards per game -- a huge difference.

As usual, you can visit 49erswebzone.com for the latest news and updates during and after the game.

Quick Hits:

The 49ers have never played the Giants at MetLife Stadium. However, they are 1-0 at MetLife Stadium, having beaten the New York Jets there in 2012.

With a win today, Jim Harbaugh would improve his record against NFC East opponents to 7-2, including 3-0 this season.

The 49ers defense has given up just 16 rushing plays of 10 or more yards this season, ranking 2nd best in the NFL.

Since taking over as a starting linebacker during Week 7, Chris Borland ranks 1st in the NFL with 43 tackles.

The 49ers have rushed for 122.2 yards per game this season, which ranks 4th in the NFC and 9th in the NFL.

Offensive Rankings:

The 49ers rank 17th with 343.9 yards per game. The Giants rank 18th with 343.4 yards per game.

Defensive Rankings:

The 49ers rank 3rd, allowing 306.4 yards per game. The Giants rank 32nd, allowing 404.9 yards per game.

Last Meeting:

The Giants beat the 49ers 26-3 in 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.

Kickoff:

The game kicks off at 10:00 AM PT.

Betting:

The 49ers are 3.5 point favorites.

Fan Picks:

At Yahoo! Sports, 73% of fans believe that the 49ers will win this game. Within our Pick 'em contest, 95% of fans believe that the 49ers will win this game.

Follow the Game:

You can follow the game live on NFL.com's Game Center.

Social Media:

You can also discuss the game with fans in the 49erswebzone.com forums. Become a fan of 49erswebzone.com on Facebook and Google+ or follow us on Twitter.

Television:

The game will be televised on FOX. You can check to see if the game is being aired in your area at 506 Sports.



Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Creating the ideal 2022 San Francisco 49ers schedule

By Wayne Breezie
May 9

As I searched the world wide web for exciting things to bring to the world, I couldn't help but draw inspiration from the great Matt Barrows of The Athletic. In a recent mailbag article, a fan presented the task of creating the ideal San Francisco 49ers schedule based on what we already know for home/away opponents. Here is my dream schedule for the 2022 49ers season. Week 1 vs. Cardinals - This would be a home game for the 49ers and must-see television. Trey Lance would get a second chance at the team that handed him his first loss. Kyler Murray vs. Lance is pay-per-view quality. Week 2 at Panthers - Now that Lance got his feet wet, he should have no problems commanding his troops against the Carolina Panthers. I



Complete 2022 San Francisco 49ers Schedule Revealed

By David Bonilla
May 12

The NFL revealed its complete 272-game 2022 regular-season schedule on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. PT. NFL Kickoff Weekend will begin on Thursday, September 8, culminating with Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The San Francisco 49ers open their season on the road against the Chicago Bears. Their first home game comes during Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks. The Niners' bye is during Week 9. They are currently scheduled to participate in five prime-time matchups this year. San Francisco's opponents combined for a 154-135 record last season. The .533 winning percentage by opponents makes the 49ers' schedule tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the fifth toughest in the NFL, based on last year's results, and



49ers rookie Kalia Davis not molding his game after D.J. Jones

By Rohan Chakravarthi
May 13

The San Francisco 49ers begin their rookie minicamp on Friday afternoon, giving fans and media their first look at the nine rookies the team drafted, as well as the undrafted free agents the team signed or invited to camp. One player that likely will not participate in team drills is sixth-round defensive tackle Kalia Davis, who is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last fall, which likely played a role in his falling draft stock. Davis has had an intriguing journey, playing linebacker during his freshman season before transitioning to the defensive line, which he attributed to his bigger size. "Well really, I moved from linebacker to D-lineman because my body was changing," Davis said. "I [gained] a little too much weight. The biggest part about



Are the 49ers really underwhelmed by QB Trey Lance?

By Rohan Chakravarthi
May 9

Earlier this week, reports surfaced from FanSided reporter Matt Lombardo that the San Francisco 49ers have been "continually underwhelmed" by young quarterback Trey Lance as he approaches his second season in the NFL. Lombardo further clarified that his tweet was based upon a conversation with an executive who's "pretty tight" with the 49ers, as well as members of the coaching staff last season. Unfortunately, based on the words of multiple players on the team, as well as the coaching staff and front office, that unsubstantiated claim couldn't be further from the truth. Here's a month-by-month breakdown of the comments surrounding Lance following the season, beginning with San Francisco's post-season press conferences in early


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone