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Team Comparison: Previewing 49ers vs. Giants

Posted Nov 7, 2017

Everything you need to know heading into the 49ers Week 10 home matchup against the New York Giants.

The San Francisco 49ers are still in search of their first win of the season heading into Week 10 as they host the 1-7 New York Giants. Sunday marks the 49ers second of three-straight home games.

Here's a quick breakdown of the 49ers Week 10 matchup at Levi's® Stadium.

Series Highlights

The Giants narrowly lead the all-time series against the 49ers, 20-19.

San Francisco leads the home series against the Giants, 11-9.

Notes from Last Week

49ers vs. Cardinals

The 49ers fell to the Cardinals, 20-10, their second loss to Arizona this season.

Passing Leaders: C.J. Beathard completed 24-of-51 passes for 294 yards, including a career-long 55-yard completion to Marquise Goodwin.

Rushing Leaders: Carlos Hyde led running backs with 41 yards on 21 carries.

Receiving Leaders: Hyde set new single-game career-highs in both receptions (nine) and receiving yards (84). His nine receptions were the most in a single game by a 49ers running back since Frank Gore in 2010.

Defensive Leaders: Reuben Foster recorded a game-high 14 total tackles and three run stops.

Special Teams Leaders: Victor Bolden Jr. returned three kickoffs a total of 59 yards, including a long of 24.

Rams at Giants

The Giants fell to the Los Angeles Rams at home, 51-17, their first loss to the Rams in 15 years and their third-largest home deficit in franchise history.

Passing Leaders: Eli Manning completed 20-of-36 passes for 220 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Rushing Leaders: Orleans Darkwa led Giants running backs with 71 yards on 16 carries and forced three missed tackles.

Receiving Leaders: Sterling Shepard caught 5-of-9 targets for 70 yards including a long of 37.

Defensive Leaders: Damon Harrison tied for a team-high seven tackles against the Rams and helped the Giants limit Todd Gurley to 59 yards.

Special Teams Leaders: Shane Vereen returned two kickoffs for a total of 51 yards, including a long of 30.

Team Comparisons

49ers Giants
0-9 (4th NFCW) Record 1-7(4th NFCE)
15.6 (30th) Points Per Game 16.1 (28th)
309.4 (24th) Total Offense 299.3 (28th)
92.1 (24th) Rushing Offense 86.8 (27th)
217.3 (18th) Passing Offense 212.5 (20th)
26:16 (32nd) Possession Average 27:49 (30th)
26.6 (31st) Points Allowed Per Game 25.9 (30th)
380.4 (27th) Total Defense 391.1 (30th)
135.7 (32nd) Rushing Defense 125.9 (t-28th)
17 (22nd) Passing Defense 265.3 (29th)
17 (22nd) Sacks 13 (t-28th)
6 (t-18th) Interceptions 3 (t-29th)
44.8 (t-19th) Punting Average
44.3 (23rd)
-3 (t-22nd) Turnover Differential -3 (t-22nd)

Offensive Comparisons

49ers Giants
Passing Yards
C.J. Beathard 941 Eli Manning 1,820
Rushing Yards
Carlos Hyde 494 Orleans Darkwa 345
Matt Breida 164 Wayne Gallman 182
Pierre Garçon 40 Evan Engram 34
Carlos Hyde 40 Sterling Shepard 27
Receiving Yards
Pierre Garçon 500 Evan Engram 412
Marquise Goodwin 417 Sterling Shepard 333

Defensive Comparisons

49ers Giants
Ray-Ray Armstrong 2 Three Players 1
Four Players 1
Elvis Dumervil 3.5 Chandler Jones 8.0
Two Players 2.0 Olivier Vernon 2.0

Final Nuggets

  • Carlos Hyde’s 762 yards from scrimmage on the season (494 rushing & 268 receiving) ranks seventh in the NFL and third in the NFC.
  • Robbie Gould has gone 12 consecutive regular season games with at least one made field goal of 40 or more yards.
  • Elvis Dumervil has two sacks and a forced fumble in his only career meeting against the Giants.
  • Eric Reid had an interception and two passes defended in his last game against the Giants.
  • San Francisco leads the NFL this season with 19 drives that have gone 10 or more plays. The team’s six touchdowns on 10-play drives is tied for third in the NFL. (Dal. – 9; GB – 7; Den. – 6; Hou. – 6).
  • The 49ers defense has forced three turnovers in the red zone, tying for first in the NFL this season (Bal. – 3; NYJ – 3).

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