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The 49ers improve to 10-1 by crushing the Packers 37-8

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November 25, 2019 - 4:31 pm
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By Charlie O. Mallonee @Charlieo1320

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The 49ers improved to 10-1 on the season with their 37-8 victory over Green Bay on Sunday night at Levi’s stadium. That is the Niners best start through 11 games since 1997.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo on the win over the Packers: “It was good. I’ve got to give a shout out to the Faithful, they were rocking tonight. The stadium, just the energy, even just walking in early in the afternoon, you could feel it. It was really cool to have Levi’s loud like that. We’ve got a good stretch coming up here. Baltimore will be a great test for us, so it’ll be a good one.”

Tell ‘em @jimmypolo10 ----

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The Defense came up “BIG” again

The San Francisco defense set the tone of the game early when they blitzed on a 3rd -and- 10 play. Fred Warner broke through the line to wrap up Aaron Rodgers and forced the ball out of quarterback’s hands. Nick Bosa recovered the loose ball and took it to the Green Bay 2-yard line.

The Niners offense took over and Tevin Coleman ran the ball in for their first score of the contest.

Here is Fred Warner’s description of the play after the game: “Yeah, that was kind of just a crazy play. It was just, we had pressure on. It was effort. I just kept going. I got blocked at first and then I saw him kind of scrambling, so I just kept going, kept going. Finally got to him and kind of just, I saw him holding the ball close to his chest, so I just went after it. [San Francisco 49ers DL> Nick [Bosa> picked it up so I’m thinking we have a chance at a touchdown. Afterwards I saw Nick’s little graphic showing up on the big screen and I’m like ‘So, did I get it or not?’ It was funny.”

By the numbers:

  • The Green Bay offense was held to 198 net yards (117 rushing; 81 passing) on 70 plays for an average of 2.83 yards per play
  • That is the fewest yards gained per play by the Packers since December 2015
  • Aaron Rodgers averaged only 3.2 yards per passing attempt – the lowest average of his career
  • The Packers went 1-for-15 in 3rd down situations and 1-for-3 in 4th down attempts
  • The 49ers sacked Rodgers five times in the game

Key players on “D”

  • Fred Warner not only had the sack and forced fumble – he led the Niners with 11 tackles on Sunday night
  • Arik Armstead recorded to two sacks in the game
  • Nick Bosa had a fumble recovery and a sack against the Packers
  • DeForest Buckner and Jaquiski Tartt each recorded a 0.5 sack of Rodgers

The Niners Offense had a petty good night as well

For those critics who claimed “Jimmy G” couldn’t pass, he proved them wrong again on Sunday night. Garoppolo completed 14 of 20 attempts (70.0%) good for 253 yards and two TDs. He finished with a career-high QB rating of 145.8.

George was back. Kittle returned to play after missing two games and made a real impact. The big tight end had six receptions for a season-high 129 yards and one TD. His touchdown catch was a 61-yard pass play that left the Packers demoralized.

George Kittle on his big TD catch: “Oh my, we’ve been running that since Week One, and I have to run it like two or three times a week. That’s like a 50-yard route every single time. I’m just like, ‘Hey [San Francisco 49ers head coach> Kyle [Shanahan>, relax. I’m a tight end.’ We finally got the call and ran it, so that was pretty fun. It’s just a corner post. Perfect coverage to run it against. Jimmy gave me a perfect ball and I had to unhitch the trailer and out-run a couple guys. It was pretty fun.”

Deebo Samuel made two catches good for 50 yards. What’s the big deal you ask? One of those receptions was good for a 42-yard touchdown.

RB Tevin Coleman carried the ball 11 times for 39 yards. His big play of the night was his two yard TD run that capped off the turnover that Fred Warner created when he forced Aaron Rodgers to fumble the ball.

Coach Kyle Shanahan showed that he believes that RB Raheem Mostert can run the ball without dropping it by using him in key situations. Mostert rushed the ball six times for 45 yards and scored one touchdown.

Update from the M.A.S.H. unit

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan gave the injury update at his Monday press conference:  “The injuries from the game; [DL> Damontre Moore, I ended up finding out about him after I left, but he has a fractured forearm, so he’s going to have surgery this week and he’ll have to go on IR. [DL> Jullian Taylor, we think it’s just a jaw contusion right now, we’ve got to do a few more evaluations on him, and [OL Mike> Person is a stinger so we’ll reevaluate him on Wednesday also.”

Shanahan was asked if the team would look to replace Moore with someone outside the organization: “No, we’ll most likely, probably today or tomorrow bring up [DL> Jeremiah Valoaga. He was with us in training camp; he’s been on practice squad all year and is ready to go.”

Up next for the Niners

The 49ers now have to get ready for a “slugfest” on Sunday in Baltimore against the Ravens. The Ravens are 8-2 on the year and have a high-powered offense led by QB Lamar Alexander and RB Mark Ingram. The Ravens are the number one offense in the NFL and the 49ers are the number two ranked offense in the league.

San Francisco has the number two ranked team defense while Baltimore has the number five team defense in the NFL.

Buy the bagels and cream cheese. Make the coffee. Then, break out the beer and chips for the second half.

Grate team win -- #GoNiners

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