1:00 PM ET, October 19, 2008
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Giants rebound from first loss, send 49ers to fourth straight defeat
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Who cares that the New York Giants' run on the road is over? The Super Bowl champions are winning at home this season.Brandon Jacobs ran for two touchdowns, Eli Manning threw for one, Michael Johnson had two interceptions and the Giants managed to make fewer mistakes than the woeful San Francisco 49ers in a 29-17 victory on Sunday in a sloppily played game.
• The Giants, who beat the 49ers for the third straight time, are now 4-0 at home this season after going 3-5 at Giants Stadium in 2007.
• Brandon Jacobs had two rushing touchdowns, his fourth straight game with a TD and sixth career multi-TD game.
• Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress also hooked up for a TD. With 32 TDs since 2005, they are the most prolific QB-WR scoring tandem in that period.
• The 49ers have lost four straight games, during which they have allowed 130 points.
-- ESPN research
Jacobs finished with 69 yards rushing on 17 carries. ... New York held Frank Gore to 11 yards rushing on 11 carries. He had 524 yards rushing in the first six games. ... Giants middle linebacker Antonio Pierce was inactive with a quad injury. Chase Blackburn started and had a team-high 10 tackles and a sack. Morgan had a team-high five receptions for 86 yards. He had six catches for 74 yards in the first six games. ... 49ers returner Allen Rossum left the game with a groin injury. ... 49ers coach Mike Nolan will think about a quarterback change this week. Shaun Hill was the backup on Sunday.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||4.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:52||Brandon Jacobs 26 Yd Run (John Carney Kick)||0||7|
|FG||04:23||Joe Nedney 40 Yd||3||7|
|TD||14:55||Brandon Jacobs 2 Yd Run (John Carney Kick)||3||14|
|TD||11:25||Josh Morgan 30 Yd Pass From J.T. O'Sullivan (Joe Nedney Kick)||10||14|
|FG||01:52||John Carney 21 Yd||10||17|
|TD||09:01||Plaxico Burress 6 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (John Carney Kick)||10||24|
|TD||01:50||Nate Clements 74 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Joe Nedney Kick)||17||24|
|FG||12:17||John Carney 48 Yd||17||27|
|SF||04:57||Ball Through End Zone||17||29|