When the Giants settled into their seats for the flight home from San Francisco Sunday evening, wideout Domenik Hixon, who hauled in four passes for 78 yards in the 26-3 win, talked with teammates about missed opportunities. Most notable were the field goals despite promising field position following both of safety Antrel Rolle’s interceptions. Hixon wants to remedy the mistakes as the Giants attempt to maintain momentum while charting their course forward.
“I hope it does something to whet our appetite,” Tom Coughlin said.
The Giants, now 4-2 after dominating the 49ers, head into the teeth of their division schedule the next two weeks, facing the Redskins at home on Sunday, then trekking to Dallas for a rematch with the Cowboys.
Even in winning the Super Bowl last season, they were tripped up twice by their NFC East rivals from Washington. Already handicapped with losses to the Eagles and Cowboys this season, the Giants insist they don’t need to look to last year’s defeats to Washington for motivation.
“I try not to remember them,” linebacker Michael Boley said.