Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021
News Every Day |

McDonald: 49ers win over Jaguars even more impressive than beating Rams

McDonald: 49ers win over Jaguars even more impressive than beating Rams

The 49ers are a .500 team in record only. While their 5-5 record isn’t going to be the cause for any parades, a 30-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday ranks as the high point of the season and is the best indication yet their hopes and dreams of doing something special remain intact.

Yes, it was even more impressive than their 31-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night.

The Jaguars are nothing special, and in fact looked very much like a 2-8 team going nowhere. So what makes winning a game you’re supposed to win something extraordinary?

Taking care of business.

If there is such a thing as a trap game, this one was it.

The 49ers were coming off a game in which they saved their season on a Monday night before a national television audience. They traveled cross country on a short week for a 10 a.m. game according to their own body clocks.

Jacksonville is not a strong opponent, but the Jaguars came in with the reputation of being good defensively against the run. And the 49ers, when they can’t run, become an ordinary team.

I was a little skeptical about the 49ers’ dismantling the Rams, wondering if it was sustainable. Coach Kyle Shanahan has owned Sean McVay in head-to-head matchups and the Rams were as bad as the 49ers were good that night. The 49ers were desperate and played like it.

Let’s see them do it again, this time without that same sense of desperation and against a team they are expected to beat.

From the looks of it, the Jaguars looked at what the 49ers faced in terms of the short week and making the long trip and were exhausted by the idea of it.

Instead, the 49ers were the fresh team, and they took it to the Jaguars from the outset with a 20-play, 87-yard drive that resulted only in a field goal — a 20-yard kick from Robbie Gould — but consumed 13:05 of the first quarter.

The 49ers forced a three-and-out  . . . then they scored a touchdown . . then they forced a turnover courtesy of Josh Norman. . . then it was 20-3 at halftime and the game was over.

Shanahan, as he does when he’s at his best, found different ways against the Jaguars to accomplish what his offense did against the Rams.

Instead of going shotgun with little to no play-action, Shanahan had Jimmy Garoppolo under center on more than half the snaps. Without Elijah Mitchell, out after finger surgery, he employed a backfield of Jeff Wilson (19 carries, 50 yards), Trey Sermon (10 carries, 32 yards) and of course Deebo Samuel (eight carries, 79 yards).

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 21: Head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on November 21, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) 

The 49ers attacked in a completely different manner and accomplished an identical result. They ran it 44 times against the Rams, 42 against the Jaguars.

Defensively, the 49ers never allowed Jacksonville to get in a rhythm — which is not surprising considering that the Jaguars had the ball for only 21:38 of the 60 minutes. Fresh and aggressive, the 49ers’ defense made sure rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence never got on track.

Safety Jimmie Ward and tight end George Kittle said during the week there would be no chance of a letdown after the Rams win. The 49ers had already lost enough this season and no one wanted to go back to feeling the way they did after their Week 9 debacle against Arizona.

But there’s saying something during the week, and then there’s showing you mean it on Sunday. That’s exactly what the 49ers did.

“I get how it looks, but I don’t think it was very hard to get the guys’ attention and ready to play,” Shanahan said. “We knew how it felt losing games. We know how much better it felt (beating) the Rams and we didn’t want that to end today.”

Although all the 49ers did was get even in terms of won-loss record, they look ahead of the game when it comes to swagger and confidence.

“I think it’s just coming together right at the right time,” linebacker Fred Warner said. “We’re getting to that back half of the season and we’re getting hot. That’s just who we are though. I think all along we’ve been trying to find that identity, trying to find ourselves and it’s starting to show through.”

It helps that the 49ers best players happen to be playing their best football.

Warner, who conceded during the week he hadn’t been up to par, is back in form. He had seven tackles and a fumble recovery. Nick Bosa, who had two sacks and will be one of the first names mentioned in any conversations about the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, appears unblockable. Kittle has scored touchdowns in three straight games for the first time in his career.

As for Garoppolo, other than somehow missing a wide-open Wilson for an easy touchdown on the opening drive, he continues to strike surgically in the middle of the field. He was 16 of 22 for 176 yards and touchdowns to Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk. The calls for Trey Lance, who actually got in some late-game work, have decreased as it appears Shanahan might actually know what he’s doing after all.

The offense leans run-heavy, but is far more diversified than a month ago. With Kittle having re-established himself as one of the NFL’s top tight ends and Aiyuk the top target in the passing game Sunday, the 49ers can attack in different directions rather than assume Samuel has to do all the heavy lifting.

The 49ers may be as good as advertised heading into Week 1. It just took them a while to get there.














Read also

“Sometimes You’ve Got to do Things That Are Unpopular That Clearly Supersede Individual Choices” – Fauci on How to Deal with the Unvaxxed (VIDEO)

27 clever last-minute Christmas gift ideas that are guaranteed to arrive in time, despite the shipping delays expected this year

Burkina Faso president accepts resignation of PM: decree

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market to Rear Excessive Growth By 2028

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here

News Every Day

Editorial Envy: How advertising and photography brought two BYU students together

Sports today

Новости тенниса
Кубок Дэвиса

Путин поздравил сборную России по теннису, выигравшую Кубок Дэвиса

Спорт в России и мире

Валерий Карпин признался, что ему будет не хватать покойного тренера Игоря Гамулы


All sports news today


Sports in Russia today

«Метриум»: Обзор самых «спортивных» новостроек Москвы

Новости России

Game News

Упражнения на Плечи с Гантелями. Только Самые Лучшие


Game News

Turns out Fortnite Chapter 3 is the first Unreal Engine 5 game

Губернаторы России

Путин и Байден не обсуждали возможность отправки российских войск на Украину

Геннадий Онищенко дал советы петербуржцам, как пережить сильные морозы

Киев не станет отказываться от евроатлантической интеграции – МИД Украины

Мировые продажи электрокаров и гибридных машин выросли в октябре на 70%

Кому на Руси жить хорошо – Лилии Чанышевой!

Глава "Уфы" о Моргенштерне: он зеркало нового поколения

Третий Зимний международный фестиваль Юрия Башмета объявил программу

Певец Николай Басков на «Песне года» рассказал о своем похудении до 76 килограммов

Композитор Джеймс Макмиллан: «Я горд, когда моя музыка звучит в России»

Волгоградка Вихлянцева на турнире WTA сыграет с бывшей 2-й ракеткой мира

Евгений Кафельников назвал Леонида Федуна худшим президентом в российском футболе

Даниил Медведев: За сборную я рад даже больше, чем за себя

Россия — это теннис: наша сборная спустя 15 лет выиграла Кубок Дэвиса!

«Зенит» сыграл вничью с «Челси» в матче футбольной Лиги чемпионов

Эффективна ли Тренировка с Резинкой и как их лучше использовать (когда мало времени)?

Мировые продажи электрокаров и гибридных машин выросли в октябре на 70%

Экскурсии по России

Мэрия Москвы до конца 2024 года потратит на уборку снега 3 млрд рублей

Доцент РАНХиГС Николай Кульбака объяснил, как избежать попадания в финансовую пирамиду

Пикантные видео: в Сеть попали данные из операционной гинекологии

Американист Ордуханян объяснил, почему Байден испугался прийти на встречу с Путиным один

Путин в России и мире

Персональные новости

Яков Якубович

Якубович: Ничто не раздражает людей, как циничная ложь

News Every Day

Zooming With Nolan Smith

Friends of Today24

Музыкальные новости
"Воскресенье " Олег Митяев

Персональные новости
Близкий друг Путина миллиардер Пугачев. Вся правда о Путине, его семье и деньгах. В гостях у Гордона (2021)

Навальный об уволенном за пост священнике (2021)

Slava Marlow – суперуспех и депрессия в 21 год / вДудь (2021)

Обнаглевшие дети путинской элиты (2021)

Дайте собакам мяса (новый звук) -Владимир Высоцкий

Группа "Рождество" - песня "Так хочется жить!" (Видео с концерта в Киеве группы "РОЖДЕСТВО" в 2011 году в Доме офицеров)

Adriano Celentano Любимая песня Челентано (высочайшая энергетика) talentTV