49ers survive on defense, beat Giants at MetLife
49ers aim for 6-4
Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers marched into MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to face Eli Manning and the Giants...
49ers turn it over
49ers running back Frank Gore tripped on Colin Kaepernick's foot and fumbled the ball behind the line of scrimmage, which was swarmed and recovered by the Giants linebackers.
Giants strike first
Big Blue capitalizes on the San Francisco turnover. 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite gets burned by Giants tight end Larry Donnell, who scores the first points of the game, making it 7-0 New York.
Jumping the route
49ers linebacker Chris Borland cuts in front of a dig route by Giants rookie wideout Odell Beckham Jr., stretching out to the make the interception.
49ers pull ahead
The 49ers make three red-zone trips, which results in three field goals from placekicker Phil Dawson. San Francisco takes a 9-7 lead over New York in the first half.
Crabtree gets free
49ers wideout Michael Crabtree catches a strike from Colin Kaepernick on first down, and stiff arms the receiver after the catch, racing toward the end zone for a touchdown. San Francisco takes a 16-7 lead over New York in the third quarter.
The Giants threw three straight fades in the red zone, trying to take the lead with just minutes left in the game. All three went incomplete. On a fourth-down attempt, Eli Manning got rid of the ball up the middle, which deflected off the hands of a player and into the arms of 49ers linebacker Chris Borland for his second interception of the game.