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Giants roll past 49ers in NFC Championship rematch

The New York Giants dominated the 49ers in a rematch from last season's NFC Championship.

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49ers rushing attack struggles against Giants

The San Francisco 49ers had their eyes set on revenge against the New York Giants following their heartbreaking loss in the NFC Championship Game last season. Instead, the Niners were completely overmatched for four quarters and lost by a score of 26-3.

SB Nation's 49ers blog, Niners Nation, was disappointed in a lack of touches for tailbacks Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Similar to their other only other loss this year, lead editor David Fucillo felt like the team simply decided not to run the ball, even though they could.

The two 49ers running backs combined for 11 rushes for 60 yards. They each benefited from a long run (Gore - 13-yard run, Hunter - 15-yard run), but even still the 49ers were finding some success in the run game. It reminded me of the Vikings game where the team was having success on the ground, but for some reason decided it made sense to go away from the run.

Many thought San Francisco would turn to the ground game due to quarterback Alex Smith's banged up middle finger, but that was not the case on Sunday. Given the team was down 17-3 early in the third quarter, perhaps coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff felt they had to throw the football in order to get back into the game. Regardless of what they decided, look for the 49ers to change things up a bit in Week 7 when they take on the Seahawks this Thursday night.


Giants-49ers: 'What they seemingly always do"

The New York Giants were underdogs heading into a matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, but they completely stifled Alex Smith's offense and walked away with a 26-3 victory.

San Francisco came into the game after putting up 79 points in their last two outings while holding the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets to only three. But as Giants blogger Ed Valentine wrote in his postgame recap at Big Blue View, the Giants flipped the script and earned an easy victory.

Sunday at Candlestick Park the New York Giants did what they seemingly always do. The Giants walked into a hostile environment against a team they weren't supposed to beat, and did exactly that, routing the San Francisco 49ers, 26-3.

The Giants (4-2) not only won the game, they thoroughly dominated the 49ers (4-2) in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.

Ahmad Bradshaw followed up on last week's 200-yard effort with 116 yards and a touchdown, while Eli Manning performed well enough with 193 yards and another touchdown. The real story was New York's defense, which forced Smith to toss three picks, two by Antrel Rolle and another by Prince Amukamara.

The win puts the Giants alone on top of the NFC East at 4-2. They've won two straight heading into a matchup against one of the teams that's already beaten them, the Dallas Cowboys.


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