Golden Nuggets: Giants 26, 49ers 3; Joe Staley Injured in Disappointing Game

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Monday, October 15, 2012 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

I didn't see that one coming. If you would have told me we were going to lose, I could have accepted it. But to have a game where we do absolutely nothing right, at home, against a team that hasn't been playing their best ball (I don't care if they're the defending champs) is utterly disappointing. How do you even begin to criticize after this one. There's too much blame to go around, so I'll start with the bright spot. Mario Manningham looked good. Now for the bad. Alex Smith threw three interceptions, we didn't get a sack, yet gave up six. Ahmad Bradshaw gouged us on the ground for 116 yards and a touchdown. David Akers missed two field goals. We came out flatter than we did against the Vikings, and that was F-L-A-T. Another game like this and you question whether or not the team can compete at the elite level, because you can't come out flat in the playoffs. Now we get a game against each of our division foes and get a chance to take a tight grip on the NFC West. We have to win the division because we've already lost to two potential wild card competitors. Let's see how we respond.

There's tons of links, guys, and I'm feeling a bit under the weather so I'm giving you the links, and nothing but the links. It's all depressing anyhow. The important thing to monitor coming out of the game is Joe Staley's health. He suffered a concussion and, with the Seahawks coming in for a Thursday night game, doesn't seem likely to play in week 7. Hope he gets well soon, the O-line was atrocious today. Links....

Week 6: Giants 26, 49ers 3 Recaps

New York trounces San Francisco 26-3. (Bay Area SB Nation)

No chance? Giants have no problems in 26-3 rout of 49ers. (Branch)

49ers defeated at home 26-3. (49ers.com)

Final: Giants 26, 49ers 3. (Inman)

49ers fall flat in 26-3 loss to Giants. (Press Democrat)

Week 6: Giants at 49ers Postgame analysis

49ers suffer worst loss of Harbaugh era. (Barrows)

Maiacco's instant replay: Giants 26, 49ers 3. (Maiocco)

New York Giants show how to beat 49ers. (NFL.com)

Five things that went wrong against the Giants. (Lynch)

Giants still have upper hand over 49ers. (Maiocco)

Notebook: 49ers poised to bounce back. (49ers.com)

The Giants, not the 49ers, prove a point. (Barrows)

49ers vs Giants: Thumb up, thumbs down. (Scout)

Not-so-special teams continue early season struggles. (Branch)

Giants make statement, hand 49ers worst loss of Harbaugh era. (Branch)

Giants let their play do the talking. (SFGate)

Ahmad Bradshaw to 49ers: Play Brandon Jacobs. (Branch)

49ers lose battle in the trenches in 26-3 defeat to Giants. (Gin)

NFC title rematch goes horribly wrong for 49ers. (BASG)

New York Giants make loud statement in solving 49ers. (Sando)

Rapid reaction: Giants 26, 49ers 3. (Sando)

Postgame analysis: Giants 26, 49ers 3. (CBS Sports)

Special teams lose magic touch. (Press Democrat)

Report card: Bad marks for Niners. (Press Democrat)

Week 6 grades: Offense. (Cohn)

Week 6 grades: Defense and special teams. (Cohn)

Week 6 grades: Coaching. (Cohn)

Jacobs visits Giants locker room after game. (Cohn)

Harbaugh: "The plan wasn't the best plan." (Cohn)

Alex Smith: "I feel like I forced some things." (Cohn)

Roster / Injury News

Joe Staley questionable against Seahawks. (Maiocco)

Assorted News

No time to sulk with Seahawks arriving Thursday. (Barrows)

Video / Assorted Media

Video recap: Giants vs 49ers. (49ers.com)

Matt & Mindi: Giants were prepared for 49ers. (CSN Bay Area)

Press Pass: Jim Harbaugh. (49ers.com)

Press Pass: Alex Smith. (49ers.com)

Cover 2: 49ers vs Giants. (49ers.com)

49ers fall to the defending Super Bowl Champs. (49ers.com)

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