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49ers defense intercepts Manning 5 times in 16-10 win over Giants

  • San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland (50) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland (50) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) runs away New York Giants' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (21) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) runs away New York Giants' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (21) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

San Francisco rookie linebacker Chris Borland intercepted a fourth-down pass by Eli Manning at the 49ers 2 with 4:43 to play capping a goal-line stand in a 16-10 victory Sunday that sent the error-plagued New York Giants to their fifth straight loss.

Borland had two of the 49ers' five interceptions as the Niners (6-4) survived a game in which a big advantage in time of possession and takeaways did not translate into a blowout on the scoreboard.

Colin Kaepernick threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree and Phil Dawson kicked three first-half field goals as the 49ers won their second straight on the road.

Manning threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to tight end Larry Donnell on New York's opening possession, but the reeling Giants (3-7) only got a field goal from Josh Brown the rest of the way.

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