Observations from a 49ers blowout over the Giants

Observations from a 49ers blowout over the GiantsObservations from a 49ers blowout over the Giants

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="That was about as dominant as it gets. The 49ers didn’t look nearly as injured as they actually were on their way to a 36-9 victory over the New York Giants.” data-reactid=”13″>That was about as dominant as it gets. The 49ers didn’t look nearly as injured as they actually were on their way to a 36-9 victory over the New York Giants.

Here are our observations from throughout the contest:

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Brandon Aiyuk takes a jet sweep on the first play of the game. It doesn’t go far, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kyle Shanahan do some trickery to try and get the Giants’ eyes looking the wrong way.” data-reactid=”15″>– Brandon Aiyuk takes a jet sweep on the first play of the game. It doesn’t go far, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kyle Shanahan do some trickery to try and get the Giants’ eyes looking the wrong way.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Third-and-6 on the 49ers’ first series and Nick Mullens hits Trent Taylor for 20 yards. That’s Taylor’s longest catch of the year.” data-reactid=”20″>– Third-and-6 on the 49ers’ first series and Nick Mullens hits Trent Taylor for 20 yards. That’s Taylor’s longest catch of the year.

– Another jet sweep to Aiyuk goes for nine yards. Expect more of that from the rookie as the season progresses.

– Another third-down conversion. Nick Mullens plows ahead for a couple yards on third-and-1.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Mullens’ third-and-5 throw intended for Kendrick Bourne gets knocked down. That was a dangerous toss into coverage. 49ers settle for a 52-yard field goal and Robbie Gould drills it.&nbsp;49ers 3, Giants 0” data-reactid=”23″>– Mullens’ third-and-5 throw intended for Kendrick Bourne gets knocked down. That was a dangerous toss into coverage. 49ers settle for a 52-yard field goal and Robbie Gould drills it. 49ers 3, Giants 0

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Javon Kinlaw blows up the Giants’ first offensive play.&nbsp; He meets running back Wayne Gallman in the backfield for no gain.” data-reactid=”24″>– Javon Kinlaw blows up the Giants’ first offensive play.  He meets running back Wayne Gallman in the backfield for no gain.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Third-and-8 for the Giants and the 49ers put in Ziggy Ansah and Dion Jordan. They also bring a blitz, but Daniel Jones hits Golden Tate for 18 yards.” data-reactid=”25″>– Third-and-8 for the Giants and the 49ers put in Ziggy Ansah and Dion Jordan. They also bring a blitz, but Daniel Jones hits Golden Tate for 18 yards.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Turnover! The Giants try a toss to tight end Evan Engram who drops the pitch. Dion Jordan dives on the loose ball for San Francisco and the 49ers take over at the Giants’ 42-yard line.” data-reactid=”26″>– Turnover! The Giants try a toss to tight end Evan Engram who drops the pitch. Dion Jordan dives on the loose ball for San Francisco and the 49ers take over at the Giants’ 42-yard line.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Mullens nearly throws an interception on a tipped ball, but the QB got to the ball and knocked it to the ground before linebacker Lorenzo Carter could haul it in. Nice job by Mullens there.” data-reactid=”27″>– Mullens nearly throws an interception on a tipped ball, but the QB got to the ball and knocked it to the ground before linebacker Lorenzo Carter could haul it in. Nice job by Mullens there.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Good blitz pickup from Jerick McKinnon on a third-and-10 blitz. Mullens hit Reed for 12 and a first down.” data-reactid=”28″>– Good blitz pickup from Jerick McKinnon on a third-and-10 blitz. Mullens hit Reed for 12 and a first down.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– A Mohamed Sanu sighting! He takes a throw on third-and-9 and picks up 9 to give San Francisco a first-and-goal at the 5.” data-reactid=”29″>– A Mohamed Sanu sighting! He takes a throw on third-and-9 and picks up 9 to give San Francisco a first-and-goal at the 5.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Good pass breakup by Giants CB Isaac Yiadom to knock a throw intended for Aiyuk away.” data-reactid=”30″>– Good pass breakup by Giants CB Isaac Yiadom to knock a throw intended for Aiyuk away.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– A touchdown pass to McKinnon is nullified by an illegal hands to the face penalty on Daniel Brunskill. It was a really nice play by Mullens to roll out and fire a throw in to McKinnon.” data-reactid=”31″>– A touchdown pass to McKinnon is nullified by an illegal hands to the face penalty on Daniel Brunskill. It was a really nice play by Mullens to roll out and fire a throw in to McKinnon.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Brutal. Jordan Reed can’t make a catch in the back of the end zone and twists his ankle on the play. He appeared to be in significant pain. Trainers took him to the locker room. That would be a catastrophic loss for the 49ers’ offense.” data-reactid=”32″>– Brutal. Jordan Reed can’t make a catch in the back of the end zone and twists his ankle on the play. He appeared to be in significant pain. Trainers took him to the locker room. That would be a catastrophic loss for the 49ers’ offense.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Gould’s second field goal of the day is good. This one is 32 yards.&nbsp;49ers 6, Giants 0” data-reactid=”33″>– Gould’s second field goal of the day is good. This one is 32 yards. 49ers 6, Giants 0

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="–&nbsp;END OF 1ST QUARTER: 49ers 6, Giants 0” data-reactid=”34″>– END OF 1ST QUARTER: 49ers 6, Giants 0

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Oh that’s not good. Emmanuel Moseley gets whacked by Jaquiski Tartt on a run by Daniel Jones. He exits and the 49ers’ cornerbacks are Verrett and Dontae Johnson.” data-reactid=”35″>– Oh that’s not good. Emmanuel Moseley gets whacked by Jaquiski Tartt on a run by Daniel Jones. He exits and the 49ers’ cornerbacks are Verrett and Dontae Johnson.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Kerry Hyder gets pressure off the edge and forces a throw away. Then he gets a tackle on the next play to bring up a third-and-long. Hyder’s done a really nice job, and the 49ers need him to be even better with all their injury issues.” data-reactid=”36″>– Kerry Hyder gets pressure off the edge and forces a throw away. Then he gets a tackle on the next play to bring up a third-and-long. Hyder’s done a really nice job, and the 49ers need him to be even better with all their injury issues.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Hyder again on the third-and-7. Ansah was also coming down off the edge and helped force an overthrow by Jones. Really good work by the defensive front there. Giants kicker Graham Gano hits a 52-yard field goal.&nbsp;49ers 6, Giants 3” data-reactid=”37″>– Hyder again on the third-and-7. Ansah was also coming down off the edge and helped force an overthrow by Jones. Really good work by the defensive front there. Giants kicker Graham Gano hits a 52-yard field goal. 49ers 6, Giants 3

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Dante Pettis is returning kicks with McKinnon shouldering more work in the run game.” data-reactid=”38″>– Dante Pettis is returning kicks with McKinnon shouldering more work in the run game.

– The TV broadcast shows Reed on the sideline. That’s great news for the 49ers’ offense.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Kendrick Bourne is having a heck of a time generating separation from CB James Bradberry.” data-reactid=”40″>– Kendrick Bourne is having a heck of a time generating separation from CB James Bradberry.

– Reed is back. A third-and-7 throw goes through his hands, and then Gould misses a 55-yard field goal. The throw to Reed was a touch high, but it looked like he had a shot to bring it down.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Johnson has good coverage on Darius Slayton, but Jones makes a perfect back shoulder throw for a 23-yard pickup.” data-reactid=”42″>– Johnson has good coverage on Darius Slayton, but Jones makes a perfect back shoulder throw for a 23-yard pickup.

– Now Johnson is flagged for holding on a blitz by the 49ers that forces a throw away. Yikes. And two plays later Johnson gets his hand in for a pass breakup to bring up a third-and-9. That’s a nice job by the reserve corner.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Kinlaw comes up with a tipped throw on third-and-9. That’s a huge stop for the 49ers’ defense after the missed field goal set up the Giants in great field position. Gano drills a 42-yard field goal.&nbsp;49ers 6, Giants 6” data-reactid=”44″>– Kinlaw comes up with a tipped throw on third-and-9. That’s a huge stop for the 49ers’ defense after the missed field goal set up the Giants in great field position. Gano drills a 42-yard field goal. 49ers 6, Giants 6

– Mullens is doing a nice job so far. He’s thrown a couple into traffic, but now he’s hit Bourne a couple times for first downs. The offensive line is doing a nice job.

– A sack brings up a third-and-22. Mullens hits Reed for a short gain, but an illegal contact penalty gives the 49ers a first down. Reed limped off the field and now he’s sitting on the bench and appears to be grabbing his knee.

– This game is rough. Two-minute warning in the first half. Still 6-6.

– Nice job by Dwelley to turn a short throw into a 14-yard gain. He’s at 49 yards on four receptions. Nice job by the backup tight end. Points before the half would be nice for San Francisco. It’s first-and-goal at the 10.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– And there’s McKinnon off the left side. He barrels in for a touchdown. He had 11 yards on the previous play to set up the first-and-goal. It’s McKinnon’s third touchdown in as many games.&nbsp;49ers 13, Giants 6” data-reactid=”53″>– And there’s McKinnon off the left side. He barrels in for a touchdown. He had 11 yards on the previous play to set up the first-and-goal. It’s McKinnon’s third touchdown in as many games. 49ers 13, Giants 6

– Wow what a swing. Jones fires a throw right into Fred Warner’s chest and the 49ers take over at the Giants’ 32-yard line with 59 seconds left in the half.

– What a catch by McKinnon! He hauls one in with a dive for 26 yards. It puts the 49ers at the Giants’ 6.

– Oof. McKinnon makes another catch and should’ve run out of bounds, but he tries to turn it upfield and gets tackled inside the 10 so the 49ers have to burn their final timeout. He needs to get out of bounds there so San Francisco can save their timeout.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Mullens’ shot for the end zone is low and in front of Aiyuk. The 49ers settle for a 26-yard field goal.&nbsp;49ers 16, Giants 6” data-reactid=”57″>– Mullens’ shot for the end zone is low and in front of Aiyuk. The 49ers settle for a 26-yard field goal. 49ers 16, Giants 6

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="–&nbsp;END OF THE FIRST HALF: 49ers 16, Giants 6” data-reactid=”58″>– END OF THE FIRST HALF: 49ers 16, Giants 6

– Nice play by Jason Verrett to blow up a screen to Golden Tate. It’s good to see him getting involved.

– Giants convert a fourth-and-short. Warner lost Evan Engram in coverage. They’re across midfield.

– The 49ers can’t stop Daniel Jones from running. That is an enormous issue.

– Warner gets beat by Engram again, but Jones overthrows his tight end. Lucky break for San Francisco.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Good job by the 49ers’ defense to hold the Giants to a field goal. Jones’ huge run was negated by a holding penalty. Gano booted through a 47-yard field goal. 49ers 16, Giants 9” data-reactid=”63″>– Good job by the 49ers’ defense to hold the Giants to a field goal. Jones’ huge run was negated by a holding penalty. Gano booted through a 47-yard field goal. 49ers 16, Giants 9

– There’s Aiyuk in the passing game. His first catch goes for 14 and a first down. He’s been relatively quiet but the signs are there that he can be a productive player.

– Aiyuk again two plays later goes for 19 yards. He’s at four touches.

– Aiyuk again. This one is a six-yard catch to set up a third-and-short. He’s a good player.

– Aiyuk again! This time he finds pay dirt on a sweep. He goes untouched for 19 yards to put San Francisco back up by two scores.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Snaps have been a problem on field goals and this time it comes on the extra point try. Nelson skips the snap in to holder Mitch Wishnowsky. A facemask on the tackle of Wishnowsky allows San Francisco to try the point after again. The snap was low again, but this time Wishnowsky handles it.&nbsp;49ers 23, Giants 9” data-reactid=”68″>– Snaps have been a problem on field goals and this time it comes on the extra point try. Nelson skips the snap in to holder Mitch Wishnowsky. A facemask on the tackle of Wishnowsky allows San Francisco to try the point after again. The snap was low again, but this time Wishnowsky handles it. 49ers 23, Giants 9

– Hyder comes up with a sack to open the Giants’ next series. He’s been excellent.

– Excellent work by Kinlaw and the 49ers’ defensive front to stack up a QB sneak on a fourth-and-short. Azeez Al-Shaair also flew in to help make the stop.

– Aiyuk again. This one goes for 11 and a first down. He took a shot right when he made the reception too. Good toughness for the rookie.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Now Jeff Wilson Jr. gets in on the action. He takes a screen 19 yards and houses it. Another bad snap from Nelson though and the 49ers missed the extra point.&nbsp;49ers 29, Giants 9.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”72″>– Now Jeff Wilson Jr. gets in on the action. He takes a screen 19 yards and houses it. Another bad snap from Nelson though and the 49ers missed the extra point. 49ers 29, Giants 9. 

– JaMycal Hasty makes his NFL debut, splits into the slot and makes a seven-yard catch. This team is insanely deep.

– Aiyuk with another catch on third down. It was a sweet throw over the linebacker and in front of the defensive back. Mullens has been superb.

– Hasty now gets back-to-back carries and they go for nine yards.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="– Why not? Wilson plows ahead for his second score of the game. This has been an incredible game by the 49ers’ offense. Justin Skule is the long snapper this time. 49ers 36, Giants 9” data-reactid=”76″>– Why not? Wilson plows ahead for his second score of the game. This has been an incredible game by the 49ers’ offense. Justin Skule is the long snapper this time. 49ers 36, Giants 9

– Dion Jordan sacks Daniel Jones, just in case more signs were needed that this game is over.

– Wow. Now Darius Slayton fumbles as the Giants tried to turn a 36-9 game into something more respectable. Tarvarius Moore recovers. That’ll do it from MetLife Stadium.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="–&nbsp;FINAL SCORE: 49ers 36, Giants 9” data-reactid=”79″>– FINAL SCORE: 49ers 36, Giants 9

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