Things got out of hand in the second half of the San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants on Sunday. I actually stopped watching because the game was over well before the start of the fourth quarter. But I did manage to make some gifs as play went along.
As I did with the first half, these are just a few plays that stood out to me, enough for me to capture video of it at the time. I plan on doing some more in-depth breakdowns of the sacks earned and other things throughout the week, but for now, we’re going to keep it simple.
And we’re going to make it quick. Short writeups. Interesting plays. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Beathard throws the saddest interception ever
This is one of the saddest football plays I’ve ever seen. At no time should C.J. Beathard even consider throwing this ball. Yes, it’s a good play by the defensive lineman, but what a limp noodle of a throw. The blocking in front of Matt Breida was actually pretty good, too. That could have been a significant gain if Brieda wasn’t traveling backwards to try and make a catch that never had a prayer.
Reid definitely saved a taunting penalty
Fooch put together a post on this, but what a huge play by Adrian Colbert and what a ridiculously smart play by Eric Reid to push him. Some would argue that Reid is just celebrating himself, but I know what he’s doing — stopping Colbert from drawing a taunting penalty.
Dumervil gets the sack!
Nothing fancy here, just a veteran doing what he’s always done: getting around the tackle, latching onto a quarterback and dragging him down. Dumervil has been great in his limited time with the 49ers and I’m glad to have him.
Bourne remains clutch on third down
I don’t know what to expect out of Kendrick Bourne going forward, but he caught three passes for first downs against the Giants, including this one. It’s simple, it’s sweet, and the 49ers need more of it.
Beathard rushes for the TD
Beathard isn’t the most graceful runner, but he wisely doesn’t throw the ball and brings this one in for a relatively easy touchdown. Bad awareness and bad angles on the Giants, two of whom are shoved to the ground off the line.
Breida goes to the house
I was done watching this game for the most part, then looked up and barely caught this play. What a run by Breida, and some great blocking on the left side of the offensive line, too. Laken Tomlinson makes a great block, something he sorely needed after struggling the last two times out.