NEW YORK GIANTS (3-2) At SAN FRANCISCO (4-1)Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOXOPENING LINE - 49ers by 5 12RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 2-1-2; San Francisco 4-1SERIES RECORD - Tied 18-18AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 7; 49ers No. 3LAST MEETING - Giants beat 49ers 20-17 OT, Jan. 22, 2012LAST WEEK - Giants beat Browns 41-27; 49ers beat Bills 45-3STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams split meetings last year with Giants winning NFC championship game in San Francisco 20-17 in OT after Kyle Williams botched two punt returns into turnovers for 49ers. ... These are most efficient offensive teams in NFL with Giants scoring on league-best 51.8 percent of drives and 49ers second at 49.1 percent. ... Giants average 469.3 ypg last four weeks. ... Giants QB Eli Manning thrown for at least 200 yards in 24 straight games, second longest streak ever. ... New York RB Ahmad Bradshaw coming off career-high 200 yards rushing vs. Cleveland last week. ... Giants WR Victor Cruz had three TD catches last week and 10 catches for 142 yards in NFC title game. ... Giants S Stevie Brown and LB Michael Boley tied for fifth in NFL with three takeaways apiece. ... 49ers outscored past two opponents 79-3. ... San Francisco became first team to top 300 yards rushing and passing in same game last week vs. Buffalo. ... 49ers on record-setting pace with 6.1 ypc. Cleveland in 1963 has record at 5.7. ... San Francisco gained at least 10 yards on more than one-fifth of carries. ... 49ers one of three teams running on more than half offensive plays. ... 49ers QB Alex Smith leads NFL with 108.7 passer rating and is coming off third career 300-yard game.
49ers favored 5.5 points vs. Giants
October 14, 2012, 1:37 am