49ers-Raiders final score
It was a beatdown of epic proportions for the 49ers! Nick Mullens impressed as San Francisco beat Oakland 34-3. Mullens completed 16 of 22 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Cassius Marsh led the defense with 2.5 sacks as the unit had seven sacks on the evening. Raheem Mostert suffered what looked like a broken arm, so that is one drawback, but everything else came up aces for the 49ers.
The Raiders have given up
The 49ers have taken a 31-3 lead following Raheem Mostert ran 51 yards for his first career rushing touchdown. He got a great block by Mike McGlinchey, but it seemed like the Raiders were giving an awful effort on the play. This game is an absolute boat-race.
#49ers rookie Mike McGlinchey ran 51 yards downfield to make sure Raheem Mostert found the end zone. #OAKvsSF pic.twitter.com/Gstf61WCX7— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) November 2, 2018
Take a bow, George Kittle
The 49ers have taken a 24-3 lead as they are now boat-racing the Raiders. Mullens faced a 2nd and 12, but made an amazing throw over the middle to tight end George Kittle, who made a spectacular one-handed catch. He turned it into a 71-yard gain. Two plays later, Mullens rolled left and found Kittle for a five-yard touchdown reception. Here’s the big play that set up the touchdown.
Unreal: Nick Mullens threads the needle to George Kittle, who makes an incredible one-handed catch for a 71-yard gain. #49ers #OAKvsSF— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) November 2, 2018
And another one!
The 49ers have jumped out to a 14-3 lead as Nick Mullens found Kendrick Bourne for a 4-yard touchdown pass. Mullens is now 9/11 for 103 yards and two touchdowns. It’s hard not to like how things have gone thus far.
Nick Mullens hits Kendrick Bourne for his second touchdown of the game with 12:40 left in the half. Currently 9 of 11 for 103 yards, two touchdowns and a 145.3 rating. #49ers #OAKvsSF— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) November 2, 2018
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Nick Mullens with his first career touchdown
The 49ers quickly moved down the field and have taken a 7-0 lead after Nick Mullens found Pierre Garçon for a 24-yard catch and run score. Mullens was 3/3 for 41 yards on the drive, and the 49ers got 32 rushing yards from Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert. Nice little start in Mullens’ first career start!
Nick Mullen’s first career touchdown pass. He was 3-of-3 for 41 yards and a perfect 158.3 QB rating on the drive. #49ers pic.twitter.com/wsdifsGA86— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) November 2, 2018
Raiders score first
The Raiders got on the board with a 37-yard field goal. Oakland was moving the ball with ease early in the drive. Derek Carr was 5/5 for for 52 yards to get the Raiders down to the 49ers 13 yard line. However, a holding penalty pushed them back and they never recovered. The Raiders lead 3-0.
The 49ers have benched Trent Taylor for Week 9. He was not on the injury report this week, but is inactive for TNF. He has struggled to get going, so we’ll see what kind of long-term implications this has, if any.
49ers inactives: S Jaquiski Tartt, S Antone Exum, LB Reuben Foster, OL Erik Magnuson, DT Jullian Taylor, OT Shon Coleman, WR Trent Taylor
Raiders inactives: WR Marcell Ateman, LB Shilique Calhoun, OT T.J. Clemmings, LB James Cowser, OL Denver Kirkland, CB Rashaan Melvin, OT Justin Murray
The 49ers have announced Nick Mullens as the starter. C.J. Beathard will back him up. This is going to be awful or awesome!
The San Francisco 49ers suffered an ugly loss on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but there’s no time to mope about it as they are back on prime time for Thursday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have their own issues, namely head coach John Gruden having a fire sale and running all the talent out of town. That said, the Raiders still can provide a challenge for the level the 49ers at, and this still has potential to get ugly. This will be the yearly Thursday Night Football game kicking off at 5:20 PM. The game will air on NFL Network. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be calling the game. Erin Andrews will be on the sidelines.
This is a game the normal football fan doesn’t want to see. In fact, 49ers fans might not want to see this one either. This is two of the bottom level teams facing off on primetime. The 49ers are without their starting quarterback and the Raiders are without their logic given all the moves they’ve made. Given the short week, there’s not much to really evaluate here. The 49ers are not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, but they are pretty much done. That means the incentive to put players’ bodies on the line for a playoff push might not exist tonight. While the 49ers want a win, they are decimated with injuries and the short week results in a different type of football than most are used to. There’s not much to evaluate with the younger players in this game either given the short week.
For Thursday, the 49ers will be without safeties Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and Antone Exum (concussion). Linebacker Reuben Foster (shoulder) is also out. Quarterback C.J. Beathard (hand) is becoming a gametime decision.
The Raiders will be without tackle T.J. Clemmings (knee).
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara California
Game time: Thursday, November 1st, 5:20 P.M. PT
TV channel: NFL Network
Online streaming: Amazon Prime, FuboTV, NFL Network
Local Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Sports USA national radio: Bob Fitzgerald, Hank Bauer
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Gabriel Sotelo)
Matchup history: 49ers lead series 69-65-3-
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
Enemy blog: Silver and Black Pride
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Minnesota Vikings — 24-16 Loss
Week 2: vs. Detroit Lions, — 30-27 Win
Week 3: @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, September 23 — 38-27 Loss
Week 4: @ Los Angeles Chargers, 1:25 p.m., CBS, Sunday, September 30 — 29-27 Loss
Week 5: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 7 — 28-18 Loss
Week 6: @ Green Bay Packers, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, October 15 — 33-30 Loss
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, October 21 — 39-10 Loss
Week 8: @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 28 — 18-15 Loss
Week 9: vs. Oakland Raiders, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network, Thursday, November 1
Week 10: vs. New York Giants, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, November 12
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, November 25
Week 13: @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, December 2
Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 9
Week 15: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 16
Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 23
Week 17: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 30