The 49ers had a scary moment as they halted a Giants drive, when Tarell Brown and Dashon Goldson collided while both attempted to intercept an Eli Manning pass. Brown hit the ground hard and stayed down for a very long time, but was able to leave the field under his own power.
New York punted the ball away following the injury delay. The Niners got the fair catch and took over on their own 12-yard line. Alex Smith handed off to Frank Gore, who ran for 11 yards and a San Francisco first down. The carry took Gore over 100 rushing yards in the game. Smith then threw to Delanie Walker to take the 49ers to the 30-yard line as the quarter wound to a close, but the Giants were called for unnecessary roughness, giving San Francisco an automatic first down and an additional 15 yards from the end of the run.
As the final quarter got underway, the 49ers had a new set of downs at their own 45-yard line. Gore got the handoff, broke a tackle and picked up six yards. Anthony Dixon took the next handoff but lost his footing and ended up short of the first down. On 3rd and 1, Dixon was unable to punch through and San Francisco punted away.
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