49ers-Giants final score
That was brutal. The 49ers had a 23-20 lead after exchanging field goals with the Giants. Eli Manning then drove the Giants down the field for what would prove to be a game-winning touchdown. It was an odd nine play drive over 1:53, with multiple penalties exchanged. Manning eventually found Sterling Shepard in the front corner of the end zone for the score. The 49ers got down to the Giants 21 with one second left, but Nick Mullens threw it out of the back of end zone on the final play. The 49ers dropped to 2-8 with the loss, and the Giants improved to 2-7.
Giants strike back quickly
The Giants did not waste time getting back into this game. Odell Beckham was the key on this one, catching a 30-yard pass and then scoring on a 20-yard touchdown reception. The 49ers lead 20-17.
49ers build on their lead
The 49ers had the ball to open the second half, and they turned it into seven points. Matt Breida was the key on this drive. He picked up a 19 yard reception to get the 49ers into Giants territory. He added 12 rushing yards to get the 49ers down to the Giants 13. Finally, he capped the drive with an 11-yard touchdown reception. The 49ers lead the Giants 20-10.
George Kittle, Matt Breida take care of business
The 49ers have recaptured the lead on a Matt Breida rushing touchdown. The drive was keyed by a pair of big George Kittle catches. He had an 18-yard catch late in the first quarter, and then had a 22-yard catch to start the second quarter. A Giants facemask penalty set up 1st and goal, and Breida scored on a three-yard touchdown run. The 49ers lead 10-7.
Giants take the lead
Nick Mullens made his first big mistake as 49ers quarterback. He was to the right side of the field and looked for a receiver near the sideline on the opposite side of the field. Janoris Jenkins got in for the PBU and the ball popped into the arms of B.J. Goodson. On the 3rd and 8 on the ensuing drive, Eli Manning found Odell Beckham Jr. for a touchdown. The Giants lead 7-3 late in the first quarter.
49ers get on the board
The 49ers got on the board first, taking a 3-0 lead on a Robbie Gould field goal. The Giants went three-and-out to start the game. Nick Mullens and the 49ers moved 19 yards, but eventually the drive died out. Gould converted a 53-yard field goal to give the 49ers the lead.
The 49ers will have Trent Taylor back one the active roster for Week 10. He is dealing with back issues, but was inactive last week even though he did not appear on the injury report. He will split time in the slot with Richie James. Kendrick Bourne will likely replace Pierre Garçon in the starting lineup opposite Marquise Goodwin.
49ers inactives: QB Tom Savage, WR Pierre Garçon, SS Jaquiski Tartt, LB Reuben Foster, OL Erik Magnuson, DL Jullian Taylor, OL Shon Coleman
Giants inactives: QB Kyle Lauletta, DB Tony Lippett, S Kamrin Moore, DT RJ McIntosh, C Evan Brown, WR Jawill Davis, DT John Jenkins
The San Francisco 49ers are giving Nick Mullens another shot at this starting quarterback thing and he’ll be going on primetime again for Monday Night Football. That’s about the only interesting story this game has as the 49ers are going up against a Giants team with a single win. When two people in a Week 10 primetime game have three wins between them, then you know it’s not exactly a ratings draw.
Regardless, we get to see the 49ers on prime time once more to close out 2018. The Sunday Night game will no doubt get flexed if it hasn’t already. The game will kick off at 5:15 PM. The game will air on ESPN and you can also stream it via their Watch ESPN app. Joe Tessitore and Jason Witten will be in the booth while Booger McFarland blocks fans’ views with that Booger-mobile of his on the sidelines. Lisa Salters will also be reporting.
Like last week, the 49ers are going to be looking a lot at what they have for next year. Nick Mullens’ near-record setting debut will be something to watch. The Giants have an awful defense, but they also provide a step up from the pits of despair that the Oakland Raiders offered.
The Giants are having their own issues. Despite having a rookie running back that is establishing themselves as one of the league’s best and a wide receiver that’s already done so, their quarterback in Eli Manning is on his last dance. Despite winning two Super Bowls in his career, Manning has begun a severe regression and all his flaws are being exposed. The Giants have (currently) decided to stick with Manning for the game Monday Night, but this could change either before or during the game if Manning’s inept play continues.
For Week 10, the Giants have a thin injury report and are looking to not have any players down. All players added to it were full participants for the two final practices.
The 49ers meanwhile will be without safety Jaquiski Tartt, wide receiver Pierre Garçon, and linebacker Reuben Foster. George Kittle was limited in practice but it looks like he’ll suit up.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara California
Game time: Monday, November 12th, 5:20 P.M. PT
TV channel: ESPN (also on ABC in 49ers broadcast region)
Online streaming: Fubo, Watch ESPN
Local Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Sports USA national radio: Bob Fitzgerald, Hank Bauer
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Gabriel Sotelo)
Matchup history: 20-20
Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters
Enemy blog: Big Blue View
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Minnesota Vikings — 24-16 Loss
Week 2: vs. Detroit Lions, — 30-27 Win
Week 3: @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, September 23 — 38-27 Loss
Week 4: @ Los Angeles Chargers, 1:25 p.m., CBS, Sunday, September 30 — 29-27 Loss
Week 5: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 7 — 28-18 Loss
Week 6: @ Green Bay Packers, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, October 15 — 33-30 Loss
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, October 21 — 39-10 Loss
Week 8: @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 28 — 18-15 Loss
Week 9: vs. Oakland Raiders, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network, Thursday, November 1 — 34-3 Win
Week 10: vs. New York Giants, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, November 12
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, November 25
Week 13: @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, December 2
Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 9
Week 15: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 16
Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 23
Week 17: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 30