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Golden Nuggets: C.J. shines on Monday Night

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Just days after being bumped off next week’s Sunday Night Football game, the 49ers entertained the nation with a great fight, but eventual loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. There were not many people that thought C.J. Beathard would be able to match throws with one of the greatest quarterbacks of this generation, but C.J. was up to the challenge. Unfortunately at the end, Aaron would not let his team lose and like he does so often, he drove them down the field to score on their last possession .

C.J. was great until his last throw when he threw an interception trying to find Marquise Goodwin. The Packers sent everybody on the rush and he looked for Goodwin, but left the ball too short. He finished 16 of 23 with 2 touchdown passes to Marquise Goodwin. The 49ers rushing attack tore up Green Bay’s defense all night long. Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert combined for 148 yards on 26 carries. They did not get a carry on the final series when the 49ers were trying to run out the clock which was a little strange since the Green Bay defense had not shown they could stop the running attack.

The defense had a night of 2 halves. In the 1st half, the Rodgers offense put 20 points on them. He had 2 touchdown drives of 77+ yards and he was finding receivers wide open for chunk plays. In the 2nd half, the defense put more pressure on him. The defense only gave up 3 points until the final 3 minutes of the game when Green Bay scored 10 points to steal the game away.

49ers links

Great confidence boost game for C.J. | Confidence rising in C.J. (Gantt)

What a game from the backup | Raheem Mostert shines (Maiocco)

Abandoning the run at the wrong time (Inman)

Kyle still confident in Saleh (Alper)

Takeaways from the loss (Madson)

The defense was grinding after the bad start | Team still supports their DC (Branch)

It will be a continuing issue this season | Secondary issues continue (Wagoner)

Signing Tom Savage (Maiocco)

They don’t use him for the pass rush | Solomon Thomas’ snap count (Maiocco)

Tom Savage signing now official (Weinstein)

Tuesday’s roster moves (Fann)

Welcome, Tom | New #3 QB (Maiocco)

Your new QB (Alper)

Postgame quotes (Martin)

Blame for everyone | The coaches’ blame (Almquist)

Adding a veteran QB (Brown)

Stars of the game (Madson)

Roster moves announced (Madson)

I get the explanation, but still would have run once | Kyle explains end of the game plays (Maiocco)

Monday Night photos (Madson)

Not the worst for this week | Moving up the power rankings (Madson)

Explaining the late game loss (Brown)

Good games draw viewers | Monday Night Football draws increase in viewers (Florio)

Tom Savage signing (Biderman)