49ERS TAKE OUT GIANTS 30-12

I know most Giants fans felt uneasy going into Thursday night. They were down a star running back, All-Pro left tackle, and starting linebacker, to name a few. When the team’s offensive star is the kicker, Graham Gano, you know it was not a good night. Coming off a huge comeback four days earlier against the Arizona Cardinals, the momentum was definitely in their favor, and they wanted to capitalize.

Deebo Samuel ran all over (literally) the defense the entire night. He finished the game with six receptions for 129 yards and the back-breaking touchdown. His counterpart and another 49er superstar, Christian McCaffery, finished with 119 total yards and a touchdown. He tied Jerry Rice for the franchise record by scoring a touchdown in 12 consecutive games.

Nice company.

It did not stop there. Tight end George Kittle had seven catches for 90 yards, and quarterback “Mr. Irrelevant” Brock Purday torched the defense for 310 yards and two touchdowns.

The offense is loaded with stars who all showed up for the 49ers. Their success on third down was near perfect, going 8 for 10, including several over ten yards.

The San Francisco defense was even better, holding the Giants to 10 first downs and 150 offensive yards. They held the Giants to 3-12 on third down and harassed Daniel Jones all game.

The Giants’ makeshift offensive line could not hold up against the depth and talent of the 49ers defensive line. Guard Shane Lemeuix posted a horrible 3.8 passing block grade, giving up five pressures and four sacks. There were several mistakes from a line that had not played together, and it was evident they could not hold up.

The Giants only ran the ball 11 times, the lowest amount of attempts since 1989. With Saquan Barkley sitting on the sidelines nursing his sprained ankle, the Giants battled. However, the inability to push the ball downfield and no running game was too much to overcome.

Besides the weak offensive performance, the Giants had a Bad News Bearsesque display of tackling. 16 total missed tackles, and when you do that against an offense as good as the 49ers, you will most certainly lose.

The NY Giants have 11 days to get in shape before hosting the Seatle Seahawks on Monday Night.