Place: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
The San Francisco 49ers will be seeking revenge when they host the New York Giants on Sunday. San Francisco dropped a 20-17 overtime decision at home to New York in last season’s NFL Championship game as Kyle Williams muffed two late punts, including one in the extra session that led to the Giants’ game-winning field goal.
The 49ers have been unstoppable since losing to Minnesota in Week 3, outscoring their opponents 79-3 in two victories.
The Giants, who rebounded from an early 14-0 deficit to trounce Cleveland 41-27 last Sunday, are going for their fourth win in five regular-season meetings with San Francisco.
New York could be facing a pair of former teammates in running back Brandon Jacobs and wide receiver Mario Manningham, who both were allowed to leave as free agents. Jacobs, however, is questionable to make his 49ers debut due to a knee injury he suffered during the preseason.
New York Giants (3-2): Quarterback Eli Manning has passed for at least 200 yards in 24 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NFL history.
New York ranks second in the league with an average of 30.4 points. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw and wide receiver Victor Cruz became the first teammates to run for 200 yards and haul in three touchdown passes in a game since 1960. The Giants’ defense has struggled, allowing an average of 22.2 points.
San Francisco 49ers (4-1): San Francisco is tied for third in the league in scoring as it is averaging 29.8 points per game. It became the first team in NFL history to record 300 yards both passing and rushing in last Sunday’s 45-3 rout of Buffalo. The 49ers gained a franchise-record 621 yards in the triumph.
Quarterback Alex Smith suffered a sprained middle finger against the Bills but insists it won’t affect him versus New York. San Francisco has allowed only one 100-yard rusher in its last 43 contests.
1. The home team has won each of the last three meetings and four of the last five.
2. New York has scored at least 36 points in each of its three wins while notching 17 in each of its two losses.
3. San Francisco has allowed a league-low 13.6 points per game this season.