San Francisco was missing basically all of its top players. Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle officially went on injured reserve earlier in the week, while Trent Williams, Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne missed the contest after they were put on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Nick Mullens got the start at quarterback with Garoppolo out and had a rough game. The usual backup went 22-of-35 for 291 yards, a TD and an interception. The offensive line had a tough time protecting Mullens’ blindside with Williams out, as the Packers routinely got to the quarterback.
The defense didn’t do much better. Davante Adams lit up the 49ers’ secondary (which star receiver hasn’t this season) for 173 yards and two scores. Rodgers finished the day 25-of-31 for 305 yards, four touchdowns and no picks.
Here are some Twitter reactions to San Francisco’s blowout loss:
The first offensive series went about as expected when you’re missing every skill position player:
#49ers offense goes 3-and-out— Cam Inman (@CamInman) November 6, 2020
Not really "-and-out" describes most of their players for this one
Rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk sums up how every 49ers fan feels:
85%— BA (@THE2ERA) November 6, 2020
Branch explains to a fan why Hroniss Grasu didn’t get the start at center:
Things didn't go great Sunday in Seattle ... https://t.co/SGdhG5k4F9— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) November 6, 2020
Thanks for the reminder, Nick Wagoner!
That TD was first score of any kind for Green Bay in last 4 Cali trips. Packers did not score in the first half of their three California trips last season (1 vs. LAC, 2 vs. SF). They were outscored 59-0 in the first half of those three games, including 50-0 by the #49ers.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) November 6, 2020
Biderman nails it!
For everyone who missed the preseason this year, tonight is for you.— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) November 6, 2020
The #49ers first play of their second series will include three WRs: Trent Taylor, Richie James and River Cracraft.— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) November 6, 2020
Every time a 49ers receiver catches the ball pic.twitter.com/IPIf4FyVXG— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 6, 2020
Here is one positive highlight from the first half:
Lowder knew that River Cracraft’s first career TD wasn’t going to stand before the officials did:
The 49ers desperately missed left tackle:
Safe to say Trent Williams wouldn't have been whipped like that. That was a COV-INT-19.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) November 6, 2020
Trent Williams would have made a difference on that last play methinks.— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) November 6, 2020
The Packers got some luck before going up 14-3, but it wouldn’t have mattered if the refs called it right.
The lowlight of the first half:
Keiana Martin sums up the first half perfectly:
If this isn't 2020 in a nutshell.— Keiana Martin (@KeianaMartinTV) November 6, 2020
AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE FRED WARNER!!:
#49ers Fred Warner has 8 tackles in opening 25 minutes. He's playing with fire— Cam Inman (@CamInman) November 6, 2020
Not Marcell Harris’ finest moment:
Marcell Harris gets beaten badly in coverage: Aaron Rodgers to Marquez Valdes-Scantling for 52 yards and a TD.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) November 6, 2020
One of the #49ers 34 backups in the game just surrendered a touchdown.— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) November 6, 2020
The Packers went up 28-3:
This game is exactly how any reasonable person figured it would be.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) November 6, 2020
But, for some reason, I thought the 49ers might actually find a way to keep it close.
A gif that is used often, but is usually totally accurate.
Barrows using puns wisely:
We're going to have to start calling a blindside hit "getting Skuled"— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) November 6, 2020
Yes, Chris, it does feel like it happened a quarter of a century ago:
The NFC Championship Game felt like 26 years ago.— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) November 6, 2020
This is all of us: