Last week, the Giants showed everyone that the only thing you need to beat the 49ers' physical, intimidating, opportunistic team is to have a physical, intimidating, opportunistic team of your own with a better quarterback. Here's some specifics on how New York earned their road victory (and how the Seahawks can pull off the same feat tonight):
1) Pressure Alex Smith
Through most of his career Smith has been best known for his almost preternatural ability to throw panicked, back-breaking interceptions at the drop of a hat. Under the tutelage of Harbaugh the Angrier, however, Smith has become a reasonably competent game manager who is mainly asked to throw the ball in order to give San Francisco's running backs a rest between carries.