49ers vs. Giants: David Akers field goal gives San Francisco 3-0 lead

The San Francisco 49ers came out firing in Sunday's much anticipated clash with the New York Giants, but despite their early dominance they only have a 3-0 lead to show for it after the first quarter.

The 49ers returned to start the game and went 50 yards on 12 plays to set up David Akers for a 43-yard field goal. That drive went for naught, though, because Akers' field goal attempted missed wide.

After a quick three-and-out, San Francisco got the ball back and put together another solid drive. Once again they had 12 plays on the drive, this time setting Akers up for a 42-yard field goal attempt, which he nailed to give the 49ers a 3-0 lead.

Alex Smith has been solid in the first quarter, completing eight of 13 passes for 68 yards. The 49ers have done their real damage on the ground, picking up 52 yards on just nine carries. Still, they will not be happy that despite completely dominating the Giants they lead by just three points.

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