The San Francisco 49ers are back in the national spotlight in their second of back-to-back primetime games. Following a blowout victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 9, the 49ers are set to host the New York Giants on “Monday Night Football.” Quarterback Nick Mullens announced on Tuesday that he will make his second straight start for the 49ers.
Here is a preview of the Week 10 matchup:
The 49ers and Giants will have met in Week 10 for the second consecutive season.
Last year, the 49ers defeated the Giants, 31-21, at Levi’s® Stadium for their first win of the season.
The 49ers look to break the tie in the all-time series, which is currently all square at 20 wins apiece.
Giants Offseason Additions
- HC Pat Shurmur
- RB Saquon Barkley
- T Nate Solder
- G Will Hernandez
- LB Alec Ogletree
Giants Notes from Last Game
Prior to their Week 9 bye, the Giants fell to the Washington Redskins, 20-13, to drop their record to 1-7 on the season.
- Passing Leader: Eli Manning completed 30-of-47 passes for 316 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
- Rushing Leader: Saquon Barkley was limited to just 38 yards on 13 attempts against the Redskins.
- Receiving Leader: Odell Beckham Jr. caught eight passes for 136 yards in Week 8.
- Defensive Leader: Landon Collins totaled five sacks and forced a fumble of Redskins running back Adrian Peterson.
49ers Notes from Last Game
San Francisco is coming off of a 34-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the final rendition of the “Battle of the Bay” on “Thursday Night Football.”
- Passing Leader: In his first career NFL start, Nick Mullens completed 16-of-22 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns for a 151.9 quarterback rating. His 151.9 passer rating was the second highest ever for a quarterback in his NFL debut (Marcus Mariota - 158.3)
- Rushing Leader: Raheem Mostert registered seven carries for 86 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown run. It was the first score of his career.
- Receiving Leader: Tight end George Kittle caught all four of his targets for 108 yards and a touchdown, marking his second 100-plus-yard game of the season.
- Defensive Leader: The 49ers finished the game with eight sacks, the first time the team has done so since Jan. 2010 against the St. Louis Rams. Cassius Marsh led the team with a career high 2.5 sacks on the night.
- Special Teams Leader: Punter Bradley Pinion was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after leading the league in Week 9 with a 54.7-yard average on three punts.
- San Francisco has allowed a total of 21 points over the past two weeks, the second fewest in the NFL among teams that have played each week (Chicago Bears – 19 points).
- Matt Breida has three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in his past five games at home. He aims for his third game in a row against an NFC East opponent with a touchdown.
- Alfred Morris has 85-plus scrimmage yards in three of his past four contests against NFC East opponents. Since entering the league in 2012, Morris ranks sixth in the NFL with 5,797 rushing yards.
- George Kittle is the first tight end since 1972 with two 70-plus yard catches in a single season. He currently ranks second among NFL tight ends in receiving yards (692) and ranks second in the NFL in yards after catch (496).
- Marquise Goodwin had an 82-yard touchdown catch in the 49ers last meeting against the Giants. He's totaled three touchdowns in the 49ers past four contests.
- Richard Sherman has two interceptions and four passes defended in his past three contests against the Giants. He aims for his fifth game in a row against an NFC East opponent with a pass defended.
- Ronald Blair aims for his third consecutive game with a sack. He had two sacks and a forced fumble in his last meeting against the Giants.