The San Francisco 49ers continued their own “playoff run” and put a damper on the Jaguars “t-shirt and hatday.” The stadium was loud and the players came out of the tunnel with energy and a quick start. There were a few ups and downs in the game, and some winners and losers.
The composure of the Jaguars
There were several video clips broadcasted of Jacksonville players fighting amongst each other as well as adding a little extra after plays. They were flagged a few times for it but there is always more trouble than what you get caught for, right?
The targeted ones
After an amazing pick six, Dontae Johnson had another rough go of it. It wasn’t just him though. Tyvis Powell, who went in during Johnson’s “breather”, was also picked on. Bortles completed 30 of his 52 passing attempts for 382 yards, although he did also throw three interceptions.
The second quarter
After starting out with a bang, the 49ers seemed to take a nap in the second quarter that lasted through the beginning of the third quarter. The Jaguars scored 19 unanswered points until an interception by K’Waun Williams sparked the momentum that lasted until the clock read all zeroes.
The run defense
The 49ers defense did not allow 100 yards on the ground for the 5th week in a row. Leonard Fournette was held to 48 yards and a touchdown after gaining 101 yards rushing facing the Sehawks the week before.
It was an impressive showing by several of the rookies. Trent Taylor, George Kittle and Matt Breida all scored touchdowns and Ahkello Witherspoon picked off Bortles. Reuben Foster and Solomon Thomas both had solid days, Thomas getting the only sack of Bortles on the day.
The man with the golden touch
Jimmy Garoppolo not only helped the 49ers score more points against the Jaguars defense than any other team this season, he broke a long standing record of Kurt Warner’s. Garoppolo’s offense moved the ball 369 yards and had a 67% third down conversion rate.