In a thrilling matchup to kick off Week 3 of the NFL season

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the New York Giants (1-2) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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Daniel Jones and the Giants entered the game on the heels

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 a dramatic second-half comeback against Arizona in Week 2

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This comeback, which saw them overturn a significant deficit

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seen as a potential turning point in their season

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the Giants had struggled, being outscored 60-0 over

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the course of six quarters in the opening games of the season

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the opposing side, Brock Purdy and his 49ers squad maintained their undefeated record

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firmly positioned at the top of the NFC West standings

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both teams had to contend with the absence of key offensive playmakers

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The Giants were without star running back Saquon Barkley

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sidelined due to an ankle injury, while the 49ers

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had to make do without wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk

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