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SEPT 27, 1:00 PM San Francisco at Giants
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Giants lose to San Francisco 36-9

"As usual, the Giants got off to a slow start. They gave up a long drive to the 49ers that ended with them scoring with a field goal. The offense took the field and their first drive ended with them fumbling the ball over. That led to the 49ers scoring with another field goal.
Things looked more promising on the Giants next drive, which started with Daniel Jones hitting tight end Kaden Smith with a 13-yard first down pass. Devonta Freeman ran up the middle for 6 yards, and Jones took off on the next play for 19 yards. That's where things stalled, but Graham Gano cut the lead with a 52 yard field goal. San Francisco missed on their next field goal attempt, giving the Giants good field position. Jones connected with Darius Slayton for 23 yards, and this drive ended with Gano kicking another field goal to tie the score at 6-6.
The 49ers scored a touchdown to pull away, and then they were able to capitalize when they intercepted Jones on the next drive, giving them the ball at the Giants 32-yard line with about one minute left. San Francisco's backup quarterback Nick Mullens quickly completed a 26 yard pass. It was only a penalty on the next play and clock time, that kept the 49ers out of the endzone. They settled for a field goal and were up 16-6 at the end of the half.
In the third quarter the Giants started off scoring a field goal, but San Francisco came right back with a touchdown. They added 13 more points in the fourth and the final score was 36-9. The Giants offensive unit was barely on the field today to score points, and all of theirs came off of Gano's field goals. Things can only get better from here on - I hope."

"What can you say about this Giants team facing an offense that was missing their starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, starting running backs, star tight end George Kittle and a bunch of others? On defense San Francisco was playing their first game without the reigning NFL defensive rookie of the year, Nick Bosa, and had backups playing at both cornerback spots. What can you say as to how they took advantage of all that?
The Giants have been up against better teams from the start, but even in losing the first two games, you got the feeling they were improving. This game looked more like one you might have expected to see on opening day, followed by those others. I don't know one area of the team you could point to and think you see improvement.
Coming into this game, Daniel Jones had completed 63 percent of his passes for 520 yards with 2 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and 1 fumble lost. Today he completed 53 percent for 179 yards with 0 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 1 fumble lost. The offense is trying to adjust to working without Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard, so it's not all on Jones.
The defense today gave up long drives, allowing 36 points to be scored to a team missing some pretty important starters. They let the 49ers control the ball for almost 40 minutes. They converted eight of 12 third downs, and seven of the 49ers possessions ended with them scoring. One ended with a missed field goal, and the last was a kneel down to end the game.
So far the Giants defense has faced a quarterback who hadn't played in a year, another that was benched in his game today, and a backup. Meanwhile the Giants biggest offensive weapon is a fumbling quarterback with limited blocking and pass protection, with only his athleticism able to provide the team with rushing yards. What do the Los Angeles Rams have to fear next week when they welcome the Giants to their new $5 billion SoFi Stadium?"

First Quarter

Play: Robbie Gould 52 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 41 yards, 5:17
San Francisco 3-0

Play: Robbie Gould 32 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 28 yards, 5:25
San Francisco 6-0

Second Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 52 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 41 yards, 2:30
San Francisco 6-3
Play: Graham Gano 42 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 31 yards, 1:37
Tied 6-6
Play: Jerick McKinnon 10 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:18
San Francisco 13-6

Play: Robbie Gould 26 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 24 yards, 0:56
San Francisco 16-6

Third Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 47 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 53 yards, 6:54
San Francisco 16-9

Play: Brandon Aiyuk 19 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:52
San Francisco 23-9

Fourth Quarter

Play: Jeff Wilson Jr. 19 Yd pass from Nick Mullens (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 4 plays, 30 yards, 2:16
San Francisco 29-9

Play: Jeff Wilson Jr. 2 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick)
Drive info: 15 plays, 92 yards, 8:21
San Francisco 36-9


Giants had their lowest time of possession (20:16) since Dec. 24, 2006.

Daniel Jones currently leads the team in rushing with 92 rushing yards.
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