An Antonio Pierce-less Giants squad took care of the 49ers, beating them 29-17 at Giants Stadium for the second season in a row. The team’s fourth win at home this season improved them to 5-1.
Michael Johnson led the defense with two interceptions off 49ers quarterback JT O’Sullivan. Not only was JT having a difficult day throwing the ball, he couldn’t hold onto it either. Justin Tuck slapped the ball out of his hands to cause a 49ers safety. The defense, which turned in a much better performance than the nation saw on Monday Night Football against the Browns, held the 49ers to only two third down conversions in the game and 35 total rushing yards.
Eli Manning and the Giants offense had a great day. Brandon Jacobs had a pair of touchdowns, and thanks to the great offensive line, he went in virtually untouched on his 26-yard score. Manning, who had no interceptions for the fourth time this season, found Plaxico Burress in the endzone for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Next week the Giants will hit the road and face the Pittsburgh Steelers, who won 38-10 today to improve to 5-1. This matchup of the two 5-1 teams will be fun to watch.