New York Giants Beaten By San Francisco 49ers, 27-20

The Giants (6-1) travel West to face the 7-1 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday

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Michael Boley Injury: Giants Linebacker Day-To-Day With Hamstring Injury

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that both linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring) and cornerback Aaron Ross (quad) would be “day-to-day” this week due to their injuries. Coughlin, however, then went on to sound as though he does not expect Boley to play Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“The guys who are going to play will have an entire week of practicing,” Coughlin said.

When Boley went down before the end of the first half Sunday he was replaced by rookie undrafted free agent Spencer Paysinger, who saw his first extended action of the season on defense.

Paysinger and Jacquian Williams could be called upon to play larger roles if Boley is unable to play. Another concern would be who would call the defensive signals, which Boley has been doing since he is the team’s most experienced linebacker.

The Giants also have rookie middle linebacker Greg Jones. Mathias Kiwanuka moves back and forth between linebacker and the defensive line.


San Francisco 49ers 27, New York Giants 20: New York Rally Falls Short

The New York Giants have gotten used to miraculous fourth-quarter comebacks this season, with five of their six wins being come-from-behind ones. Sunday, though, the Giants could not complete a comeback from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit and lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 27-20, at Candlestick Park.

The Giants (6-3) still lead the NFC East. San Francisco (8-1) has won seven straight games and leads the NFC West.

Trailing, 27-20, the Giants got the ball at their own 20-yard line with 6:35 remaining. The Giants drove all the way to San Francisco's 10-yard line, twice converting on fourth down during the drive, before defensive end Justin Smith of the 49ers batted down an Eli Manning pass on fourth-and-two with 37 seconds left, securing the victory for San Francisco.

The Giants took a 13-12 lead in the third quarter when Manning hit Mario Manningham for a 13-yard touchdown pass, completing a 10-play, 84-yard drive.

San Francisco took the lead early in the fourth quarter after a poor 29-yard punt by Steve Weatherford gave the 49ers the ball at the 50-yard line. Four plays later San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith hit Vernon Davis for a 31-yard touchdown pass. A two-point conversion gave the 49ers a 20-13 lead with xx to play.

Eli Manning was intercepted on the Giants' next possession. Carlos Rogers picked off the pass and returned it to New York's 17-yard line. Kendall Hunter ran the ball in from their on San Francisco's first play, giving the 49ers a 27-13 lead with 12:26 to play.

The Giants quickly drove 80 yards for a touchdown, with Manning hitting Hakeem Nicks for a 32-yard touchdown to make the score 27-20 with 8:43 to play. The Giants then forced a San Francisco punt, but could not get the game-tying score.

The first half ended with San Francisco leading, 9-6. David Akers of the 49ers made three field goals and Lawrence Tynes of the Giants converted two.

Manning finished 26-of-40 for the Giants for 311 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Alex Smith was 19-of-30 for 242 yards with a touchdown and an interception for San Francisco.


New York Giants Vs. San Francisco 49ers Final Score: San Francisco Holds On To Win, 27-20

The San Francisco 49ers hung on to win at home against the New York Giants, 27-20, Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The 49ers are now 8-1 in the NFC West. The Giants fall to 6-3 in the NFC East. 

The first half stayed extremely close with both teams scoring a combined 15 points, all by field goal. It was a defensive outing from both sides with neither quarterback really establishing a rhythm. San Francisco's kicker David Akers continued to be clutch from range, finding accuracy at 52 yards out. 

The second half is when the game opened up. Eli Manning put the Giants ahead 13-12 with a beautiful 13 yard pass to Mario Manningham with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. It was in the fourth quarter that Alex Smith and the 9ers hit their stride and ran on all cylinders with Smith connecting with Vernon Davis to put San Francisco ahead. They opted to go for the two point conversion which they were successful on when Smith found an open Michael Crabtree in the endzone. They were quick on the turn around going up another touchdown when running back Kendall Hunter rushed to the left side putting them ahead 27-13. 

Eli Manning drove the Giants down the field with 8:37 remaining to connect on a pass down the sideline to Hakeem Nick for 32 yards. New York had one final opportunity to tie the game at the close but were unsuccessful on a 4th and 2 when Eli's pass was batted down by Justin Smith


New York Giants Vs. San Francisco 49ers: Hakeem Nicks Cuts 9ers Lead To 27-20 With Touchdown Grap

The New York Giants cut the San Francisco 49ers lead when Eli Manning connected with Hakeem Nicks for a 32 yard touchdown. It was the second Giants touchdown of the day as well as Nicks' second catch. Nicks created an opening getting away from the 9ers defense on a deep route downfield. Manning timed his passes perfectly and Nicks didn't have to break stride at all. It was a much needed touchdown as the Giants were down by two touchdowns prior to the grab. 

The 49ers expanded their lead just four minutes prior when running back Kendall Hunter broke several tackles and rushed downfield for a 17 yard touchdown. It is Hunter's second touchdown of the 2011 NFL season. The hole was created on the left side of the offensive line and once Hunter got moving he was gone. The carry put the 9ers up 27-13 with 12 minutes to go in the game.


New York Giants Vs. San Francisco 49ers: Vernon Davis Leaps To Put 9ers Ahead 20-13

The 49ers continue to push the Giants around this Sunday when Alex Smith connected with tight end Vernon Davis for a 31 yard pass for the touchdown. Davis was left wide open giving him plenty of space to make the catch and turn downfield towards the end zone. He finished his run with an unnecessary leap into the end zone. The touchdown was Davis' first on the day. It was his fourth touchdown this season.


The 9ers opted to go for the two point conversion to put them ahead by 7 and Alex Smith connected with Michael Crabtree who was wide open in the endzone. The 9ers completed the drive going ahead 20-13 over the Giants. Below is a video of the catch:

The Giants defense were unable to stop the San Francisco offense during the drive and allowed Davis to create enough space to get the grab and six points.


Giants-49ers Halftime Score: Giants Trail San Francisco, 9-6

The New York Giants trail the San Francisco 49ers, 9-6, in a meeting between NFC East and west division leaders at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

David Akers has made field goals of 36, 52 and 29 yards for the the 49ers, the last one after a successful onside kick. Lawrence Tynes has made field goals of 234 and 25 yards for New York.

Eli Manning completed his first 10 passes for the Giants and is 13-of-18 for 121 yards and one interception for the Giants.

San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith is 12-of-17 passing for 151 yards and one interception. San Francisco running back Frank Gore, who has five consecutive 100+ yard rushing games, has carried the ball six times for zero yards.

Brandon Jacobs has 10 carries for 27 yards for New York. Wide receiver Marion Manningham has four catches for 46 yards.

The Giants are 6-2, and San Francisco is 7-1.


Giants-49ers Injury Report And Inactive List, Week 10: Prince Amukamara Won't Play

The long-awaited debut of New York Giants first-round pick Prince Amukamara will have to wait at least one more week. Amukamara, a cornerback, is among the team's list of inactives for today's against the San Francisco 49ers.

Amukamara broke his foot during training camp and has been practicing for the past few weeks, but coach Tom Coughlin said during the week that he was still not convinced that Amukamara is ready for live action.

Earlier this week Coughlin said "there has to be, in everyone's opinion, the proof - how he's performed on the practice field - before we can simply say he's ready to go. He gets better each week and everyone is thinking that the time is approaching. There are still some things that I think have to be cleared up on the practice field."

The best news for the Giants, though, is that wide receivers Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) and Mario Manningham (knee) are active.

Joining Amukamara as inactive for the Giants are running back Ahmad Bradshaw, wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, fullback Henry Hynoski, offensive lineman James Brewer and Mitch Petrus, and defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks.

The 49ers inactives are: QB Scott Tolzien, WR Brett Swain, CB Shawntae Spencer, FB Moran Norris, OL Daniel Kilgore, OL Mike Person, NT Ian Williams.


Giants Vs. 49ers: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The Giants travel to San Francisco this weekend without their starting running back as they try to hand the San Francisco 49ers their second loss of the season.


New York Giants Injury Update: Mario Manningham Questionable for Sunday

New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham experienced swelling in his right knee Saturday morning and is now questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers.


Ahmad Bradshaw Won't Play Sunday: Report

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw will miss Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers due to the cracked bone in his foot, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bradshaw, the Giants’ leading rusher with 440 yards this season, also missed last Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots due to the injury. Bradshaw’s absence means Brandon Jacobs will start at running back for the second consecutive week.

Bradshaw has a history of foot and ankle injuries. He suffered this latest injury two games ago in a victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Jacobs gained 72 yards on 18 carries against the Patriots in his first start of the season. The loss of Bradshaw also means potential snaps for backup running backs D.J. Ware and Da’Rel Scott.

The Giants did get good news on Hakeem Nicks hamstring injury. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday after missing the New England game. coach Tom Coughlin said Nicks "is definitely in the right direction.”

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