The San Francisco 49ers defense had some struggles on Saturday against the Houston Texans, but one of the highlights of the game was a goal line stand in the first quarter. The Texans had six different plays on the 49ers 1-yard line, and the 49ers stuffed them every single time. I decided to put together an Instagram compilation, which you can view below. I grabbed it from NFL GamePass, so there is some fuzziness at times. But it's still fun to watch.
The Texans drive had them down at the 49ers 12-yard line with a 1st and 10. Three plays got them a 4th and 1 at the 3-yard line. They converted a fourth down with a two-yard run, which set up this stand. Texans fullback Jay Prosch was stopped by Antoine Bethea and Shayne Skov for no gain on first down. On second down, Mike Purcell broke through and stopped running back Alfred Blue for a three yard loss. A pass interference call on Tramaine Brock in the end zone set up a 1st and goal at the 1.
On the first play after the penalty, Mike Purcell and Nick Moody stuffed running back Kenny Hilliard for no gain. Quinton Dial stuffed Hilliard on second and goal, and then Antoine Bethea and Eli Harold got credit for the third and goal stop of Jonathan Grimes. The Texans sent out the field goal unit, but after a timeout, they decided to give the offense one more chance on fourth and goal. Blue got the handoff, but the defense stood tall. Eric Reid and Shareece Wright were credited with the stop.