SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Though Jerry Rice and Steve Young remain the 49ers' marquee names, San Francisco's top-ranked offense now is fueled by the younger legs of Terrell Owens and Garrison Hearst.

Owens streaked 79 yards for a touchdown and Hearst went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season as the 49ers took a 14-7 halftime lead over the New York Giants on a rainy Monday night.

Irv Smith caught a 1-yard scoring pass from Rice with 28 seconds left before halftime to complete a 13-play, 90-yard drive and give the 49ers the lead. Young had scrambled nine yards to the 1 on the previous play.

Owens took a short pass, shrugged off an attempted tackle by Conrad Hamilton and sped untouched down the sideline for his 10th scoring catch of the season in the first period to tie the score at 7-all.

The Giants had taken an early 7-0 lead on Gary Brown's 11-yard scoring run through a huge hole in the middle of the San Francisco defense. Brown's run completed a four-play, 80-yard drive that began with a 48-yard pass from Kent Graham to Ike Hilliard.

Hearst became the first 49ers running back with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons since Roger Craig accomplished the feat in 1988-89. Hearst's 11-yard run midway through the second quarter put him over 1,000 yards this year.

Rice was virtually invisible for the second straight game, and played sparingly after being hit hard on the last play of the first quarter.

Rice, who complained and hinted about retirement after making just three receptions in last week's win over New Orleans, extended his NFL record to 189 straight games with at least one reception.

Wade Richey missed two field goals for San Francisco in the first half.

San Francisco was seeking its 15th straight regular-season home win. Coach Steve Mariucci had never lost at home in the regular season, going 13-0 in his two seasons with the 49ers.