East Rutherford, NJ — This is the live blog for the third quarter of the 49ers’ Week 11 game against the Giants. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
11:39 Preston Parker returns the kick to the Giants’ 22-yard line.
11:41 Ray McDonald sacks Manning and forces him to fumble on second-and-7. The Giants recover for a 6-yard loss. Next play, Lynch beats the Giants’ backup right tackle and sacks Manning for a 9-yard loss. Perrish Cox returns the punt to the 49ers’ 41-yard line. The Giants’ starting right tackle, Justin Pugh, is out for the rest of the game with an injured quad.
11:46 On first-and-10 from the Giants’ 48, Crabtree catches a short slant. The Giants’ free safety takes a bad angle, overruns Crabtree, and Crabtree strolls down the middle of the field for a touchdown. 16-7 Niners. Shameful effort by the Giants. They don’t look like they want to be out there.
11:48 One play before Crabtree’s touchdown, Frank Gore gained 11 yards on a counter run to the right.
11:50 Parker returns the kick to the 49ers’ 41.
11:54 Manning throws into double coverage on third-and-7 from the 49ers’ 25, and Antoine Bethea almost picks him off.
11:55 John Brown makes a 43-yard field goal. The 49ers are flagged for running into the kicker, but the Giants decline the penalty. 16-10 Niners.
11:58 The Giants kick a surprise on-side kick. Bubba Ventrone recovers and then he fumbles, and then the Giants land on it. The officials rule it Giants’ ball. The 49ers are challenging.
12:01 The refs confirm their ruling. Giants’ ball at their 46-yard line.
12:04 On third-and-9, Manning overthrows his receiver by 10 yards and hits Eric Reid in the numbers. He runs the ball down to the Giants’ 26, but Aldon Smith is flagged for a block in the back, so the Niners start at their 33. El Foldo by the G-Men.
12:11 Kaepernick scrambles for 1 yard on third-and-6 from the Giants’ 34. Longsnapper Kyle Nelson throws a low snap to Andy Lee. He bobbles the ball, picks it up and throws it away. Giants’ ball at their 33. The Niners can’t pull away from a team that already folded. Amazing.
12:17 Manning completes a 6-and-a-half-yard pass to Beckham on third-and-7 near midfield. The Giants are challenging the spot of the ball.
12:19 Rueben Randle has cramps, but he’ll return.
12:20 The refs confirm their ruling and charge the Giants’ with their first timeout of the second half. Fourth-and-1 from the 43 and the Giants are going for it.
12:20 Manning hands off to Rashad Jennings. Antoine Bethea and Ray McDonald hit Jennings at the line of scrimmage for no gain. Bad play call. Obvious time for a QB sneak.
12:23 Kaepernick completes a 13-yard pass over the middle to Boldin and the third quarter ends.