San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - It was a tale of two weeks for the San
Francisco 49ers offense.
The Giants defense intercepted Alex Smith three times in New York's 26-3
thumping of the 49ers in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.
Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 116 yards and a score on 27 carries for the Giants
(4-2), whose 20-17 overtime win in last season's NFC Championship Game
propelled them to their second title in five seasons.
It was the first 100-plus yard rusher allowed by the 49ers defense in 23
Eli Manning was 15-of-28 for 193 yards and a touchdown, Victor Cruz caught
six passes for 58 yards and a touchdown and the returning Hakeem Nicks hauled
in three passes for 44 yards in the victory.
During last week's 45-3 rout of the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco (4-2) became
the first team in NFL history with 300-plus yards passing and 300-or-more
yards rushing in a game.
It tallied just 314 total yards against the Giants.
Smith, who came into the game with just one pick on the season, had his first
three-interception game since Dec. 20, 2009, during a 27-13 loss to the
He finished with 200 yards through the air on 19-of-30 efficiency for the
49ers in the setback.
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