Welcome back for arguably the worst game on the San Francisco 49ers 2017 schedule. The 49ers are in search of win number one, and Week 10 provides arguably their best remaining opportunity. The 49ers host the New York Giants at Levi’s Stadium a week before a much-needed bye week. The game gets going at 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX, and will have Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston calling the game from the booth, with Laura Okmin on the sideline.
The 49ers and Giants have a combined 1-15 record, which marks the worst combined records between opponents at this point in the season. The 49ers are in the early stages of a rebuilding process, and expectations have been relatively low all season. On the other hand, the Giants were a playoff team last year, and have seen things go south in a hurry. Eli Manning might be nearing the end of his time with the Giants, and head coach Ben McAdoo could be on the way out sooner rather than later.
The 49ers will start C.J. Beathard at quarterback, with Jimmy Garoppolo once again the backup. Head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch have seen progress from Jimmy Garoppolo, but Beathard will get the 49ers final start before the bye week. Whether Beathard is the starter after the bye week remains a question mark.
Beathard benefits this week from the return of Joe Staley. The 49ers left tackle suffered an orbital fracture in Week 8 that was expected to keep him out through the bye week. He is expected to play after three limited practices this week. Kyle Shanahan said it was up to Staley since this kind of injury is tough for the training staff to fully assess. But having him back and Trent Brown on the right side should help Beathard.
The Giants will be missing two of their starting linebackers, with Devon Kennard and B.J. Goodson ruled out. Reserve linebacker Keenan Robinson is also out for this game. They will have left guard Justin Pugh back, and pass rusher Olivier Vernon could play for the first time since Week 4.
The 49ers opened as a one-point favorite, but professional money swung the line to where the Giants are now as high as a three-point favorite, according to Odds Shark. The 49ers are 1-3 against the spread at home this season, while the Giants are 3-1 against the spread on the road.
Here is a full rundown of how to watch today’s game.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Game time: Sunday, November 12, 1:25 p.m. PT
TV channel: FOX
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesus Zarate, Luis Landero)
Matchup History: Giants lead 20-19
Announcers: Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (sideline)
Lead Referee: Jerome Boger
Enemy blog: Big Blue View
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: vs. Carolina Panthers - 23-3 LOSS
Week 2: @ Seattle Seahawks - 12-9 LOSS
Week 3: vs. Los Angeles Rams - 41-39 LOSS
Week 4: @ Arizona Cardinals - 18-15 LOSS
Week 5: @ Indianapolis Colts - 26-23 LOSS
Week 6: @ Washington - 26-24 LOSS
Week 7: vs. Dallas Cowboys - 40-10 LOSS
Week 8: @ Philadelphia Eagles - 33-10 LOSS
Week 9: vs. Arizona Cardinals - 20-10
Week 10: vs. New York Giants, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, November 12
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., FOX, November 26
Week 13: @ Chicago Bears, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, December 3
Week 14: @ Houston Texans, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, December 10
Week 15: vs. Tennessee Titans, 1:25 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 17
Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 24
Week 17: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 31