In Week 10, the 6-2 New York Giants will travel to San Francisco to face the 7-1 49ers. Both teams are obviously enjoying success this year, so this should be a very interesting matchup between two teams that want to keep their good fortune going.
The Giants suffered several key injuries at the beginning of the year, particularly on defense, and are still suffering with an injury bug, with receivers Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham listed as questionable, and running back Ahmad Bradshaw ruled out.
Despite the rash of injuries, the makeup of this Giants team is not too much different from the teams that acquired a 10-6 record but still missed the playoffs. This year, the Giants are currently poised to return to the playoffs. However, a brutal schedule down the stretch could prove to be difficult them, as they face the 49ers, Saints, Packers, Eagles, and Cowboys twice, making it clear that it will not be easy for this Giants team.
In San Francisco, head coach Jim Harbaugh has changed the culture of the 49ers, who, after nearly a decade of missing the playoffs, hold a five-game lead in their division and have lost only one game this season, to the Cowboys in overtime all the way back in Week 2.
At this point, both the Giants and 49ers are leading the division, so a showdown between these two teams is sure to be not only a good game, but a critical game for both as they fight to continue to stay atop the division and in the thick of the playoff race.
Final Score: Giants 20, 49ers 27