NFL Week 3: 49ers Defeat Giants Despite Key Injuries
The San Francisco 49ers remained undefeated in Week 3, defeating the New York Giants 30-12 at Levi’s Stadium. Both teams were without key offensive players, as Giants running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) were out due to injury.
The 49ers’ offense was led by Christian McCaffrey, who made NFL history by scoring a touchdown in his 12th consecutive game. McCaffrey also rushed for 108 yards on 20 carries.
The Giants were unable to get much going on offense, as quarterback Daniel Jones was sacked three times and threw an interception.
Here are the top moments from the game:
49ers take early lead: The 49ers got on the board first with a field goal in the first quarter. They then extended their lead to 10-0 on a touchdown pass from Brock Purdy to George Kittle.
Giants cut lead to four:The Giants answered back with a touchdown of their own in the second quarter, making it 10-6. However, the 49ers responded with another field goal to go up 13-6 at halftime.
* **49ers pull away in third quarter:** The 49ers scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to put the game away. McCaffrey scored his first touchdown of the game on a run from 10 yards out, and then Purdy found Deebo Samuel for a 25-yard touchdown pass.
* **McCaffrey makes NFL history:** McCaffrey scored his second touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter, making him the first player in NFL history to score a touchdown in 12 consecutive games.
The 49ers improved to 3-0 with the win, while the Giants fell to 1-2.