In a 31-21 loss to the previously winless 49ers, the Giants watched helplessly as defensive tackle Damon Harrison, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, right tackle Justin Pugh, right guard D.J. Fluker and a couple others were banged up.
After next week's bye, the 49ers will play their third straight game at Levi's Stadium and host the Seattle Seahakws on November 26.
In what was easily the best performance of his young career, Beathard took advantage of an opponent with as many injury issues and more problems as his own team in leading the 49ers to their first victory of the season.
San Francisco 49ers' Marquise Goodwin (11) makes a catch which he would run in for a touchdown against New York Giants' Janoris Jenkins (20) in the second quarter of their National Football League game n Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Staley immediately stabilized the offensive line and Beathard capitalized on the cleanest pocket he's had to work with since he became the starter on October 22.
In addition to the usual grit and toughness, Beathard produced. Beathard looked poised and in control all afternoon, completing 19-of-25 passes for 288 yards and three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing).
The Giants came out looking awful and allowed a team that was 30th in teh league in scoring, put up a 30=spot on them en route to their first victory of the season.
Game No. 10 was far from flawless but it produced the 49ers' overdue, first victory Sunday under coach Kyle Shanahan, who got showered with cups of water a minute left in their 31-21 triumph over the visiting New York Giants. Led by a quarterback they don't even plan to start in two weeks, the Niners played their best game of the season, gaining 474 yards while holding NY scoreless in the second half until a garbage-time touchdown with a minute left. And if, as expected, Garoppolo gets the call to start against the Seahawks, Beathard can head back to the sidelines with some much-needed confidence.