New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers 11/13/11

Patrick Willis The last time I was at Candlestick, the 49ers record was 1-1. After yesterday's 27-20 win over the New York Giants, the 49ers sit 8-1. Hard to believe. Also hard to believe: that Eli Manning is a borderline-elite quarterback:

Eli Manning

"Borderline-Elite Quarterback" air quotes:

Eli Manning

Eli Manning

Especially after Patrick Willis got to him:

Patrick Willis & Eli Manning

Meanwhile, Jim Harbaugh should be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize for turning Alex Smith into a borderline-competent quarterback:

Alex Smith

Aaron Ross & Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis made this play by just jumping over Giants strong safety Kenny Phillips. I guessed wrong and used my 70-200, but then Davis was kind enough to celebrate right in front of me:

Vernon Davis & Kenny Phillips

Vernon Davis

Vernon, I don't care what Mike Singletary says about you, you're the man:

Not everything was on target, however:

Vernon Davis & Kenny Phillips

Delanie Walker

I guessed right on this one with the 70-200, and also by laying flat on the ground for as low an angle as possible:

Mario Manningham & Chris Culliver

As the Giants continued to battle back, I was in perfect position for this touchdown play, but also incredible lucky that it happened just far enough away that I could focus on it:

Hakeem Nicks & Tarell Brown

Hakeem Nicks & Tarell Brown

Hakeem Nicks & Tarell Brown

The game went right down to the wire, with Mario Manningham unable to catch up to the potential tying touchdown:

Mario Manningham & Chris Culliver

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin...still a cranky old man:

Tom Coughlin