Could it be? The 49ers are actually favored by a point to beat the Giants on Sunday at Levi’s. New York is 1-7 and just got thrashed 51-17 by the 6-2 Rams on Sunday. Like the 49ers, the Giants are struggling and injury-marred on their offensive line and quarterback Eli Manning hasn’t responded well.
In fact, embattled coach Ben McAdoo, one year after leading the Giants to the playoffs, is contemplating benching Manning and starting former Cal star Davis Webb before the end of the year. The Giants drafted Webb in the third round, but he hasn’t been active yet this season.
Some in the New York media are calling for Webb to start now. Manning was benched in favor of Geno Smith with a couple minutes to play in the Rams’ game.
The Giants are on pace for their worst record in franchise history and have gone through a series of injuries and suspensions. Nine players that started opening day were out against the Rams.