Found November 13, 2011 on MSNBC:
Justin Smith batted down an Eli Manning pass on 4th-and-short with less than a minute remaining, helping the San Francisco 49ers hold off the New York Giants 27-20 on Sunday.

Smith defensive gem lifts 49ers over Giants 27-20

Justin Smith batted down Eli Manning's pass in the waning seconds of the New York quarterback's comeback try, stopping the Giants for a 27-20 victory Sunday in a matchup of NFC division leaders. With his team trailing, Manning completed a pair of long fourth-down passes and got his team to the red zone with 1:53 to go. Unlike last week's rally by New York (6-3) at New...

Eli Manning needs to be ‘elite’ for Giants’ success

Eli Manning needs to be ‘elite’ for Giants’ successBy Mark Cannizzaro - NY Post 11/14/11

Giants stunned as their magic runs out

Not until the very last second, when Eli Manning’s last pass to a seemingly open receiver, bounced of the hands of a defender, did the Giants stop believing. They were sure they were going to pull out another fourth-quarter comeback, because that’s what they always seem to do.   “Yeah, I’m ...

Eli Manning Lost To Alex Smith, Is A Bum: Your Sunday NFL Roundup

For whatever reason, Eli will always be considered a terrible quarterback. Maybe it's because he is a contemporary of some very, very good quarterbacks—one of whom is his big brother—or maybe it's because he is kind of a doofus. Or maybe it's because he lost to Alex Smith and is terrible. Either way, here's your Sunday roundup...

Nicks & Manningham playing, Prince waits

San Francisco – Ask and you shall receive. Giants fans wanted receivers Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham to be active for today’s game against the 49ers, and that’s exactly what they are getting. The two targets will be on the field for Eli Manning this afternoon after testing out their leg injuries in a pregame test drive at Candlestick Park.

It Can't Be All Eli All the Time

The 2011 Giants season is starting to play out like the entire run of Three's Company: Once you've seen one episode, you've seen them all. For the Giants, it isn't misunderstanding and Mr. Roper grinning at the camera after insulting Mrs. Roper but the team stumbling around for a half or more before letting Eli Manning take over. And once Manning does take over,...

Pats make QB look like a patsy

Mark Sanchez is no Elite Eli. Eli Manning showed last week how you beat the Patriots. Sanchez showed last night how you get humiliated by the Patriots while Tom Brady once again showed he is Tom Brady. It wasn’t all of Sanchez’s fault, of course, this was a...

49ers edge the Giants, Bears dominate the Lions in key NFC battles

Steelers hold off the Bengals and the Saints beat the Falcons in overtime, while the Cardinals rally to defeat the Eagles and the Seahawks topple the Ravens.SAN FRANCISCO -- Justin Smith batted down Eli Manning's pass in the waning seconds of the New York quarterback's comeback try, stopping the Giants for a 27-20 victory Sunday in a matchup of NFC division leaders.

The Good, Bad and Ugly of New York's Football Weekend

Last week in this space, we doubled down on good things because both the Jets and Giants played so well in their victories. We're going to have to flip the script this time around. If last Sunday was the best day of the football season, this Sunday was surely the worst as both of our local squads failed to meet the challenge in front of them while slumping to a costly loss. The...
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