NFL: San Francisco 27, New York Giants 20

Nov. 13, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Alex Smith passed for a go-ahead, fourth-quarter touchdown Sunday and the San Francisco 49ers hung on for a 27-20 victory over the New York Giants.

The 49ers scored twice within a minute in the final frame -- once when Smith found Vernon Davis on a 31-yard scoring strike for a 20-13 lead, and again on Kendall Hunter's 17-yard TD run following a Carlos Rogers interception.

New York's Eli Manning found Hakeem Nicks on a 32-yard TD reception midway through the fourth and was driving for the tying score with time winding down, but defensive end Justin Smith batted down his fourth-down pass at the 10-yard line to preserve the 49ers' win.

San Francisco (8-1) reeled off a seventh straight victory for the first time since an 11-game streak in 1997.

Manning went 26-of-40 for 311 yards, two TDs and two interceptions for the Giants (6-3).

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