EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFC title game was the low point for the New York Giants' offensive line last season.
While Tom Coughlin's team won the contest and went on to win the Super Bowl, most of the linemen recall it was the game they let quarterback Eli Manning down, literally.
Manning was sacked six times and hit six other times in the 20-17 overtime victory. Walking off the field, the leader of the Giants' offense was sore. His uniform was covered with grass stains, mud and anything else that was on the field.
Protecting Manning will be the No. 1 priority for the Giants (3-2) Sunday when they return to San Francisco for the third time in less than a year to face the 49ers (4-1).

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail How to bet Current Super Bowl Odds Many sports bettors might not know how online bookie agents are turning a profit via futures betting.
Thumbnail Packers vs. Steelers Total Pick Will Sunday night's matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers fall under the betting total? Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Thumbnail Saints vs. Rams Total Pick Will the over cash for bettors on Sunday when the Los Angeles Rams host the New Orleans Saints in a pivotal conference matchup at 4:25 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Broncos vs. Raiders Total Pick Is the under a great play on Sunday afternoon when the Oakland Raiders will host the struggling Denver Broncos? This AFC West rivalry will kick off at 4:25 p.m....
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. 49ers Total Pick Will the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers put up enough points on Sunday when the NFC West rivals clash at Levi's Stadium on 4:05 p.m. ET?

NFL Team Pages