Found November 15, 2011 on CJ Sports NFL Talk:
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The San Francisco 49ers (8-1) took yet another step towards the NFL‘s best when they defeated the New York Giants (6-3) in their biggest test this season. Even without Frank Gore, the 49ers managed to pull away a win from the Giants who have made their mark this season with late-game scores, and San Francisco was a Justin Smith batted ball away from possibly falling into that same category. It was the biggest win of the season for the 49ers, who also have wins against the Lions and Eagles to add to their big win against New York on Sunday. However, many are not convinced this team is legitimate, as was plain to see watching the numerous Monday morning quarterback shows on television. Why is San Francisco not the overwhelming favorite as the No. 2 team in the NFL? The Bears have something to do with that after dominating the Lions on Sunday. Even the 49ers’ remaining schedule can take some credit. And that may be the problem, or the only thing stopping Harbaugh and the 49ers from bei...
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  • The NY Giants could have certainly won that game. For a defense that led the league in QB sacks, they seldom put enough pressure on Alex Smith. He had far too much time to pick the Giant secondary apart. Where was TE Ballard for the first three quarters? Playing error free and playing smart will be the challange from here on out. A win at home against the GB Packers will go a long way restoring confidence in that team.
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