That was fun.
The San Francisco 49ers asserted their dominance from the opening kick-off en route to an impressive 33-6 win over the New England Patriots. The Niners are rediscovering their identity as a running team, rushing for 127 yards in the first half.
Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. was dynamite prior to leaving the game with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. He finished with 17 carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns showing that the 49ers are one of the most dangerous running teams in the league, regardless of who is lining up in the backfield.
Social media is taking notice of how dominant San Francisco has been over the last two games. Here are some of the Twitter reactions to the victory of the Patriots:
The Niners’ opening drive was a thing of beauty. They were locked in from the opening snap:
After quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw his first interception of the game. San Francisco’s offense settled in and began dominating on the ground:
#49ers had 37 runs last week. They have 14 five minutes into the second quarter.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) October 25, 2020
Linebacker Fred Warner came up with a huge pick in the second quarter. His 49er teammates let us know exactly what they think about Warner:
Yessssirrrrrr!!!! @fred_warner ‼️‼️ He Legendary for sho ‼️— Kwon Alexander (@kwon) October 25, 2020
Wilson must have checked his Twitter account on the sidelines, because he took the spotlight back from Warner after his second touchdown run:
Jeff . . WILSON— Solomon Thomas (@SollyThomas90) October 25, 2020
The Niners were rolling in the first half and went into the break up 23-3:
49ers 23, Patriots 3 (halftime): Feels like 1992 again in Foxboro. Some bad, bad football being played, and no one in the stands. Cam Newton’s stat line: 4-of-8 for 30 yards, 2 INT.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 25, 2020
Total yards: #49ers: 263— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) October 25, 2020
#49ers are 3rd team to gain 300+ yards in 1st half vs Patriots since Bill Belichick arrived in 2000. The others:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 25, 2020
Packers 347 11/30/14
San Francisco didn’t take its foot off the gas in the second half and put this game to be early.
The 49ers went on to an easy 33-6 win and the players were hyped after the game.
Great team win— Emmanuel Moseley (@Mannymoseley) October 26, 2020
After running roughshod on the league for 20 years, the internet wanted the Patriots to know what it feels like to lose like this:
Summary of Patriots vs. 49ers: pic.twitter.com/eRH5WNqAEc— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 25, 2020
49ers-Patriots game summary pic.twitter.com/fBh6IOLo17— Bay Area Sports Guy (@BASportsGuy) October 25, 2020
Me thinking the Patriots had a shot against the 49ers pic.twitter.com/c46WWyOsbr— Boston Diehards (@WTP_BDiehards) October 25, 2020