Today New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49er
New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49er: At Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the San Francisco 49ers (3-0) defeated the New York Giants (1-2) to start Week 3 of the NFL season.
Since they had been outscored 60-0 in the first six quarters of the season prior to that narrow victory, Daniel Jones and the Giants were coming off a spectacular second-half comeback victory over Arizona in Week 2 that may have perhaps saved their entire season.
On the other hand, Brock Purdy and company continue to lead the NFC West without a loss. As Giants running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) were both sidelined with injuries, both clubs were without a crucial offensive catalyst.
To start the game, San Francisco carefully moved the ball down the field and into the end zone, but it was limited to a 28-yard field goal from Jake Moody. After moving the ball for a short while, New York settled for a Graham Gano field goal from 44 yards out.
No one prevented him.
Late in the first quarter, when he had an open road to Jones and took the Giants quarterback to the ground, standout 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa recorded his first sack of the year.
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Bringing them in line
Early in the second quarter, the 49ers were able to enter the red zone thanks to two screen passes to wide receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Christian McCaffrey that netted a combined 47 yards. The San Francisco touchdown was then scored when Purdy connected with wide receiver Ronnie Bell on a third-and-5 play from the New York 9-yard line. Bell successfully kept his feet in the end zone.
San Francisco doing like it does
Purdy struck tight end George Kittle on third-and-12 from the Giants’ 20-yard line, giving the 49ers another first down. Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams was then called for roughing the passer, moving the ball to the Giants’ 4-yard line. McCaffrey scored on the very next play with a 4-yard run.
Giants Rob Three.
With 13 seconds left in the first half, Gano nailed on a 57-yard field goal after the Giants had moved into 49ers territory thanks to a 17-yard pass from Jones to wide receiver Darius Slayton.
Giants 6, 49ers 17 at halftime
With 20 minutes of possession time under their control, the 49ers outgained the Giants 242-88 in total yards in the first half. In the first half, McCaffrey established NFL history. McCaffrey’s rushing touchdown makes it 12 straight games (including the playoffs) that he has entered the end zone, according to FOX Sports Research. If he scores the following week, McCaffrey will surpass Jerry Rice (1987) for the 49ers’ record for the most consecutive games with a touchdown.
Giants benefit from it.
On their first drives of the second half, the Giants and the 49ers both threw a punt. The ball was then placed on the San Francisco 37-yard line for New York after Shemar Jean-Charles was penalised for fair catch interference.
Deommodore Lenoir, a defensive back for the 49ers, was called for pass interference on the drive’s second play. The Giants scored on an 8-yard touchdown run by Matt Breida one play later. However, a two-point conversion was unsuccessful.
Deebo continues on.
On the opening play of the subsequent drive, Samuel managed to avoid four attempts at tackling and gain 40 yards. Moody kicked a 21-yard field goal to cap off the drive. With 4:08 left in the third quarter, San Francisco had a 20-12 advantage.
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They simply won’t disappear.
The 49ers then put together another field-goal drive after forcing the Giants to go three-and-out. This drive was started by a 29-yard pass from Purdy to Kittle, who stiff-armed safety Xavier McKinney and continued past the New York secondary on the play.
CMC runs it in for six! 💪
The @49ers extend their lead
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San Francisco seized a three-score lead after forcing another three-and-out from New York. The following drive’s ninth play ended with Purdy hitting a contested Samuel for a touchdown of 27 yards. With 5:58 remaining in the fourth quarter, the 49ers held a 30-12 advantage.
INT just to be safe
Jones’s pass was repeatedly tipped, but 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga eventually intercepted it.