The 49ers were coming off a 45-3 home romp against Buffalo, racking up a franchise-record 621 yards and becoming the first team in NFL history with 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing in the same game. This time, they were smashed.
‘‘Coaches always let us know that we’re not the kings of the NFL, the Giants are,’’ 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers said. ‘‘They won a title last year and they’re still that team to beat until somebody wins the Super Bowl.’’
NOTES: San Francisco’s 16-6 loss at John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens last Thanksgiving night had been the most lopsided defeat the last two seasons. ... It was the seventh time in Smith’s career the 2005 No. 1 overall pick threw three interceptions and first since a 27-13 loss at Philadelphia on Dec. 20, 2009. ... 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs, who was inactive again, was in the Giants locker room handing out hugs and handshakes after the game to his former teammates.
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