LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When the Giants vs 49ers 2012 game (live score below) starts Sunday, Eli Manning will be seeking his fourth win. But with an undefeated record at home, Alex Smith is hoping to advance San Francisco to a 5-1 start.
The Giants vs 49ers 2012 game (start time 4:25 PM EST) will deliver two teams with far different defense records this season. San Francisco has been giving up an average of fourteen points per game. But the Giants have been giving up twenty-two points.
Manning and Smith have had impressive starts this season. Smith has delivered eight touchdown passes and one interception. That has resulted in a sixty-nine percent completion rate with more than one thousand yards. Manning, in contrast, has delivered ten touchdown passes and five interception. His completion rate is over sixty-five percent resulting in more than one thousand five hundred passing yards.
The critical difference for San Francisco today will be battling Victor Cruz. In thirty-seven receptions this season, Cruz has delivered more than four hundred yards and five touchdowns.
The Giants, in turn, need to be able to battle Frank Gore. His seventy-nine carries for the 49ers have resulted in more than four hundred yards and four touchdowns this season.
Giants Chris Snee tells news that today’s game evokes memory of the championship game showdown last season. “The game was certainly something that we thought about all (offseason) even though we won the Super Bowl and we beat them in that game. We still walked away saying that we didn’t play well, we didn’t do our job up front. That can motivate you though the offseason.” For live score updates today, click HERE.
49ers, Football, Giants