AT FIRST GLANCE**
The fourth-quarter magic is back. Part of a career night, Eli Manning led a late comeback drive that resulted in a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Larry Donnell with 21 seconds left and a 30-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants improved to 3-2 while the 49ers fell to 1-4 on the season.
The Giants gear up for another primetime game against the Eagles on "Monday Night Football" at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia improved to 2-3 in Week 5 with a 39-17 victory over New Orleans.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE
Propelled by big plays to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning racked up a season-high 441 yards while completing a career-high 41 passes. The one he'll want back, though, was an interception on a pass intended for Beckham in the end zone with five seconds remaining in the first half. Beckham went on to record seven catches for 121 yards (the ninth 100-yard performance of his career) but was forced to leave in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury. However, he returned on the final drive as he drew a key passing interference penalty, setting up the touchdown to Donnell.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DEFENSE
Already playing without Devon Kennard (hamstring) and Jonathan Casillas (calf), the Giants lost another linebacker on the opening drive of the game when defensive captain Jon Beason sustained a concussion. Leading tackle Uani 'Unga
took over for Beason in the middle, and the Giants and their No. 1 rush defense held the 49ers to 30 yards on the ground and two field goals in the first half. However, the second half was a different story. Four different 49ers recorded big plays of 20 yards or more while San Francisco finished with 124 yards on the ground. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who finished 23 of 35 for 262 yards and two touchdowns, orchestrated a seven-play, 80-yard drive that resulted in a 2-yard touchdown run by Carlos Hyde to take the lead with 1:45 left in the game. But in the end, the Giants clamped down on the final possession to seal the victory.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE SPECIAL TEAMS**
Josh Brown tied his own franchise record of 17-straight made field goals, making three on Sunday from 22, 41, and 24 yards. Meanwhile, punter Brad Wing increased his NFL lead with his 13th punt inside the 20-yard line.
LB Jonathan Casillas, LB Devon Kennard, OL Bobby Hart, WR Victor Cruz, TE Jerome Cunningham, DE Robert Ayers Jr., DE George Selvie. SF: WR DeAndrew White, RB Mike Davis, LB Gerald Hodges, LB Ahmad Brooks, OL Ian Silberman, NT Mike Purcell, TE Vernon Davis.
Cullen Jenkins for Ayers Jr. at RDE; Jay Bromley for Jenkins at LDT; Mark Herzlich for Kennard at SLB. SF: Vance McDonald for Davis at TE, Corey Lemonier for Brooks at OLB.
DT Cullen Jenkins along with season captains QB Eli Manning, LB Jon Beason, and LS Zak DeOssie.
LB Jon Beason (concussion), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring), WR Rueben Randle (hamstring). SF: RB Reggie Bush (calf)
Photos from the Giants Sunday matchup vs. 49ers