The San Francisco 49ers managed their first win of 2017 facing a spiritless Giants team. The good news is that they didn’t win only because their opponent was bad, they won because they played well and deserved the win. Here are some of the high points from the win:
C.J. Beathard slings it downfield
The rookie quarterback was barely touched with the return of Joe Staley to the line. According to Pro Football Focus Beathard was only pressured 16% of his plays. He completed 19 of his 25 attempts for 288 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He even ran one in himself for a touchdown giving him a rating of 123.4.
C.J. Beathard has success downfield today pic.twitter.com/ZilCoVjfJr— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 13, 2017
Carlos Hyde runs just shy of 100
Hyde ran the ball 17 times for 98 yards giving him 5.8 yards per attempt. He was responsible for a key blitz pick up that gave Beathard time to get the ball down field for the 83 yard touchdown to Marquise Goodwin.
Reuben Foster making his mark
The rookie linebacker played his second full NFL game and led the team in tackles. He recorded six solo tackles, four assists, one tackle for a loss and one quarterback hit. He used his speed to get from sideline to sideline only allowing two receptions of no more than seven yards according to Pro Football Focus.
Adrian Colbert fitting in nicely
The rookie safety has played well since taking over for the injured Jaquiski Tartt. He had two key pass break ups and four solo tackles.
Ronald Blair III making a memorable comeback
Blair was all over the field making plays. He had three solo tackles but even more importantly two sacks on the day. One of his sacks forced a fumble that was recovered by Eric Reid. The subsequent possession included the 83 yard Goodwin touchdown.
Marquise Goodwin plays with heart
It was amazing that the wide receiver made it through the day. He announced after the game that he had lost his son due to complications with his wife's pregnancy. Not only did he have the 83 yard touchdown but he had an 18 yard run and made a key block that allowed Garrett Celek to get into the end zone for a touchdown.