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Giants-49ers Final Score: Giants blown out by 49ers, 31-21

Big Blue now 1-8 on the season

NFL: New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers
Marquise Goodwin (11) runs past New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) for a touchdown on Sunday.
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The New York Giants lost their eighth game of the season Sunday afternoon, falling to the San Francisco 49ers, 31-21. The Giants are now 1-8 on the season.

The Giants defense struggled all day, making C.J. Beathard look extremely good. Beathard completed 19-of-25 passes for 288 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Not only was Beathard effective in the passing game, he also ran for an 11-yard touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter.

New York’s struggles on defense didn’t stop there, allowing the 49ers to run for 189 yards on 30 carries, good for 6.3 yards per carry. Carlos Hyde led the way for San Francisco, rushing for 98 yards on 17 carries.

Eli Manning completed 28-of-37 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns. While the performance was good for a 113.9. passer rating, Manning was unable to get the ball down the field, averaging only 10 yards per completion.

The one bright spot for the Giants was the play of Sterling Shepard, who finished the game with 11 catches for 142 yards on 13 targets.

Moments That Mattered

  • LB B.J. Goodson, LB Devon Kennard, LB Keenan Robinson, QB Davis Webb, WR Travis Rudolph, CB Donte Deayon, OT Chad Wheeler were all inactive for today’s game.
  • At the half, the Giants trailed the 49ers, 17-13. With 28 seconds left in the half, New York’s defense allowed C.J. Beathard to complete a 47-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Celek to give the 49ers the lead. The touchdown was a complete collapse by the defense, very similar to the Robert Woods touchdown on third-and-33 last week against the Rams.
  • The Giants lost Damon Harrison, Justin Pugh and Kelvin Sheppard to injuries.

What’s next?

The Giants will play in their 10th regular season game on Nov. 19, when they will head back to MetLife Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The game can be seen on CBS at 1 p.m. EST.

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