Final score: 49ers 30, Giants 12 [Full recap]
49ers in command. A Brock Purdy to Deebo Samuel 27-yard touchdown pass made the score San Francisco 30, Giants 12 with 5:58 to play.
Purdy to Samuel for 27-yard score and it's 30-12 49ers with 5:58 to play. This one is over.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 22, 2023
49ers make it a two-score game.
49ers stretch lead to 11 on Jake Moody 36-yard FG. Two-score game and SF will turn up the heat on Daniel Jones.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 22, 2023
Giants trail 20-12 after three quarters. Is there another miracle comeback in store?
49ers stretch lead to eight.
49ers go 72 yards in 11 plays with a little help from NYG penalties, but Giants hold SF to 21-yard field goal. 49ers lead, 20-12 w/4:08 left in Q3.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 22, 2023
Giants pull within five.
Matt Breida scored on an 8-yard run to pull the Giants, who missed a two-point conversion attempt, within five points, 17-12, with 10:00 left in the third quarter. The Giants went 37 yards in two plays for the score.
Giants down to SF 17-6 at the half.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 22, 2023
-- SF 242 total yards, Giants 88
-- Rush yards: SF 89, Giants 12
-- First downs: SF 14, NYG 5
-- Daniel Jones: 12-17, 92 yds, 2 sacks
-- Brock Purdy: 14-23, 157 yards, 1 TD
Giants get another Graham Gano field goal and will go into halftime trailing, 17-6.
Gano 57-yard field goal is good -- of course. 17-6 w/:13 left in the half.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 22, 2023
San Francisco stretched its lead to 17-3 with 1:40 left in the half on a 4-yard run by Christian McCaffrey. That completed an 11-play, 78-yard drive that took 4:33. The game is beginning to get away from the Giants.
San Francisco back out in front, 10-3.
Ronnie Bell beats Tae Banks for 9-yard TD pass. SF takes 10-3 lead. Giants gave up 3rd-and-15 and 3rd-and-13 conversions on that 11-play drive. Can't give those up.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 22, 2023
3-3 after one quarter. Giants’ best start in three games.
Giants tie the score at 3-3. Hey, it’s already the best first half the Giants have played this season.
Giants with a nice response. Graham Gano 44-yard FG ties the game 3-3 w/3:18 left in Q1. 12-play drive. Well protected Daniel Jones went 5-7.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 22, 2023
SF 3, NYG 0: San Francisco went 64 yards in 15 plays on their first possession to take a 3-0 lead on on 28-yard Jake Moody field goal.
Lemieux to start
Multiple reports are indicating that Shane Lemieux will get the start for the Giants at left guard on Thursday. When starting left guard Ben Bredeson went down Sunday, Mark Glowinski filled in. Glowinski had been replaced at right guard for that game by Marcus McKethan. His appearance at left guard was his first since 2016.
Lemieux entered training camp in both 2021 and 2022 as the starter at left guard only to have injuries derail both seasons. He appeared in only one game in each of those seasons.
So, Saquon Barkley apparently does have a high ankle sprain. [Full story]
So ... @TaylorRooks just reported on @NFLonPrime that Saquon Barkley told her his right ankle sprain IS, in fact, a "high ankle sprain." And that not playing tonight was simply a pain tolerance issue. Next game isn't until the following Monday at home vs. Seattle.— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) September 21, 2023
T Andrew Thomas
RB Saquon Barkley
DT Jordon Riley
CB Cor’Dale Flott
S Gervarrius Owens
OLB Azeez Ojulari
OL Ben Bredeson
Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk and cornerback Ambry Thomas are the key inactives for San Francisco.
The Giants will be short-handed. Stars Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Andrew Thomas (hamstring) have been ruled out, along with starting guard Ben Bredeson (concussion) and edge defender Azeez Ojulari.
Big Blue View staff members are realistic about the Giants’ chances vs. San Franciso, will all of them picking the 49ers to win.
All of the early-season statistics are in the 49ers’ favor.
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