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The New York Giants are heading out to California this weekend to take on a familiar foe in the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are not just familiar in the sense that the Giants played them twice last season, including a 20-17 victory in the NFC Championship game, but because this offseason, two key members of Big Blue's Super Bowl winning squad packed their bags and took off to the Bay Area. Needless to say, it will feel unnatural to watch Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs suited up in red and gold on the opposing sideline on Sunday. Despite reports from Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara that Manningham was "already talking" about this week's matchup, Manningham does not seem to be carrying a public grudge against his old teammates. The Super Bowl XLVI hero expects his former team to be come ready to play this weekend. "That's a player's dream, to beat his old team.'' Manningham said. "They're going to be ready, I know how they r...
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The last time a player disputed San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's judgment about the player's readiness for action, Harbaugh cut him. That was last year, when wide receiver Braylon Edwards never fully came back from knee and shoulder injuries. Edwards suggested he'd miss a game or two, but instead of telling Harbaugh, he told the media. Harbaugh eventually released...
Extended highlights of the 49ers rout against the Bills.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith downplayed his sprained right middle finger after Sunday's rout of the Buffalo Bills, but the injury might be a might more troublesome than he believed. "It's very much of a concern," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. "We'll see how it is. Alex, it's well-documented how tough he is. He talks about it...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith told the media that he doesn’t believe his sprained middle finger will be an issue for Sunday’s game against the Giants.“It’s doing all right. It’ll be fine,” Smith said, per the San Jose Mercury News. “I might tape it for support.”Sounds like Smith will be good to go against the Giants.
The San Francisco 49ers enter this weekend’s rematch of last
season’s NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants healthy. The team
had three players listed on their injury report, but all are expected to play.
Alex Smith sprained a finger on his throwing hand last
weekend against the Buffalo Bills, but it didn’t hamper him this week during
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49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers has backed off his threat that he would steal Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz's patented salsa dance when the teams meet on Sunday.
Kyle Williams won't soon forget the last time his San Francisco 49ers hosted the New York Giants. Neither will millions of Niners fans worldwide.
The 49ers receiver became a household name after his two botched punt returns sunk San Francisco in January's NFC Championship Game. Williams told Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group that he's waited for this Sunday, when Big...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the comments Giants
offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride made about All-Pro defensive
end Justin Smith are ''outrageous'' and ''incendiary.''
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers told the New York Daily News that he will stop mimicking the salsa dance of Giants receiver Victor Cruz, according to a Daily News report. Cruz began performing his salsa touchdown celebration as a tribute to his late grandmother, Lucy Molina, who died recently. Molina had taught Cruz the dance when he was a child. Cruz performs the...
According to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers has told him that he “definitely” won’t do Victor Cruz’s salsa dance if he has the opportunity to.Earlier in the week Rogers was flirting with the idea of doing Cruz’s dance and Cruz has already made it clear that it’s not something he’s very fond of.Rogers says he...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) It wasn't very difficult for Mario Manningham to leave the New York Giants after winning a Super Bowl with them.
The fleet wide receiver is happy in his new home with the San Francisco 49ers, another championship contender that's making better use of Manningham than the Giants ever did.
It's a different situation for...
New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, while praising the work of the San Francisco 49ers, also claimed that officials fail to call holding on defensive end Justin Smith. "Smith is a beast on the inside," Gilbride told reporters. "He's strong, he does as good a job of grabbing a hold of offensive linemen and allowing those twists to take place...
When it comes to an annual NFL game, London’s still calling. The football league announced on Oct. 11 that the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars will face each other at London’s famous Wembley Stadium next season.
The game is scheduled to kickoff at 5 PM London time and will take place on Sun. Oct. 27. The Jaguars made a commitment to playing one regular season game...
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is drawing comparisons to some of the all-time greatest NFL linemen with his brilliant play.
And to think the coaches at Central Michigan University wanted Watt to become the next Joe Staley.
Staley began his college career as a CMU tight end but was shifted to left tackle. The move was so successful that San Francisco selected Staley in the...
The New York Giants (3-2) will play the San Francisco 49ers (4-1) Sunday afternoon at Candelstick Park from San Francisco, CA.
Game starts at 4:25 pm on FOX (TV) and WFAN (Radio).
49ers favorites over Giants.
Spread is - 6.5 points.
My pick is the 49ers.
It's the rematch of 2011 NFC championship...