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NFL Preview Capsule: Giants at 49ers


NEW YORK GIANTS (6-2) At SAN FRANCISCO (7-1)

Sunday, 4:15 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE — 49ers by 3½


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RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York 4-4, San Francisco 7-0-1

SERIES RECORD — Tied 17-17

LAST MEETING — Giants beat 49ers 29-17, Oct. 19, 2008

LAST WEEK — Giants beat Patriots 24-20; 49ers beat Redskins 19-11

GIANTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (29), PASS (6)

GIANTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (25), PASS (17)

49ERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (6), PASS (30)

49ERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (1), PASS (22)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Giants have won last three meetings since San Francisco’s 39-38 win at Candlestick Park on Jan. 5, 2003, which Niners rallied from 24 points down in one of best comebacks in playoff history. Giants have been back since, winning 24-6 on Nov. 6, 2005. … New York leads regular season series 14-13, while 49ers lead postseason series 4-3. Giants 5-10 overall at Candlestick — 4-7 during regular season, 1-3 in playoffs. … 49ers RB Frank Gore, with a franchise-record five straight 100-yard games, has 7,196 career yards rushing and needs 149 to pass late Hall of Famer Joe Perry (7,344) for most yards rushing in club history. Giants have allowed four 100-yard rushers this season. … San Francisco K David Akers has 78 points — making 19 of 21 field goals and all 21 of PATS — ranking first in franchise history for most points scored in team’s first eight games. He’s on pace to set team record for points scored in season. Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice had 138 points in 1987. … Giants C David Baas played for San Francisco from 2005-2010. … 49ers top-ranked run defense hasn’t allowed 100-yard rusher in 30 straight games, tied for fourth-longest streak since 2000. … Giants have forced at least one turnover in 21 straight regular season games. … Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul has sack in five consecutive games.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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