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Golden Nuggets: Chip Kelly Era Starts Off With A Win

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers ushered the Chip Kelly era in at Levi’s Stadium with a 28-0 beating of the Los Angeles Rams. Chip was expected to bring his quick tempo offense to San Francisco. But, on Monday night, the defense was the story once again for the 49ers. They pitched a shutout, which was not expected from a Chip coached team.

Blaine Gabbert started and he was serviceable. He had trouble hitting his receivers and didn’t throw down field much. He also got away with a few passes that could have been picked off. Blaine was able to use his legs a couple of times to move the chains, but the offense was mostly unimpressive. The offensive line was very impressive. The offense relied on Carlos Hyde and the offensive line manhandled the vaunted Rams defensive line. They allowed no sacks, which is a drastic improvement from last season. Aaron Donald was held silent throughout the game and his only contribution was his ejection in the 4th quarter.

The 49ers scored their 1st TD of the regular season in the 1st quarter on a handoff to Carlos Hyde and Hyde powered his way to a 11 yard TD. In the 2nd quarter, Hyde’s backup, Shaun Draughn scored from 3 yards out to give the team a 14-0 lead at the half. In the 4th, Blaine found Vance McDonald between some defenders for a 8 yard TD pass. To finish the game, Carlos Hyde scored a 1 yard TD to make the game 28-0 with 5 minutes remaining.

The game was reminiscent of last season’s opener, when the 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings. The 49ers will look to build on this win and will play Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

49ers Links

More joining the cause | Joining In The Protest (Biderman)

Top Storylines For MNF (Maiocco)

Beating The Rams (Jones)

Buddies for life | Trent And Trent (Kawakami)

Key to success | Stopping Gurley (Maiocco)

Low 49ers Train Sales (Fernandez)

Copying Raiders’ Rebuilding Model (Jones)

Position Switch (Branch)

What To Watch For (Sessler)

He definitely led | Hyde Wants To Lead (Maiocco)

Has his back | Eli Harold Slams Dilfer (Florio)

3 Keys To Winning (Lander)

Picks And Predictions (Haislop)

Chip, Chip, Chip | 3 Reasons For Improved Season (Lander)

Chris Harper Promoted (49ers Staff)

DuJuan Harris Cut (Barrows)

Promoted For Opening Night (Biderman)

Practice Squad Promotion (Alper)

But how healthy | Cam Should Be Healthy For 49ers Game (Orr)

Pregame Q&A (49ers Staff)

New WR In WR Corps (Branch)

Harper Promoted, Harris Released (CSN Bay Area Staff)

Cam Will Play Vs. 49ers (Chiappelli)

Pregame Thoughts (Biderman)

The list grows | Who Joins Kap, Reid? (Florio)

Inactives (Biderman)

Updates (Fann)

Garnett Not Active (Jones)

AD Active (Branch)

Actives/Inactives (Barrows)

York On Kap (Branch)

Garnett Sitting Out (Maiocco)

Shutout Win (Biderman)

Kap, Reid Kneel (Crabtree)

Kap Kneels Again (Gatto)

Kneeling/Raised Hands (Barrows)

Nice run by El Guapo | Carlos Scores 1st (Crabtree)

Anthem Talk (Barrows)

Hyde and his backup showing up | RBs Score 1st 14 Pts (Crabtree)

He was invisible on the field | Aaron Donald Ejected (Crabtree)

Backup Role For AD (Branch)

They looked fast. Bowman looked good | Fast And Furious Defense (Barrows)

Fan On The Field (Biderman)

Best play by play ever | Kevin Harlan’s Play By Play Of Fan On The Field (Joseph)

Ripping The Rams (Branch)

Good start to the season | 2 TDs For Hyde (Crabtree)

Ugly, but a win | Ugly Offensive Performances (Clements)

What We Learned (Wesseling/Rosenthal)

Grades (Cohn)

Game Lessons (Price)

1st place | Week 1 Blowout (BASG)

49ers Video

Who Has The Edge? (NFL Video)

Young Previews MNF (49ers Video)

Most Important Player (Lander)

Carlos’ TD Run (NFL Video)

Ahmad Brooks Sack (NFL Video)

18 Yard Carlos Run (NFL Video)

NaVorro Pick (NFL Video)

Shaun Draughn TD (NFL Video)

Gabbert To Kerley Connection (NFL Video)

Gabbert’s Runs (NFL Video)

Ray Ray Interception (NFL Video)

35 Yarder To Patton (NFL Video)

McDonald TD (NFL Video)

Gabbert To McDonald (49ers Video)

Ray Ray With The Pick (49ers Video)

Blaine Highlights (NFL Video)

All Hyde’s Runs (NFL Video)