Sunday’s 49ers game
Opponent: vs. N.Y. Giants
Time: 1:25 p.m.
Line: Giants by 2 1/2
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Records: 49ers 0-9, Giants 1-7
TV/radio: Ch. 40 (Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston), 680, 1320
Three things to watch
MR. HYDE’S FURY
The most passionate member of the offense last week against Arizona? Carlos Hyde, who had only 41 rushing yards but had a career-high 84 receiving yards and was tossed from the game after quarterback C.J. Beathard took a big hit on a scramble. The 49ers – coaches, players and front office alike – liked Hyde’s ardor and how he was able to be productive even against a defensive game plan designed to stop him.
The 49ers’ best linebacker pairing of the season, NaVorro Bowman and Reuben Foster, lasted 11 snaps. Foster suffered a high ankle sprain early in Week 1 and when he finally returned Bowman had been released. The latest version, Brock Coyle and Foster, is perhaps the second best. Both played well against the Cardinals and should do even better when faced with a Giants rushing offense that is 27th in yards per game.
BEATHARD’S INNER CLOCK
If Jimmy Garoppolo takes over for C.J. Beathard it doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll take the same beating Beathard has. Like all rookies, Beathard hasn’t moved through his progressions very quickly, which has resulted in him hanging onto the ball too long in some instances. Garoppolo likely will get rid of passes faster – once he has a good understanding of the offense.
Out: TE George Kittle (ankle), LB Elijah Lee (knee), DE Aaron Lynch (calf), WR Trent Taylor (ribs)
Questionable: DE Solomon Thomas (knee), CB K’Waun Williams (quadriceps)
Out: LB B.J. Goodson (ankle), LB Devon Kennard (quadriceps), LB Keenan Robinson (quadriceps)
Doubtful: CB Donte Deayon (ankle)
Questionable: LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), LB Calvin Munson (quadriceps), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle), DE Kerry Wynn (knee)
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