SF 49ers vs. NY Giants: Looking at all those injuries with GMEN HQ

Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Nick Mullens, SF 49ers, Lorenzo Carter, NY Giants
Nick Mullens #4 of the San Francisco 49ers under pressure from Lorenzo Carter #59 of the New York Giants (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Who NY Giants’ focal points are on banged-up SF 49ers squad

NN: The SF 49ers are also banged up a lot, particularly after losing defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas to torn ACLs. But quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) could be out. Same with running backs Raheem Mostert (knee) and Tevin Coleman (knee). Tight end George Kittle (knee) is also a question mark. With those weapons out, which players on the Niners you think become focal points for the Giants?

"GMEN: The Niners injuries this week were ludicrous for any football team. Losing your quarterback, runningback, star pass-rusher, and more key guys is an overwhelming challenge to overcome. With these players out, the main focus becomes Nick Mullens on offense and Javon Kinlaw on defense. Nick Mullens is the Niners’ No. 2 quarterback, and I expect him to be fully up to the challenge of beating Big Blue this week. C.J. Beathard beat the Giants in 2017 as the backup and picked up the Niners’ first win of the season at 0-9, so there is a blueprint for victory here for San Fran. Mullens has looked shaky in his limited snaps to start his career and must settle down his game Sunday. His performance will make-or-break the game for the Niners. Kinlaw must replace Nick Bosa and Salomon Thomas’ production on the D-line this week. Kinlaw was a highly touted first-round draft choice this year and will be thrust into a larger role as the unit has been swarmed with injuries."