49ers knock off Giants for first win of the year

AP

The 49ers took their time winning a game this season, but they certainly found a convincing way to put their first one on the board.

They scored the first points of the game, scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to take their first halftime lead of the year and then put the 31-21 win away with 14 more points in the fourth quarter of the game. The win is the first of Kyle Shanahan’s career as a head coach and will make for a pleasant bye week in the Bay Area.

Pleasant will not be in the cards for the Giants, who arguably played worse on defense in this game than they did in their 51-17 loss to the Rams a week ago. Wherever you fall on that question, there’s no arguing that getting outscored 82-38 — the final Giants points came with a minute left — over two straight games does little to make the case that the Giants are still fighting for coach Ben McAdoo.

While Shanahan just got his first win, one has to wonder if McAdoo will get a chance for a second this season as things for the Giants keeps getting worse. There were many plays on Sunday that reflected poorly on the Giants, particularly on defense where players didn’t seem overly enthusiastic about tackling or covering 49ers players when they were streaking down the field.

The offense wasn’t quite as listless, but it wasn’t any more effective and right tackle Justin Pugh left again with a back injury to make the blocking in front of Eli Manning even less effective. The opposite was true for the Niners, who had starting tackles Joe Staley and Trent Brown back in front of C.J. Beathard.

The result was a much-better job of pass blocking that gave Beathard time to complete 19-of-25 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Carlos Hyde and Matt Breida combined to run for 153 yards with Breida joining Beathard with touchdown runs in a strong performance by the 49ers offense.

Beathard’s performance will lead to discussion about how much longer he’ll keep the job with Jimmy Garoppolo waiting in the wings, which is a far better question to ponder than the ones the Giants will be considering after another lopsided loss.

51 responses to “49ers knock off Giants for first win of the year

  1. My Niners are pretty rough this year. Injuries, rookies, New coach, etc. After 0-9, I thought we were the worst football team in the league; then we played the Giants. I feel for you Giants fans. That was horrible. Your team quit. The Niners are pointed in the right direction, the Giants will probably have an interim coach by tomorrow.

  2. Shouldn’t the giants be trying to figure out if the QB of the future is on the current roster?

    I get that Eli won a couple Super Bowls, but he isn’t winning anymore and your fan base is suffering. They also need an offensive line, defensive line, and a secondary.

    Oh what the heck, leave Eli in…

  3. This is the best example of a football mutiny ever,,,, did you seen the Ny giant chase the 49er for 10 yards about a foot away from him then tackle him two feet into the endzone lol

  4. Wib22 they may have beaten Brady, but Brady has never and I repeat NEVER looked this bad regardless as to who is on his roster. You can use this year as an example.

  5. Fire McAdoo on the bus ride back to the airport, he can take JetBlue back to New York out of San Jose. The flight doesn’t leave till almost 10pm, so he’s got a few hours to hit the airport bar and get thoroughly hammered for the long ride home. Heck, he can watch the Patriots game and maybe learn a few things.

  6. New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate has not been decimated due to injury any worse than the Washington Redskins – yet that team goes out and plays its hearts out and has not quit despite losing their entire starting offensive line for games.

    It is time to just inhale the stench that is the New York Nightmaras.

    The backstabbing hasn’t even started on that team.

    You will get to see it during the remainder of this season and it will be a joy to behold.

    Happy Holidays to Nightmara Fans. You deserve this.

  7. wib22 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    Whatever happens from here on out, don’t forget the Eli beat brady twice in the super bowl.
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    How about that patriot fans?

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    You tell us. What about it? Patriots fans arent even celebrating last years superbowl any more much less one that was how many years ago now?

  8. 6250claimer says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm
    Fire McAdoo on the bus ride back to the airport, he can take JetBlue back to New York out of San Jose. The flight doesn’t leave till almost 10pm, so he’s got a few hours to hit the airport bar and get thoroughly hammered for the long ride home. Heck, he can watch the Patriots game and maybe learn a few things.

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    Im sort of wondering if he might be better off just staying in San Francisco.

  9. AND, somewhere in Jacksonville, my Tom Coughlin is smiling 🙂 AND, Mara, the snake, has his usual sourpuss face on 🙂

  10. Well I’m glad Reese thinks the Oline was up to par

    Defense looks terrible let alone the passing game

    O well it’s only been 6 years since the last super bowl win. Not many other teams have seen 2 super bowl wins in the last 10 years

  11. Even with all the injuries and several close losses, it never looked like the players gave up on Shanahan. Next year should be much better.

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    wib22 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    Whatever happens from here on out, don’t forget the Eli beat brady twice in the super bowl.
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    You left out that you favorite song is by Jethro Tull, “Living in the Past.”

  13. I think the older I get the lamer the Giants fans become.

    Their trash used to bother me but after two decades plus of the same old, same old… just makes you guys over dare has beens.

  14. What, “49ers knock off Giants”??!! PFT headline makes it seem the 49ers just took out a 8-1 team rather than a 1-8 team in the Giants. Knock Off..lol. How about, 49ers loose 2nd pick in 2018 NFL draft?

  15. The Giants are 1-8 and just lost to the previously 0-9 49ers and yet their fans are hanging onto a win in the Super Bowl that feels like a lifetime ago given their struggles since.

  16. and will make for a pleasant bye week in the Bay Area?

    Why? they’re still in the ‘lets play good but still find a way to lose the game for a better pick’ the rest of the year. I’ve been there, it’s horrible.

  17. eddyjf says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

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    wib22 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    Whatever happens from here on out, don’t forget the Eli beat brady twice in the super bowl.
    ——————————
    You left out that you favorite song is by Jethro Tull, “Living in the Past.”

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    Props for the Tull reference.

  18. Yet according to management, Niners fans don’t consider winning an important part of the stadium experience.

  19. Exactly how is this team better without Coughlin? NYG Ownership/Management are at fault for this not just the coach.

  20. I was upset when they forced Coughlin out for Mcadoo. Now it’s obvious this guy cannot coach or maybe even relate to his players. Alot of Giants players complained about Tom but at least they played for him. This guy needs to go back to a coordinator job somewhere.

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