clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Nick Mullens, Cassius Marsh lead 49ers to victory

New, comments

It was a good day.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good day as 49ers fans. In Week 9, that changed. Draft order fans might not have been super pleased with the final score, but it was hard not to really enjoy the 49ers thumping the Raiders.

The 49ers lost Raheem Mostert to a broken arm, but other than that, everything went well for the team. Nick Mullens led the way on offense, putting together one of the greatest debuts in NFL history. Whether he builds on this or not remains to be seen, but it was a phenomenal debut.

On defense, the key was the pass rush. Derek Carr rarely got comfortable and the 49ers ended up with seven sacks on the day. They entered the game with 16 on the season, and everything finally seemed to click. The Raiders stink, but even still, it was a great performance.

We do have to take the 49ers win with a certain grain of salt. The Raiders stink. It’s pretty clear. And yet, for one night at least, we can enjoy the 49ers putting a hurting on another team. And even more so, beating the Raiders in the final Battle of the Bay. That’s fun stuff!