The defense kept the Niners in the game following two Alex Smith interceptions in the red zone. After being put in such a bad position it could have been different had Carlos Rodgers not dropped an interception that was a possible touchdown. Some may look at the stats for the defense and feel they did not get enough pressure on Eli Manning but the Defense was unable to get to the quarterback due to the score and play calling of the Giants.
Special teams was the big problem in this game and they need to get better on coverage the field position advantage the Niners had last year after kick offs has not been there. The loss of key special teams players through free agency and trades has to be addressed. Good thing for Niner Fans is that we get to see our team back on the field in four days against the Seattle Seahawks which won’t erase the bitter taste of the Giant game but a win would be a start.