Giants Look Lifeless in 36-9 Loss to 49ers

The New York Giants fell to 0-3 on the season with an embarrassing 36-9 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

San Francisco grabbed an early 3-0 lead in the 1st quarter. On the next drive, Daniel Jones missed a pitch to Evan Engram which resulted in his 5th turnover of the season. The 49ers added 3 more points on the ensuing possession to take a 6-0 lead.

New York added 2 field goals to tie the game at 6. Late in the 2nd quarter, 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon ran the ball in for a 10 yard score. Two plays later, Daniel Jones threw his 4th interception of the year which led to another 49ers field goal. The Giants trailed 16-6 at halftime.

Things would get pretty much out of reach from that point on. The Giants only managed 3 points in the 2nd half, while the 49ers added 20 points.

Backup QB Nick Mullens torched the Giants defense completing 69.4% of his passes for 343 yards and 1 touchdown. In total, the 49ers ran for 93 yards with 3 touchdowns by Jerick McKinnon, Brandon Aiyuk and Jeff Wilson. Aiyuk led the 49ers with 70 receiving yards on 5 receptions. Jeff Wilson had 54 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.

For the Giants, there weren’t many positives to come out of this one. Daniel Jones went just 17/32 for 179 yards and 2 turnovers. Jones was the Giants’ leading rusher with 49 yards. New signing Devonta Freeman ran the ball 5 times for 10 yards in his debut. Darius Slayton had 53 receiving yards on the day and Golden Tate added 36 yards on 5 receptions.

The 49ers controlled the ball throughout most of the game totaling 39:44 in time of possession. They converted 8 of 12 3rd down opportunities. The Giants had the ball for just 20:16 on the day, and went 4 of 10 on 3rd down.

The Giants (0-3) will travel across the country to take on the Los Angeles Rams (2-1) next week.

(Photo: Charles Wenzelberg/ NY Post)

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