If you go by records alone, this week's game with San Francisco should be a harder one for the Giants to win than last week's game was in New England. The 49ers are 7-1 and have outscored their opponents by 88 points, the third-highest figure in the league. Looking further at them statistically shows a team that is very good at forcing turnovers and very good at not committing turnovers. They are second in the league overall, with a turnover margin of +12 and have the most takeaways, 19, in the league.

The Giants are also very good in a number of those categories and they are coming off a very emotional win last Sunday. They should have David Baas back at center and Hakeem Nicks at wide receiver. They may even have Prince Amukamara make his debut in the secondary.

New York will have to find a way to keep Frank Gore, the 49ers, dangerous running back from dominating the game, but they can rattle Alex Smith. The problem is, the temptation to look ahead to next week's game against the Eagles will be too much. The Giants will get caught napping by a dangerous San Francisco team and while they will make it close, they will fall just short.