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Silver linings: 49ers vs. Giants

10/15/2012

The facts: The San Francisco 49ers fell to 4-2 with a 26-3 home defeat to the New York Giants in Week 6.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

  • The 49ers converted four first downs on their first five third-down opportunities.

  • Randy Moss caught two passes for 75 yards, including one for a 55-yard gain.

  • Mario Manningham had a 36-yard reception.

  • Andy Lee had a 49.3-yard net average on four punts.

  • The 49ers' defense limited the Giants to field goals on successive third-quarter possessions beginning deep in San Francisco territory. One of those drives began at the 12-yard line. The other began at the 5.

  • The 49ers remain tied for first place in the NFC West.

Looking ahead: The 49ers are home against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.