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NFL Preview: New York Giants (1-1) at San Francisco 49ers (2-0)

STADIUM: Levi’s Stadium
REFEREE: Shawn Hochuli

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:15 PM EST
Prime Video: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung
Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Tony Boselli
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) NYG: 81 or 226 SF: 83 or 225 National: 88

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: Series tied, 17-17 (SF won 2 of past 3)
POSTSEASON: Series tied, 4-4

THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 9/27/20: SF 36 at NYG 9
POSTSEASON: 1/22/12 NFC-C: NYG 20 at SF 17

HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Brian Daboll vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 10-8-1 (.553) Postseason: 1-1 (.500)

Kyle Shanahan vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 2-1 Reg. Season: 54-46 (.540) Postseason: 6-3 (.667)

NEW YORK GIANTS NOTES:

  • GIANTS completed 21-point comeback in Week 2, tied-largest comeback win in franchise history.
  • QB DANIEL JONES completed 26 of 37 atts. (70.3 pct.) for 321 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 103.5 rating & had 59 rush yards & 13th-career rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd road start in row with 300+ pass yards. Has 90+ rating in 2 of his past 3 Thursday starts. Since 2022, ranks 4th among QBs with 810 rush yards.
  • RB SAQUON BARKLEY had 6 catches, 92 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 29 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 2. Has rush TD in 2 of his 3 career Thursday games. Had 100 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 33 rec.) in his only career game vs. SF (11/12/18).
  • RB MATT BREIDA had 2,463 scrimmage yards & 10 scrimmage TDs in 3 seasons (2017-19) with SF.
  • TE DARREN WALLER had 6 catches for 76 yards last week. Had 72 rec. yards & TD catch in his only career game vs. SF (1/1/23 w/ LV).
  • WR JALIN HYATT (rookie) led team with 89 rec. yards in Week 2.
  • WR ISAIAH HODGINS had 1st rec. TD of season last week & has TD catch in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with rec. TD.
  • DL DEXTER LAWRENCE had 1st TFL of season last week & has TFL in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TFL.
  • LB BOBBY OKEREKE had 8 tackles & TFL last week. Had TFL & PD in his only career game vs. SF (10/24/21 w/ Ind.).
  • S JASON PINNOCK set career highs with 13 tackles & 3 TFL in Week 2, 1st DB with 13 tackles & 3+ TFL since 2013 (Da’Norris Searcy).
  • CB ADOREE’ JACKSON aims for his 4th in row on road with PD. Had 8 tackles & 2 PD in his only career game vs. SF (12/17/17 w/Ten.). Has 5 PD in 5 career Thursday games.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NOTES:

  • 49ERS advanced to 2-0 for 3rd time in past 5 seasons
  • QB BROCK PURDY had 206 pass yards & 93.1 rating & 2ndcareer rush TD in Week 2. Has 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 132.8 rating in 3 career home starts.
  • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 135 scrimmage yards (116 rush, 19 rec.) & rush TD in Week 2. Became 5th player in SB era with 40+ rush TDs (40) & 20+ rec. TDs (22) in 1st 7 career seasons. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 304 scrimmage yards. Aims for his 8th in row with TD. Has 221 scrimmage yards (160 rush, 61 rec.) & rec. TD in 2 career games vs. NYG. Has 5 TDs (3 rec., 2 rush) in 5 career Thursday games.
  • WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 6 catches, 101 scrimmage yards (63 rec., 38 rush) & his 15th-career rush TD in Week 2, his 15thcareer game with 100+ scrimmage yards. Had 9 receptions & career-high 191 scrimmage yards (159 rec., 32 rush) in his last Thursday game (12/23/21 at Ten.).
  • WR BRANDON AIYUK had 50+ rec. yards in 6 of his final 7 home games last season. Had 101 scrimmage yards (70 rec., 31 rush) & his 1st-career rush TD in last meeting.
  • TE GEORGE KITTLE has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 on Thursday & has 75+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 Thursday games. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ rec. TDs. Had 9 catches for 83 yards in his only career game vs. NYG (11/12/18).
  • DL NICK BOSA had 13 sacks & 14 TFL in 9 home games last season. Aims for his 3rd in row on Thursday with TFL.
  • LB FRED WARNER had 11 tackles & 1st sack of season in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with TFL & PD. Had INT in last meeting.
  • LB DRE GREENLAW led team with 12 tackles in Week 2.
  • CB ISAIAH OLIVER had 1st INT of season last week.

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