The New York Giants stumbled in their hyped Week 10 matchup with the 7-1 San Francisco 49ers, falling short 27-20 on the road. The Giants surged back after trailing 27-13, but their comeback attempt halted in the red zone with under a minute to go on a 4th-and-2 Eli Manning pass knocked down at the line.
The Giants' defense struggled much of the afternoon, while 49ers quarterback Alex Smith had his way with them. Despite stopping the NFL’s sixth-best rushing attack for much of the game, the Giants turned in a defensive outing that was the polar opposite to their outstanding stand against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Week 9.
This loss sets the Giants off track, but a rematch with the sputtering Eagles (3-6) in Week 11 could help them bounce back while they hold onto the NFC East lead in a tight race with the Dallas Cowboys (5-4).
These Giants did not look like the squad Big Blue will need to field in order to beat the talented Eagles, though. Let’s take a look at how each unit performed in Week 10.