Found January 19, 2012 on
San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants
Green Bay Packers
Where: Candlestick Park
When: Sunday, January 22, 6:30 PM ET
The Week 10 matchup between the Giants and 49ers (a 27-20 San Francisco win) was more atypical than indicative when it came to the San Francisco offense. Jim Harbaugh operated one of three NFL offenses that ran more than it passed in 2011 (the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans were the others), but of the 26 plays San Francisco ran in the first half of that game, 20 were pass plays. Quarterback Alex Smith was especially effective to his tight ends overall — nine of 11 for 109 yards and his only passing touchdown when throwing to tight ends Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker. Walker was Smith's primary target in that game — seven targets and six catches — and it's good news for Smith that Walker might be good to go after suffering a broken jaw late in the season. The Giants ranked 12th in the NFL in Football Outsiders' opponent-adjusted metrics, but it's a bit different when facing a team tha...
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