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October, 13, 2012
10/13/12
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SAN FRANCISCO –- Before we get to the NFC title game rematch, let's take a look at who's streaking and who's slumping a bit heading into the game.

As you guys know, I'm an old-school music fan and name my categories after songs.

In honor of being back in California, we'll go with some West Coast rap for this week -- Ice Cube for streaking and Tupac for slumping.

"IT WAS A GOOD DAY" (streaking)

Ahmad Bradshaw: Bradshaw tops the list with a career-high 200 yards rushing against Cleveland. He won't find the same room against San Francisco's defense. But he is running hard and even 70-80 yards would be beneficial for the Giants on Sunday.

Offensive line: The line not only opened huge holes for Bradshaw -- rookie David Wilson also scored his first career touchdown on a 40-yard run. And the Giants' line protected Eli Manning yet again. Manning has only been sacked once since going down three times against Dallas in the season opener. David Diehl likely will be available on Sunday since he made the trip to SF.

Victor Cruz: Three salsas in one game means Cruz is on fire. And now he faces Carlos Rogers and the Niners. Cruz had 10 receptions for 142 yards in the NFC Championship Game against Rogers. By halftime, Cruz had eight catches for 125 yards.

"I AIN'T MAD AT CHA" (slumping)

Pass rush: Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul have a combined one sack in the last two games. Sunday in Candlestick would be a perfect time to unleash the Tuck sack bow.

Slow starts: Five minutes hadn't even passed last Sunday and the Giants found themselves down 14-0 to Cleveland. Make no mistake, the Giants can't spot a two touchdown lead to the Niners or else it will be a long plane ride home.

Secondary: The Giants still have some issues to work out in coverage as they gave up a big play against Cleveland when Brandon Weeden hit Josh Gordon for a 62-yard touchdown pass. The Giants have to clean up some of the big plays allowed in the passing game on defense.

The Giants are without Kenny Phillips and Corey Webster has been dealing with a broken bone in his hand and a hamstring issue. Prince Amukamara has been solid and Jayron Hosley will be back on Sunday from a hamstring injury.

Tell us who you are happy and frustrated with below.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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