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Weather could be a factor in San Francisco on Sunday

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Weather didn’t affect any of the division-round playoff matches that unfolded over the past two days.  The biggest concern came in San Francisco, where a sloppy track could have kept the Saints’ offense from getting untracked.

With the 49ers nevertheless victorious and the Giants winning on the unfrozen tundra of Lambeau Field, the NFC title game will be played at Candlestick Park.

According to the folks at Weather.com, a special weather statement already has been issued for San Francisco, with heavy rain and high winds in the forecast for the second half of the coming week.

Regardless of the conditions, it’ll be the sixth time the two teams got together for a playoff game in San Francisco.  The 49ers won four prior times, including a 38-24 win en route to their first Super Bowl win in 1982, a 21-10 win en route to their second Super Bowl win in 1985, a 44-3 trouncing of the Giants in 1994, and that epic, come-from-way-behind 39-38 wild-card win in 2003.

In 1991, the Giants won in San Francisco 15-13, a game before their second Super Bowl win.

Overall, the winner of the seven prior Giants-49ers playoff games has won the Super Bowl four times.

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  1. 72fish says: Jan 15, 2012 9:01 PM

    This is where it ends for San Fran folks…if it was not for the turnovers their offense could barely score a single point. Patriots and the Giants in the Superbowl with the Pats having the upperhand. Not a Pats fan but they look pretty good in the stretch.

  2. trbowman says: Jan 15, 2012 9:03 PM

    I hope the weather is terrible, personally.

  3. bspurloc says: Jan 15, 2012 9:09 PM

    refs > weather

  4. bcjim says: Jan 15, 2012 9:13 PM

    LMAO. Predicting what the weather will be a *full week* in advance.

    Good grief.

    Ask a magic 8-ball. Its as likely to be correct.

  5. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Jan 15, 2012 9:15 PM

    The hall monitor on this site right now is a smack !

  6. purplengold says: Jan 15, 2012 9:18 PM

    HAARP could clear the skies above Candlestick.

  7. alldonesmith says: Jan 15, 2012 9:18 PM

    even the refs couldn’t keep the 9ers and Giants from a rematch in the NFC Championship game after a hard-fought regular season matchup at Candlestick.

    Giants fans – you have a great team that deserved to win today, and regardless of who represents the NFC in the Super Bowl I think the fans of both teams have reason to be very proud this year.

    may the best and most complete team win!

  8. rap49er says: Jan 15, 2012 9:18 PM

    Two 80+ yard drives to beat the Saints. I don’t remember any turnovers??? Maybe you need to trade in the Old Magavox, as you don’t have a very clear picture.

  9. mrplow3 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:19 PM

    Everyone keeps saying Pats vs Giants or Harbaugh bowl, however nobody is pointing out the match up that is almost certain to happen:

    Pats vs Niners

    And I for one can’t wait, since you know, those are the best two teams in the NFL.

  10. savilo831 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:20 PM

    People are so ignorant! For you to say this is where it ends for the NINERS your football I Q is really low! The # 1 defense at home! You must be a bitter saints fan! Offense wins games but defense wins championships

  11. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 15, 2012 9:20 PM

    They’ll play it in a quagmire if need be….giggity!

  12. steelerhypocrite says: Jan 15, 2012 9:23 PM

    Let me guess…’It’s raining men’

  13. roamingabriel says: Jan 15, 2012 9:24 PM

    The forecast on accuweather says 53/45 sun and clouds…

    Perfect weather to kick some Giants ass!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. jvibottomline says: Jan 15, 2012 9:25 PM

    Niners win this easily

  15. 49ersmang says: Jan 15, 2012 9:29 PM

    The last 2 49ers drives should shut haters like 72fish up…. Niners took it to the Saints and beat the snot outta their “superior” offense!

  16. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Jan 15, 2012 9:29 PM

    Alex will not make it through the first half ! The BIG BLUE WRECKING CREW will be rag-dolling him ! They will need three rags to clean him up !

  17. sportsguybayarea says: Jan 15, 2012 9:29 PM

    “niners one and done”, “niners will get destroyed vs the saints”, “niners wont get passed the nfc championship game”….and IF they beat the giants we will all hear “niners wont win it all” and IF they do win it all we will hear “they wont re-peat”, “they will choke next year” LOL!!! man can ya’ll appreciate a good football team?!?!?

  18. jbl429 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:30 PM

    It’s gonna be raining Giants TDs next weekend. Go Blue!

  19. mikea311 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:43 PM

    As a Giants fan i for one am ecstatic about this match-up. Not because i think my Giants will win, but because the first game between these two as one of the best games of the season and i can wait to see the encore.

  20. phillyrick22 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:43 PM

    the 9ers special teams r gonna blow kisses @ the giants!

  21. briank1ne says: Jan 15, 2012 9:45 PM

    its going to be raining bodies. Just ask pierre thomas.

    Sincerely,
    NINERS D aka ALKCATRAZ

    noone escapes the stick.

  22. phillyrick22 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:47 PM

    and to everyone thinking that this will be easy for the giants, they are actually going to play against a defense next Sunday. They wont be rushing, nor get rushing TDs… The 9ers will play the pass a lot better than green bay or atlanta did… The key will be if they will be able to repeat the magic of their divisional game… All and all, it should be a classic next week.

  23. joninoakland says: Jan 15, 2012 9:57 PM

    [i]LMAO. Predicting what the weather will be a *full week* in advance.

    Good grief.

    Ask a magic 8-ball. Its as likely to be correct.[/i]

    If you read carefully, heavy rain is predicted for [i]the second half of the week[/i]. It’s not a game time forecast.

    Good grief indeed.

    Don’t forget to Rough the Punter.

  24. mavix27 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:01 PM

    Both teams will play in the same weather regardless…but I’m going to say it will be the Giants that will win.

    The 9ers have NO offense and a great defense, however the Giants are healthy and peaking at the right time…they have BOTH offense and defense.

    Giants v. Ravens in the Super Bowl.

  25. rajuncajun28 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:07 PM

    The Giants are going to the SB…fact…49ers cannot beat this team…sorry, left coast strange people…your 15 mins are up….

  26. nflwatcher says: Jan 15, 2012 10:12 PM

    You’re right, weather wasn’t much of a factor considering Tim Tebow looked mighty snug sitting in his winter coat for most of the game.

  27. mikea311 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:13 PM

    one thing the giants have going for them is what san fran had the first time. The giants had just beaten NE in NE and were riding high. San fran has just won a very emotional game and its hard to keep that momentum going.

  28. isujames says: Jan 15, 2012 10:15 PM

    i got the giants and pats.

  29. twoody50 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:17 PM

    The Saints don’t have the defense the giants have. Watch out 9ers

  30. isujames says: Jan 15, 2012 10:18 PM

    the 49ers offense isnt as good as it looked saturday.

  31. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 15, 2012 10:21 PM

    Its gonna be a great game. Much respect to the Niners. Gonna be an old school slugfest that I can’t wait to see. Gonna be close. Giants by 3. GO BIG BLUE!

  32. twoody50 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:25 PM

    Smith wont score 35 against the Giant defense. They stopped the MVP of the league. Do you actually think Smith is that good? Wow.

  33. ZAK says: Jan 15, 2012 10:26 PM

    Having lived on the coast of N. Cal all my life now with pinpoint weather from NOAA it looks like the majority of the storm will pass by gametime, just as the 9ers emerge victorious the rays of sunshine will light the sky to the sunset on another glorious West coast day.

  34. mad1449ers says: Jan 15, 2012 10:29 PM

    Defense wins championships. Saints and Packers both found that out that there high powered offense was unable to overcome a top notch defense. NyG D was on point today, GB was flustered from the start to finish.
    Should be an epic game Sunday!! Go Niners…

  35. jimboslice208 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:43 PM

    People still doubting the Niners. Unreal. Niners were picked by most as finishing second or third in their division. They finished first and tied for the second best record in the NFL. SF was supposed to get spanked by the Lions, Giants, Ravens, and Steelers. They won three of those four. They were gonna get blown out by the Saints. Wrong again. The Niners have no offense. Over 400 yds Saturday showed their offense isn’t that bad. They cant win with Smith at QB. He has 9 total tds and ZERO turnovers the last six games. His top five receivers have missed time due to injury (Edwards, Morgan, Crabtree, Williams, and Ginn).

    The people that keep doubting the Niners are the same people that rely on ESPN for their sports knowledge, and until Saturday have never seen the Niners play. The Niners can’t beat a team like the Giants? They did beat them just two months ago in a gritty tough game.

    Both teams have improved since then so it should be another hard fought game. The Niners have thrived in the underdog role all season. I just hope they keep proving everyone wrong en route to their sixth trophy…

  36. cgsuddeath says: Jan 15, 2012 11:45 PM

    The Giants offense is better.Giants by 3

  37. goldrush36 says: Jan 16, 2012 12:04 AM

    Funny the Giants fans that say the Saints don’t have the defense of the Giants or a complete team. Offensively: Saints #1 (1st in passing, 6th rushing, 2nd in scoring) Giants 8th (5th in passing, 32nd rushing, and 9th in scoring) Defensively: Saints 24th 339 points all year. Giants 27th and gave up 400 points. Looks like the Saints are more complete to me. Now lets also put into perspective the amount of huge leads the Saints had this year which allowed tons of 2nd half garbage points and yards. I wouldn’t be trash talking their D. They also have a much more furious pass rush. I think you guys need to come back to reality that you aren’t playing the last ranked defense

  38. Nevis says: Jan 16, 2012 12:09 AM

    Look at all these Giants fans talking trash. Just like in Week 10 right?

    Both teams are better and it will probably be a 3 point game — but don’t act like this won’t be the fight of your life.

    I guarantee you the 49ers will be tougher than Green Bay, whether you choose to believe that or not.

  39. Nevis says: Jan 16, 2012 12:11 AM

    isujames says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:18 PM
    the 49ers offense isnt as good as it looked saturday.

    —————————–

    Neither is the Giants defense we saw on Sunday. GB missed several wide open plays that just went New York’s way.

    Great game for them, but plenty of foot-shooting from the Packers.

  40. rugdaniels says: Jan 16, 2012 12:12 AM

    Forget the rain, I heard downtown SF is running loan on chevre.

  41. buffaloniner says: Jan 16, 2012 12:15 AM

    Week 10. This year. 49ers vs. Giants. 27-20. Final score. 49ers won.

    I just love reading the comment from Niners haters and people that have obviously not payed any attention to football other than what their coworker told them at the water cooler. Every team remaining in the playoffs right now is a legitimate threat. Much respect to the Giants for getting this far. They are a contender and this will be anybody’s game, but The Niners did beat them once already.

    Even more hilarious than the comments saying San Fran doesn’t have a chance (which I read by some bitter ignorant fan every single week) are the ones trying to discredit the 49ers by pointing to turnovers. You realize those turnovers were CREATED BY the 49ers right? It’s called Defense. That’s kinda the point. They do this every week. making big interceptions and forcing fumbles by stripping the ball non-stop, every week.

    I’ve waited a long time for a season like this. Congrats to the Giants. Should be another good game next week. GO NINERS!

  42. babyjesus69 says: Jan 16, 2012 12:16 AM

    Offense wins games. Defense wins championships

  43. Nevis says: Jan 16, 2012 12:18 AM

    twoody50 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:25 PM
    Smith wont score 35 against the Giant defense. They stopped the MVP of the league. Do you actually think Smith is that good? Wow.
    —————————-

    Just like he wasn’t supposed to against the Saints? K. And the Saints have been touted as the second best team all year, so let’s not act like the 49ers just knocked off a pretender.

    And do you think the Giants are going to score 35 against the 49ers?

    No, this will be another 27-24 type game. Might even be more like 19-17, depending on the offenses.

  44. wcman says: Jan 16, 2012 12:18 AM

    LMAO at all the genius’ in here saying the Niners have no offense. Two 80+ drives in succession to win the game…nah no offense there, all luck. You rocket scientists do realize that the 9ers led the entire game until the last 5 mins right? When the Saints took the lead and they had to get the lead back they did, not once but twice. Situational football people. They played more conservative with the lead. When they lost it, they turned it up and moved the ball down the field and won the game.

    Gonna be a good one next week.

  45. cardinalscouldbeworse6666 says: Jan 16, 2012 12:34 AM

    What!?!? Northern California could be wet. Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather!

  46. nomoreseasontix says: Jan 16, 2012 12:37 AM

    Oh man… We get those notices all the time here in the Bay Area. It’s not gonna amount to much.
    The weather won’t be a problem.

  47. roamingabriel says: Jan 16, 2012 12:55 AM

    Hey Giants, bring it!!!!!!!!!!!

    The NYG/GB game looked like slow motion compared to NO/SF…

    You guys think you know defense, we’ll see…

    Sunday…

  48. cmb79 says: Jan 16, 2012 1:11 AM

    I feel like I’m in a time machine back to the late 80’s and early 90’s. ‘9ers and Giants in the playoffs just sounds old school.

    And the weather could REALLY make it old school.

  49. jayniner says: Jan 16, 2012 2:22 AM

    You know what else will be a pretty big factor in San Francisco for Sunday’s game….the 49ers!

    We’ll let their play speak for itself Sunday, and hopefully we’ll all be back on this board next Sunday talking about the 49ers Superbowl matchup.

  50. blawrence95 says: Jan 16, 2012 2:42 AM

    I live IN San Francisco and have been a doubter the entire season. Went to school rocking Saints everything and as much as I hate to say it I was made into a believer this past Saturday. Harbaugh and his staff prepare their troops for battle mentally and emotionally like no other….
    Pats-49er Super Bowl:
    34-31…49ers!

  51. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 2:42 AM

    49er fans haven’t learned yet. They’re doing exactly what Green Bay fans began doing the MINUTE the Falcons game was in the bag. Shows they’re nervous, and rightfully so.

  52. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 2:43 AM

    mad1449ers says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:29 PM
    Defense wins championships. Saints and Packers both found that out that there high powered offense was unable to overcome a top notch defense. NyG D was on point today, GB was flustered from the start to finish.
    Should be an epic game Sunday!! Go Niners…
    ———-

    Lot easier for us to stop SF’s offense than it will be for SF to stop OURS on 10 drives. You may get 4 or even 5 stops, but we’ll get 8 stops on SF.

    And the others may just be FGs. We aren’t the Saints.

  53. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 2:44 AM

    ZAK says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:26 PM
    Having lived on the coast of N. Cal all my life now with pinpoint weather from NOAA it looks like the majority of the storm will pass by gametime, just as the 9ers emerge victorious the rays of sunshine will light the sky to the sunset on another glorious West coast day.
    ———-

    Been hanging around Bill Walton a bit too much there, buddy.

  54. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 2:45 AM

    Giants 24, Niners 13. FINAL.

  55. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 2:46 AM

    49er fans nervous as hell. Look at all those thumbs down lmao

  56. 7ftgriff says: Jan 16, 2012 2:47 AM

    rajuncajun28 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:07 PM
    The Giants are going to the SB…fact…49ers cannot beat this team…

    Uh, see week 10 you sore sore loser

    mavix27 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:01 PM
    The 9ers have NO offense and a great defense, however the Giants are healthy and peaking at the right time…they have BOTH offense and defense.

    Uh, ask the saints about our offense, also 24 pts a game is hardly inept. And once again I recall a 27-20 victory over the Giants this season.

    49ers 23 Giants 16 – 6th Ring on the way .

  57. cadub49er says: Jan 16, 2012 3:24 AM

    I love the ignorance from Giant lovers. The Niners have so much more passion and heart than New York. Expect Bradshaw and Jacobs to fold like a house of cards after a hit or two. You can also expect Eli to be throwing off his back foot and grimacing as Justin Smith and Aldon Smith throw down the hammer on him.

    Don’t forget special teams and turnovers where the edge goes to the Niners. Akers and Lee will do their part for special teams and as far as turnovers, Manning is good for two or three picks and I can see Jacobs coughing it up once. 49ers won the first meeting and the weather is expected to be poor which will favor the Niners as well.

    Tom Coughlin will have that puzzled look on his face (whuh?!?!?) which he normally has at least once or twice per game. This is directly the result of something asinine that his team does.

    72Fish: If it wasn’t for turnovers….oh, please. If I recall, the Niners scored three TDs on drives of over 50 yards.

    Twoody50: Who says Smith needs to score 35? We only needed 27 to beat the Giants in the first meeting.

    Again, no Giant lover ever talked about turnovers and special teams. Niners are over +40 in turnover differential, including the Saints game. We may not be an offensive juggernaut but you do not need to be when Lee is pinning your team inside the 10. Then you’ll punt after a three and out and the Niners only need to go 50 yards to score.

    26-17, 49ers.

  58. cadub49er says: Jan 16, 2012 3:35 AM

    While the Giants fans lament that the Niners got lucky because of turnovers…..

    If I recall today, the Giants scored on a four yard drive as the result of a…..turnover.

    The Giants scored a FG on a 29 yard drive as the result of a…turnover.

    And by the way, the Giants scored on a…..Hail Mary pass.

    You could subtract that and the game would be tied. Obviously not realistic but don’t say we won because of turnovers when you are the beneficiaries of them as well.

    Are these the same Giant fans that act like morons at the NFL Draft each year? If so, then their babble is understandable. That’s an oxy-moron, Giants fans.

  59. 504in860 says: Jan 16, 2012 5:00 AM

    Please…overcome a top notch defense? They scored 32 points! The Saints D did them in at the end.

  60. marcsasharc says: Jan 16, 2012 5:32 AM

    People think SF has no shot? Haven’t they proven they can A. Beat the giants? And B. they can beat the best teams in the league?

    Do people forget the first meeting between the 2? Anything can happen people but the 9ers will be ready as they were vs the saints and it’s the first NFC championship in like 15 years in SF. Surely they have a chance and are the favorite for a reason.

  61. socaldave2011 says: Jan 16, 2012 5:41 AM

    Giants only need to rush the front four, cause that’s what we do!

  62. lookatthefarside says: Jan 16, 2012 7:05 AM

    Hey giants fans, it’s gonna be another great game between the two but the Niners D are gonna have some fun with Eli! 28-24, San Francisco 49ers!

  63. manuich1 says: Jan 16, 2012 7:15 AM

    If the Giants disrupted Rodgers just imagine what they’ll do to Alex Smith. Take Vernon Davis out of this game and you get a win. That simple.

  64. fatguystrangler says: Jan 16, 2012 8:01 AM

    This is potentially a great match-up. As a football fan, I’m definitely excited to see how it plays out. As opposed to the AFC match-up, where I could not care less.

  65. cap1378 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:37 AM

    Hey SF fans. Just because you beat us in the reg season doesn’t mean a thing. Ask the packers.

  66. waxthat says: Jan 16, 2012 9:06 AM

    Once again(Philly, Pitts, NYGwk10) my predictions were correct. Happy Trails NYG.

    33-24..Niners

  67. kylehealy says: Jan 16, 2012 9:35 AM

    Hey carp1378, just because the Giants lost to the 49ers, doesn’t mean they’ll win a second time. Just ask the Redskins. Dumb post.

  68. scoob766 says: Jan 16, 2012 10:17 AM

    Eli has thrown 20+ ints this year. When he plays a good D he can’t win, this will be a niners victory 24-13. Turnovers will kill the giants and they will have no run game, niners are rb killers. They took out Pierre Thomas first drive of the game, giants this isnt your year.

  69. youdownwithjpp says: Jan 16, 2012 10:26 AM

    jvibottomline says:
    Jan 15, 2012 9:25 PM
    Niners win this easily

    ————————————-

    You guys sound like Packers fans last week. You not just say it will be a good game and boast about your team if they win?

  70. drugrehabnewyork says: Jan 16, 2012 10:30 AM

    “Weather didn’t affect any of the division-round playoff matches that unfolded over the past two days.”

    Totally wrong. It was FREEZING in Green Bay. What else accounts for all those dropped passes by the Packers? Everyone knows that the cold weather affects the passing game. Just because the sky is blue doesn’t mean the weather didn’t play a role.

  71. youdownwithjpp says: Jan 16, 2012 10:33 AM

    *why not

  72. Nevis says: Jan 16, 2012 11:53 AM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 16, 2012 2:42 AM
    49er fans haven’t learned yet. They’re doing exactly what Green Bay fans began doing the MINUTE the Falcons game was in the bag. Shows they’re nervous, and rightfully so.

    —————————-

    Right. Because a fans confidence has so much impact on the game.

    That silly notion aside, the 49ers fear no team, just like the Giants.

    We didn’t fear Philly or Detroit on the road, we didn’t fear the Giants or Steelers in our house. We didn’t fear the Saints going ahead with 1:37 to play.

    Give me one good reason why the 49ers (or their fans) should “fear” anyone?

    The x-factor here is Harbaugh. How much can he and his staff do game plan for a second opponent out of the division? He is the last coach anyone wants to see right now and is quickly building a Belichick mystique.

  73. bobhk says: Jan 16, 2012 2:24 PM

    twoody50 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:17 PM
    The Saints don’t have the defense the giants have. Watch out 9ers

    ———
    And Giants don’t have the O that the Saints have…watch out Gints
    ——

    isujames says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:18 PM
    the 49ers offense isnt as good as it looked saturday.
    ———–
    And the Gints D is waaay overrated. Several miscues by Rodgers and his receivers otherwise the Gints would be enjoying early offseason.
    ——
    Smith wont score 35 against the Giant defense. They stopped the MVP of the league. Do you actually think Smith is that good? Wow.

    Manning won’t score thirty seven on the 9ers. We stopped Brees for most of the game. Think Manning is even half the QB brees is? WOW
    —————–

  74. bobhk says: Jan 16, 2012 2:25 PM

    rajuncajun28 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 10:07 PM
    The Giants are going to the SB…fact…49ers cannot beat this team…sorry, left coast strange people…your 15 mins are up….

    —————-
    Jealous are we mr cajun…We already beat the Gints earlier…sorry, get outta here loser from New Orleans…

  75. bobhk says: Jan 16, 2012 2:31 PM

    So many Gints fans trash talking here….did they same thing in the regular season when their team got BEAT.

    People talking about Gints D being better just can’t know how to read:

    Niners D is 2nd in scoring D. Gints are 25th. *25th*. And their fans have the nerve to come and trash talk.
    GTFO.

    Gints O is less than 1 point/game better.

    Yea, 9ers are getting beat.

    Somehow Rodgers and co misfire and we suddenly have Gints fans coming out of the woodwork.

    Gints are getting spanked next weekend.

  76. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 3:08 PM

    49er fans are delusional. They were nowhere to be found last year, now they are nipping on the heels of Packer, Saints, Steeler and Patriots fans as far as being ridiculously annoying. Amazing.

    Now they’re claiming Giants fans are bragging?

    Do you not realize your offense did NOTHING until Boley went out of that game? Big Verne, who I like, was STIFLED before Boley got hurt. And you’ve seen how Boley has swung momentum in the past five games with huge plays vs. DAL both games, NYJ, ATL and now GB. That’s REALITY, not bragging.

    The 49ers got fortunate because we were missing a few key guys and Nicks was still gimpy going into that game. We have Manningham near 100% now also. And yes, the Giants’ offense is every bit as explosive as the Saints, and we can actually RUN THE BALL, unlike the Saints, who don’t even try.

    Alex Smith will be getting off the ground all game. Those short passes aren’t going to fly,especially if DOES rain. Anyone who says otherwise has rose colored glasses on and is shook knowing that the Giants left 14 points on the field last time and your only scores in the 2nd half came with a bunch of rookies on the field and Boley out of the game.

    And as for the “bragging” comment, all the thumbs down by 49er fans (and whoever the Giants have beaten in the past month, most likely) shows that this is a pro-49ers story and the majority of the (unfounded) bragging is being done by THEM.

    That game in Week 10 means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The Giants are playing much more cohesively on both sides of the ball. Alex Smith can only “manage” the game for so long. And the 49ers, as active as they are defensively, CANNOT cover all of the Giants weapons all game. That’s reality.

  77. 5f6a says: Jan 16, 2012 3:21 PM

    Giants fans are all illiterate crackheads anyway. Scum of the earth, only Philly fans are worse because they support the dog-murderer,. but I bet most Giants fans would say “He did his time,” even though that was a slap on the wrist.

    Eli Manning will be crippled for life in this game. I certainly hope so.

  78. jdgalt says: Jan 16, 2012 3:31 PM

    @Mr. Wright 212: It’s the other way around.

    Look at the numbers in both of last weekend’s NFC games. The Saints didn’t even try to run the ball: all their yards are from passing. The 49ers made 60% of theirs rushing. A team that only knows how to pass simply can’t beat a team that has both weapons in its offensive arsenal AND good pass defense. Those 5 turnovers were no accident. That’s what happens to a passing-only team that can’t change tactics.

    The Giants were similarly more versatile on offense than Green Bay, thus that upset. But I don’t think they’re as versatile as SF, nor as good on defense.

    It’s gonna be 49ers vs Patriots.

  79. bobhk says: Jan 16, 2012 3:48 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 16, 2012 3:08 PM
    49er fans are delusional. They were nowhere to be found last year, now they are nipping on the heels of Packer, Saints, Steeler and Patriots fans as far as being ridiculously annoying. Amazing.

    Now they’re claiming Giants fans are bragging?

    Do you not realize your offense did NOTHING until Boley went out of that game? Big Verne, who I like, was STIFLED before Boley got hurt. And you’ve seen how Boley has swung momentum in the past five games with huge plays vs. DAL both games, NYJ, ATL and now GB. That’s REALITY, not bragging.

    The 49ers got fortunate because we were missing a few key guys and Nicks was still gimpy going into that game. We have Manningham near 100% now also. And yes, the Giants’ offense is every bit as explosive as the Saints, and we can actually RUN THE BALL, unlike the Saints, who don’t even try.

    Alex Smith will be getting off the ground all game. Those short passes aren’t going to fly,especially if DOES rain. Anyone who says otherwise has rose colored glasses on and is shook knowing that the Giants left 14 points on the field last time and your only scores in the 2nd half came with a bunch of rookies on the field and Boley out of the game.

    And as for the “bragging” comment, all the thumbs down by 49er fans (and whoever the Giants have beaten in the past month, most likely) shows that this is a pro-49ers story and the majority of the (unfounded) bragging is being done by THEM.

    That game in Week 10 means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The Giants are playing much more cohesively on both sides of the ball. Alex Smith can only “manage” the game for so long. And the 49ers, as active as they are defensively, CANNOT cover all of the Giants weapons all game. That’s reality.

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    Sooo many excuses. One LB: Boley and he’s mediocre at best. Your team got beat in the regular season and you have so many excuses. What excuses will you have after your gints get spanked this weekend…oh (w)right….you won’t be found anywhere.

    Lily Manning has been average QB till this year. He lucked into a superbowl win….helmet catch….*helmet catch* by a guy no longer around.

    Gints fans are the extremely annoying (only second to the cowboys fans).

    So much talk about a D that is ranked 25th in the league in scoring. Had Rodgers and his receivers been on even a bit they’d have trashed Lily Manning and his wussy team.

  80. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 4:37 PM

    Again with the skewed stats. Key guys were out most of the season. Those stats do not currently matter. What matters is what they’ve done since we have gotten guys back.

    And to the person who called me out, you’re entitled to your delusional opinion. I’ll be right here to call you out on it like Packer fans who cited the same irrelevant statistics OUT OF CONTEXT, no less.

  81. bobhk says: Jan 16, 2012 6:08 PM

    Sooo funny. You can find any excuses/reason to justify the crapping showing. Everyone else also has situations. Big deal.

    Irrelevant stats???? I’m sorry, I was thinking that *scoring D* is the most important stat along with scoring O. (since it determines the score)

    Oh I get it: you think they award the NFL title to the team that has the higher passer rating QB…
    my apologies.

    This is the quality of conversation here, folks…second grade level.

    I too will be here, win or lose. If the Giants win, I will fully acknowledge that they were the better team. You will also be here to call me out if the Gints win. However, you’ll be hiding in some hole in NJ if the niners win.

  82. true49erfanmatt says: Jan 18, 2012 8:35 AM

    All I have to say is to the ppl who say alex smith manages the games he managed to lead our team down the field 2 times against the saints to win and that was his 6th 4th qt comeback this year and the Giants don’t have the weapons the saints had and we covered them they threw the ball 60+ times of course there gonna put up passing yards u can’t run on our d and drew brees if I remember correctly just set the single season passing record the 49ers win because we force turnovers and don’t turn it over the giants are playin good they beat a packers team that clearly was rusty and the giants are hot 15-1 don’t mean anything come playoff time its a new season and I look forward to a great game this weekend everyone can keep underestimating the 49ers it don’t matter

  83. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 18, 2012 9:27 AM

    true49erfanmatt says:
    Jan 18, 2012 8:35 AM
    All I have to say is to the ppl who say alex smith manages the games he managed to lead our team down the field 2 times against the saints to win and that was his 6th 4th qt comeback this year and the Giants don’t have the weapons the saints had and we covered them they threw the ball 60+ times of course there gonna put up passing yards u can’t run on our d and drew brees if I remember correctly just set the single season passing record the 49ers win because we force turnovers and don’t turn it over the giants are playin good they beat a packers team that clearly was rusty and the giants are hot 15-1 don’t mean anything come playoff time its a new season and I look forward to a great game this weekend everyone can keep underestimating the 49ers it don’t matter

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    The Giants don’t have the weapons the Saints have? YOU HAVE LOST YOUR MIND. First your FS and TE admit that they were hoping and praying that we beat Green Bay, now you’re sitting here and saying that Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston (because that’s IT) are better than Bradshaw, Nicks, Cruz, Manningham and the production of Ballard?

    You have zero credibility. Root for your 49ers all you want, but at least be objective GOOD HEAVENS.

  84. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 18, 2012 9:32 AM

    bobhk says:
    Jan 16, 2012 6:08 PM
    Sooo funny. You can find any excuses/reason to justify the crapping showing. Everyone else also has situations. Big deal.

    Irrelevant stats???? I’m sorry, I was thinking that *scoring D* is the most important stat along with scoring O. (since it determines the score)

    Oh I get it: you think they award the NFL title to the team that has the higher passer rating QB…
    my apologies.

    This is the quality of conversation here, folks…second grade level.

    I too will be here, win or lose. If the Giants win, I will fully acknowledge that they were the better team. You will also be here to call me out if the Gints win. However, you’ll be hiding in some hole in NJ if the niners win.

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    I never hide. We’ve lost 7 games this year and I’ve had plenty of opportunity to hide, but haven’t.

    And again, the stats are irrelevant. The FACT IS that the Giants are much healthier on defense at key positions and are yielding fewer PPG in the same stretch since those guys came back than your precious 49ers have. That’s no fluke. The first two months of the season, Osi misses half the games, Tuck was gimpy, we were missing Goff, Thomas and Amukamara as is, and Boley gets hurt in the Week 10 game (no coincidence, Big Verne finally comes alive as soon as he leaves the game) and Bradshaw was out, along with Nicks not even near 100% for that game. THOSE ARE FACTS.

    Getting Walker back and having a healthy Gore does not supersede that, no matter how you want to spin it. Cutting Edwards will hamper your pass game and those short passes just aren’t going to cut it. Unlike Rodgers, Smith won’t have the running lanes because you don’t have any viable deep threats to cause Kenny and Rolle to play double high. Again, THOSE ARE FACTS.

    I’d be saying the same if I were a 49er fan or a fan of a neutral team. It’s not Giants fan bias. Nothing you can come up with can dispute this, so just STOP IT.

  85. true49erfanmatt says: Jan 18, 2012 10:05 PM

    Cutting edwards doesn’t meen ANYTHING he didn’t do anything for us this year who’s gonna cover vernon davis answer that rolle lol boley good luck double our TE and our offense that no one thinks is good will score and we don’t need to put up alot of points we have an elite defense

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