The Giants said heading into this week’s game against the 49ers that they didn’t think they were getting enough respect. After what they did to the 49ers on Sunday, everyone has to respect the Giants as contenders to repeat as Super Bowl champions.
The Giants went to San Francisco and put a beating on the 49ers on Sunday, dominating in all phases of the game and coasting through the fourth quarter on the way to an easy 26-3 win.
For the 49ers, the worst news from this game is that quarterback Alex Smith threw three interceptions and did not look like the efficient, consistent quarterback he’s been over the last year and a half. With backup Colin Kaepernick playing well in limited opportunities, could a quarterback controversy be coming? That’s the last distraction the 49ers need as they try to compete in a surprisingly tight NFC West.
For the Giants, today’s win combined with today’s loss by the Eagles means New York is 4-2 and all alone in first place in the NFC East. The Giants look like a playoff team, and they played like champions today.