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Giants news, 9/22: Giants fall to 49ers, Barkley update, Kayvon Thibodeaux, more headlines

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Giants-49ers final score: Giants fall 30-12 in San Francisco

For parts of the game on Thursday night, the New York Giants hung tough with the San Francisco 49ers, hanging within a score in the second half. As the game progressed, though, it was apparent that the Giants were simply outmanned.

The Giants’ biggest defensive issue for much of the game was their inability to hold on third down. The 49ers had 10 third-downs in the first half, including six of 8+ yards. They converted seven, the most back-breaking of which were two on their first touchdown drive.

The Giants’ run defense did not put forth a great effort, allowing 4.7 yards per carry and a walk-in touchdown to Christian McCaffrey. However, it was the greater issue of their tackling that hurt them throughout the game. McCaffrey carried tacklers on play after play, as did Deebo Samuel and George Kittle. Of Samuel’s 129 receiving yards, 78 came after the catch. Penalties also did the Giants no good, as they had six for 37 yards, including several back-breakers on defense.

The Giants come home to face the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football Oct. 2.

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49ers' Trent Williams punches Giants' A'Shawn Robinson as tensions flare | New York Post

Trent Williams got away with a punch — and a possible ejection — before halftime Thursday night against the Giants, as the 49ers’ offensive lineman swung at defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson with seconds remaining in the second quarter.

Williams and Robinson were both penalized for unnecessary roughness, but the punch wasn’t mentioned in the calls from officials.

Head coach Brian Daboll erupting after DPI call on Kayvon Thibodeaux

Giants RB Saquon Barkley, out vs. 49ers, will push to return quickly, but should he? | The Athletic

Contract considerations aside, history has shown Barkley tends to push to return from injury faster than he should. History has also shown Barkley has been less productive in those instances. So the best thing for both sides is to exercise patience and wait until he’s ready to return as the difference-maker he has proved to be when healthy.

Running back Matt Breida with the Giants lone touchdown of the game

10 Best NFL DT rankings: Aaron Donald, Chris Jones atop interior defensive linemen | FOX Sports

6: Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants. He is strong, faster than you'd expect and just a massive man who can create all sorts of interior problems. It's likely he'll never be a consistent sack artist, but he'll always create a lot of chaos, which should lead to plenty of sacks for his teammates.

Former Giant Victor Cruz compares rookie WR Jalin Hyatt to one of NFL’s best |

Since then, the Hyatt hype has only continued to grow. He recently drew some high very praise from former Giants legend Victor Cruz, who compared him to one of the best receivers in the game.

"He reminds me of Justin Jefferson in his abilities," Cruz said. “He's lengthy, long, fast and has a huge catch radius. He can catch a lot of different type of balls in the air, he can go get it."

NFL field goal bets lead to $20 million sportsbook payout |

Late Sunday afternoon, when New York Giants kicker Graham Gano lined up for a 34-yard field goal with 19 seconds left against the Arizona Cardinals, FanDuel found itself on the hook for more than $20 million, one of the sportsbook’s largest payouts ever on a long shot NFL prop bet.

How Darren Waller, Kelsey Plum make marriage work after Giants trade | New York Post

Giants tight end Darren Waller discussed how he and Aces guard Kelsey Plum are navigating long distance after the Raiders traded him to New York.

Around the league

Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs suffers apparent leg injury in practice | The Athletic

Eric Bieniemy says he calls plays that let Sam Howell take ownership of the offense | Pro Football Talk

Ron Rivera: Bills game is opportunity to establish who we are/can be | Hogs Haven

Eagles’ A.J. Brown explains sideline exchange with Jalen Hurts: ‘Sometimes emotions run high’ |

Joe Burrow remains day-to-day as Bengals continue to monitor QB |

Bryce Young, Anthony Richardson remains out of practice on Thursday | Pro Football Talk

GM Ryan Poles says Bears not ‘panicking’ after turmoil amid 0-2 start to season |

Alan Williams’ mysterious departure as Bears’ defensive coordinator, explained by what we really know |

Jets HC Robert Saleh ignoring past losses to Patriots ahead of meeting with division rival |

Mecole Hardman says lack of usage within Jets offense is ‘very surprising’ |

Falcons WR Drake London on team's mindset after 2-0 start: 'Burn the boats' |

Deshaun Watson says he has no complaints about criticism | Pro Football Talk

Davante Adams criticizes 'out of control' safety Taylor Rapp |

Minkah Fitzpatrick defends hit on Nick Chubb, says 'I'm not a dirty player' |

Patrick Mahomes opens up on new contract, keeping market moving so other players, positions can be paid |

Will Deion Sanders be a target in next NFL coach search? League execs say ‘definitely’ | The Athletic

2023 NFL Week 2: Panic Meter for League’s Most Disappointing Teams | The 33rd Team

Russell Wilson Is (Almost) His Same Old Self | The Ringer

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb’s injury is exhibit A for fully guaranteed NFL contracts |

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