“It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Through five games, the San Francisco 49ers have done just that. Excluding a bump in the road against Minnesota, the 49ers have been downright terrorizing their opponents. Thus far, they have definitely been making teams pay for suffering a devastating loss in the 2011 NFC championship game to the New York Giants. The 49ers will have their first crack at the Giants since the crushing defeat when the two teams meet at Candlestick Park. With more than just a game at stake, here are three things to watch for.
1. The Struggling Giants Pass Rush
Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, and Jason Pierre Paul have led the vaunted Giants pass rush over the past few years. A key part in the Giants’ success has been that they have the ability to get pressure on the opposing quarterback with just a four-man rush. Well, they have struggled to do that this season. The Giants have just eight sacks on the season, a number they definitely want to improve upon.