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Giants Destroyed by 49ers in Exhibition Game, 42-10

Aug. 19, 1962 - The injury-riddled New York Giants were racked up, 42-10, by the aggressive San Francisco 49ers in an NFL exhibition game today. The New Yorkers looked like anything but defending Eastern Division champions as the 49ers scored early and late before 38,392 pleased spectators in Kezar Stadium. San Francisco employed John Brodie’s passing, sharp running by C.R. Roberts, timely interceptions, and a blocked punt to run up its biggest score ever against the Giants. It was only the fourth time in 13 league and exhibition games that the 49ers had beaten New York. The Giants’ touchdown came on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Ralph Guglielmi that culminated a 60-yard march in the third quarter. Guglielmi’s passing and Bob Gaiters’ running accounted for most of the yardage. Guglielmi had taken over the signal-calling duties for the Giants after Y.A. Tittle experienced a difficult first half against his old teammates.


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