Emotions will run high in San Fran on Sunday as it’s a rematch of last seasons NFC Title game, as the Giants travel to meet the 49ers.
Both teams are playing well so far in 2012, with the Giants at 3-2 coming off a dominating win over the Browns, while the Niners are 4-1 with their only loss in week three at Minnesota.
San Fran has been gearing up for the Giants for awhile it seems, as over the last two weeks with wins over the Jets and Bills, they have outscored those two teams 79-3.
The 49ers are tied for third in the NFL in scoring with an average of 29.8 points, and they became the first team in league history with 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing in the same game while gaining a franchise-record 621 yards in last Sunday’s 45-3 win over Buffalo.
“The talent level has been upgraded,” coach Jim Harbaugh said.
Alex Smith has the league’s best passer rating at 108.7. The receiving corps, with a boost from offseason additions Randy Moss and former Giant Mario Manningham, is averaging 11.8 catches.
Add in a physical defense that is licking its chops to get back at Eli Manning and the Giants, and you have all the makings of a very good game.
The Giants can put up the yards and points too, ranking second in both total yards with an average of 429.2 and scoring with 30.4 points per game.
They’ve amassed 1,877 yards in the last four weeks – their most over a four-game stretch in franchise history – and in last Sunday’s 41-27 win, Ahmad Bradshaw and Victor Cruz became the first teammates to rush for 200 yards and catch three TD passes in a game since 1960.
This one will be determined by which team makes the least amount of mistakes, and doesn’t turn the ball over, which killed the Niners last year in the title game.
I can see the Niners getting a big lead, and the G-Men having to come from behind, which could lead to mistakes by Manning and company.
Bottom line, the Niners get the revenge they have been looking for since last January.
San Francisco 35 New York Giants 21