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Garrett Celek with 2 huge plays to get 49ers a touchdown vs. Giants

The 49ers tight end joined a growing list of players to victimize the Giants.

New York Giants v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers opened the second half of Week 10 with a 17-13 lead thanks to two big plays from tight end Garrett Celek. The 49ers tight end had two receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown, making this the tenth straight game the New York Giants have given up a touchdown to a tight end.

The touchdown play was a 47-yard catch and run, sprung by a big block from wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. Celek turned it upfield for the score, for the longest reception of his career.

You can watch the touchdown catch below, but the play before was a critical one. The 49ers had a 3rd and 8 at their own 44 yard line. Quarterback C.J. Beathard connected with Celek just short of the first down marker. Celek was met by a defender, but a second effort got the first down. If Celek doesn’t make that second effort, the 49ers face a 4th and 1 at Giants 46. My guess is they punt, and don’t get that lead heading into the half. It will be forgotten, but that play was huge.