Giants embarrassed by winless 49ers 31-21, drop to 1-8

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November 12, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (11) runs past New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) for a touchdown during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It’s official. The New York Football Giants are the worst team in the NFL.

The Cleveland Browns are still winless but the Giants have officially taken up residence in the National Football League’s basement and it looks like they are in for a long stay.

The Giants traveled across the country to face the San Francisco 49ers, a winless team with a rookie head coach in Kyle Shanahan and rookie quarterback in C.J. Beathard.

Today, Shanahan resembled Bill Walsh or George Seifert (or his father Mike) and Beathard did his best Joe Montana impersonation as the 49ers smacked the Giants 31-21 for their first win of the season.

The loss drops the Giants to 1-8, which means they will need to win their remaining seven games just to break even…but the chances of that happening are slim to none.

The Giants were embarrassed at home last week when the Los Angeles Rams beat them 51-17, their third-worst home loss in franchise history. No one who follows the Giants and looks at them objectively expected them to win that game. The only surprise was the Rams hanging 51 points on them like The Greatest Show On Turf was on the field.

This week’s loss, to a team that hadn’t won since beating the aforementioned Rams on Christmas Eve 2016, is more embarrassing. This symbolizes the Giants’ fall from Super Bowl contender to NFL doormat.

The 49ers were able to move the ball at will. They didn’t punt until halfway through the fourth quarter. The Giants defense were unable to stop them. They weren’t even able to get a hand on them. The 49ers averaged 15.9 points per game entering this contest but scored twice as many against the inept, incompetent Giants offense.

The 49ers ran for 186 yards on 33 carries, including 98 yards on 17 carries by Carlos Hyde. Beathard went 19-of-25 for 288 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.

This tragedy of errors that is the Giants’ 2017 season keep plummeting to new depths. The questions regarding head coach Ben McAdoo’s competence and job status will continue. The plan to simplify things for the Giants didn’t work…not one bit. The issue of the team quitting will continue to hang in the air like the stench of a rotting corpse.

Now that the Giants are officially the NFL’s worst team, they can’t sink any lower, right? They host the AFC West leading Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday. There’s nothing they did today to indicate they have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning that game.

– Curtis Rawls is a Managing Editor for cover32 and covers the NFL and New York Giants. Please like and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Curtis can be followed on Twitter @CuRawls203.


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