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Giants Leave No Doubt; Pound Niners 26-3 in NFC Title Game Rematch

This time, the Giants left no doubt as to who the better team is.

After hearing all week about how the Niners were going to get their revenge for last years NFC Title game loss, it was San Fran who got beat up and down by the Super Bowl champs.

The result – a huge win for the Giants – 26-3.

The Giants defense slammed Alex Smith, with Antrel Rolle picking off two passes, Prince Amukamara picked off another and the Giants never allowed the Niners to get in the end zone.

Eli Manning threw for 193 yards and one touchdown, Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 116 yards and a score and New York (4-2) rode that dominant defense and four field goals by Lawrence Tynes to hand outspoken 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh the most lopsided loss of his tenure.

The 49ers had not allowed a 100-yard rusher in the previous 22 home games. The last one was Tennessee’s Chris Johnson, who ran for 135 yards on Nov. 8, 2009

”We were just waiting for them to play like we know they can play,” Manning said of New York’s defense. ”They played outstanding. They played really well, flying around.”

Victor Cruz caught six passes for 58 yards and a touchdown and the returning Hakeem Nicks hauled in three passes for 44 yards in the victory.

“The statement made is that we’re here to stay,” Cruz said.

Manning fired eight straight completions for 142 yards at one point during the opening half.

It was a statement game, and one that showed the Giants are still the team to beat in the NFL.

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14 Responses to “Giants Leave No Doubt; Pound Niners 26-3 in NFC Title Game Rematch”

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  2. Jason C. says:

    I’ve been saying the turning point for the D-line was about to come. All we needed was a team cocky enough to think they would have all the time in the world, Alex looked so comfortable in the pocket as he was getting a pounding and throwing ugly balls all around the field. He really isn’t a very good QB at all, and we exposed “the top rated QB in the league” for what he is. Eli has taken another step forward too, last year he fumbles on that goal line run where he gets rammed from behind, maybe tries to force a throw or two, but mistake free Eli (other than in the TB game) is what we’re seeing this year. The 49ers defense is THAT good in the redzone which is why I will forgive the amount of FGs, but we have no excuse for leaving that many points on the field next week against Washington. It’s a good time to be a Giants fan.

  3. Big Daddy says:

    When a franchise makes a decision to pick Alex Smith instead of Aaron Rodgers there is a price to pay for many long seasons.

    That’s why Ernie traded for Eli and gave up a lot. I learned something that day about how to build a football team from Accorsi.

  4. Big Daddy says:

    I did notice the niners defensive line looked gassed toward the end of the game. Maybe this OLine is coming together. I was able to sit up by then.

  5. GHOST od SAMMY BAUGH says:

    Hey Big Daddy:

    Get ready for a fall. The second coming arrives this week-end with the mighty warriors from the DMV ready to trounce your woebegone G-Men! Heh!

    Hail to the REDSKINS.

  6. GHOST of SAMMY BAUGH says:

    All in good fun guys. Good luck this week-end. You’re going to need it.

    • chris says:

      You guys are going to get pounded. The giants are the healthiest they have been all year. RG3 is about to realize what a pro front 7 looks like. He is going to wish JPP did not way 285 by the end of the game.
      On top of that we will be able to run and pass protect allowing eil to pick you apart. Orakpo out for the season is going to kill you this week. With out him you guys will be playing catch up all game and the simple O scheme you guys have been running is going to be exposed. I think the gmen are not only going to win they are going to dominate.

  7. PC says:

    Its a great time to be a Giants fan. I have been one for over 30 years and I gotta say this is the best era yet! That SF game was awesome! Big time statement! We are the best in the NFC if not the NFL. If we can beat the Redskins like that next week I think we have a good chance at another Super Bowl run. We need some division wins though. Go Blue!

  8. PC says:

    also I love how every so called expert has been saying after Monday Nights game that Peyton deserves to be mentioned as and MVP. Really? The defense won that game more than he did. Eli is having a much better season and in the end when its all said and done I think he will have the better career, just saying!

  9. GHOST of SAMMY BAUGH says:

    Everybody’s still stung by last year’s REDSKINS sweep I see. Best of luck guys.

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