New York Giants: 5 Players Who Made the Biggest Contributions in Sunday's Loss

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IINovember 14, 2011

New York Giants: 5 Players Who Made the Biggest Contributions in Sunday's Loss

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    The New York Giants lost a close one to the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. 

    In a 27-20 battle, the 49ers found a way to win, but there are five players that specifically aided to that cause. 

    Some players will come on New York's side, while others may or may not surprise you. 

    But if you're looking for an Eli Manning blame fest, you're not going to get it here.

Brandon Jacobs

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    Brandon Jacobs wanted a bigger workload, and he got it against the San Francisco 49ers. 

    With Ahmad Bradshaw currently sidelined with a foot injury, so Jacobs got the nod to start.

    Jacobs carried the ball 18 times for a sad 55 yards. You can't complain about lack of touches and then show up that small against a 7-1 team. 

    Someone notify the 6'4" that he's actually a power back and not a scat back. Cutting to the edge and not powering over defensive players isn't how he should be playing. 

    Get out there, and use your body to your advantage.

David Akers

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    David Akers went 4-for-4 against the New York Giants last Sunday, as well as kicking a perfect onside kick that was recovered by San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter.

    Akers was one of the unsung heroes for the 49ers, highlighted by 51-yard field goal, Akers scored 13 points for the 49ers. 

Derrick Martin

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    No explanation needed. 

    (If you weren't watching the game, take a look at the penalties on special teams.) 

New York Giants Wide Receivers (at Times)

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    At times the New York Giants wide receivers were great.

    Hakeem Nicks touchdown catch was amazing, but dropped balls from Victor Cruz and a blow route by Mario Mannigham ultimately cost the Giants two interceptions (the first interception was the play right after Cruz dropped his catch.)

    Eli Manning played great last Sunday. I honestly can't blame him for the lost. But I can blame some else...

Carlos Rogers

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    Carlos Rogers was huge for the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. 

    He got two picks out of Eli Manning, who has only throw six all season before the Week 10 showdown. 

    Granted these picks were more the receivers making mistakes and miscommunication and Rogers, but he still hauled the interceptions in and helped his team get the win.