This has to be one of the most intriguing NFL week 6 match ups Both teams are tied for first place in their division. A win could send either team to the top of the division; a loss could send them to a battle for 3rd place. I cannot remember seeing so many must win games so early in the season.
Like all games today’s match up could come down to which team is healthier. That stat is definitely in the favor of the San Francisco 49ers. All three players on the 49ers injury report had full participation in practice. Punter Andy Lee (hand) and Quarterback Alex Smith (right finger) are both listed as probable and expected to play. The only player listed as questionable is running back Brandon Jacobs (knee). Seeing Frank Gore is the 49ers other running back I don’t think they are too worried about their ground game.
The New York Giants are a different story it would be easier for me to list who the health players are. The Giants have 7 players that had full participation in practice and are listed as probable. WR Ramses Barden (Concussion), TE Martellus Bennett (Knee), LB Chase Blackburn (hip), LB Michael Boley (hip), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), LB Keith Rivers (hamstring) and Safety Antrel Rolle (knee) are all expected to play.
Tackle David Diehl had limited participation in practice due to a knee injury as did wide out Hakeem Nicks (foot) and will most likely be game time decision along with CB Corey Webster who did not participate in practice due to a hand injury.
Definitely out are safety Kenny Phillips (knee), running back Andre Brown (concussion) and DT Rocky Bernard (Quadricep).
OddsShark has the 49ers favored by 7 points with the total set at over 45.5. I am going to go with the odds makers. I think the Giants injuries have put a bow on this game for the 49ers. You can watch the New York Giants at San Fran 49ers match-up at NFL.com along with all of the other Sunday NFL action.
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