Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-10-15 12:02:10
The New York Giants crushed the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in an ominous sign of their intentions to defend their Super Bowl title.
The Giants (4-2) made light work of the 49ers (4-2), the team that beat in last year's NFC Conference final, to win 26-3, while last season's AFC champions, the New England Patriots, suffered a surprise loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
The red-hot Atlanta Falcons won a thriller with the Oakland Raiders to maintain their perfect start while the Cleveland Browns finally registered their first victory of the National Football League season.
The Houston Texans suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 42-24 to the resurgent Green Bay Packers, and the Baltimore Ravens survived a nail-biter with the Dallas Cowboys for their fourth successive win.
There were also wins for the New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins all won.
The Giants gave 49ers quarterback Alex Smith a torrid time, sacking him six times and making three interceptions while New York signal-caller Eli Manning threw for 193 yards and a touchdown, to Victor Cruz. More»