This Sunday the Giants will be at Candlestick Park to play the 49ers in the 28th regular season meeting between the two clubs. The last time the Giants were at The Stick was Nov 6, 2005 - a Giants' 24-6 victory.
The Giants lead the overall series, 14-13. The teams have also met seven times in the postseason with the 49ers winning four to the Giants' three.
Candlestick Park reverted back to the original name it held from 1960-95 in 2008 after the naming rights deal with Monster Cable. The stadium had two other previous names before that deal: San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point (2002–2004) and 3Com Park at Candlestick Point (1995–2002).
TrendsThe 49ers are favored in Sunday's game by 3 1/2 points and the over/under is 42 1/2. Here are some trends from our friends at Covers.com:
- Giants are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Giants are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Giants are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games as a road underdog.
- Giants are 30-13 ATS in their last 43 road games.
- Giants are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games as an underdog.
- Giants are 17-36-2 ATS in their last 55 games in November.
- Giants are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games on grass.
- Giants are 1-4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Giants are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 10.
- 49ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0.
- 49ers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
- 49ers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- 49ers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win.
- 49ers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- 49ers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a home favorite of 3.5-10.0.
- 49ers are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- 49ers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC.
- 49ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
- 49ers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
- 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
- 49ers are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games in November.
Stat CornerThe Giants have a 116‐86‐2 record against the NFC West, including an 18‐16 record against the 49ers. With 116 wins and a .569 win percentage, the Giants have had more success against the NFC West than any other division in football outside of the NFC East. Coach Tom Coughlin is a perfect 4‐0 against the 49ers (3‐0 with the Giants).
QB Eli Manning is on pace for 4,754 passing yards, which would be the most in a single season in team history (Kerry Collins, 4,073 in 2002). It would also mark his club-record third 4,000-yard passing season. Manning, who has 15 touchdown passes, is on pace for his second consecutive season with at least 4,000 passing yards and 30 touchdowns. He is the only Giant to pass for 4,000 yards and 30 TDs in a season.
WR Victor Cruz leads the team with 588 receiving yards and WR Hakeem Nicks ranks second with 575 yards in seven games. Cruz and Nicks are on track to become the first pair of Giants teammates to each record at least 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 9.5 sacks and looks to join Michael Strahan (NFL-record 22.5 in 2001) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (20.5 in 1986) as the only players in club history to record 20 sacks in a season.
The 49ers became the first team since the 1920 Buffalo All-Americans to score a rushing touchdown and not allow a rushing TD in each of the first seven games.
RB Frank Gore has rushed for at least 100 yards in a team-record five consecutive games. Gore is on pace for 1,564 rushing yards and would become the first player in club history to record two 1,500-yard rushing seasons (team-record 1,695 in 2006). It would also mark his franchise-best fifth 1,000-yard season. Gore has 7,196 career rushing yards and needs 149 yards to pass Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Perry (7,344) and become the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.
QB Alex Smith has a 97.3 passer rating and looks to join Pro Football Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young as the only 49ers to post a 100+ passer rating in a season.
LB Aldon Smith is on pace for 13 sacks, which would be the most by a 49ers rookie. He is on a pace to challenge Jevon Kearse’s NFL single-season rookie sack record (14.5 in 1999).