Found November 11, 2011 on 49ers Locker:
The San Francisco 49ers are on a roll as they have won their last six games in a row by a combined score of 149-74.  The Giants are also hot right now as they have won their last three games by a combined score of 71-61.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the 49ers have the ball:  The 49ers are going to feed the ball to Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter in this game as the Giants are allowing 127.1 yards rushing per game and 4.6 yards per carry.  The Niners better hope that they get the running game going so that they can slow up the Giants’ pass rush.  The Giants have 28 sacks already this year, so Smith is going to have to get rid of the ball quickly this Sunday.  The Niners have been throwing the ball more down the field lately to WRs Michael Crabtree and Braylon Edwards.  Don’t be surprised if Vernon Davis is the main man in the passing attack this weekend. When the Giants have the ball:  The 49ers are going to have to get after Eli Manning as the Giants have turned ...

Three Key Players: San Francisco 49ers

1. Frank Gore (Note: Gore is questionable with an ankle injury) Anyone who has watched the 2011 NFC West Champs (Yeah, it’s just about official), this year knows that Frank Gore makes their offense go. Heck, anyone who has watched the Niners over the past five years knows that Gore is the key to their offense. Gore is having another fantastic year, with 782 yards, five touchdowns...

Giants run D looking to stop 49ers Frank Gore

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The New York Giants are flying west to face the 49ers Sunday, and they know exactly what the forecast is: Gore, Gore and more Gore. “This is old-school football, man,” Giants linebacker Michael Boley told the New York Post this week.  “In our league, there’s not much of that anymore. In our league, it’s slowly evolving into a run-and-gun league. When you get a game where...

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