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Best part of this two-game road trip in New York. Leaving the field that was
still horrible, getting on that bus and finally going home to San Francisco for three
games. It is safe to say the 49ers were not in a New York state of mind.
This was a game that was about backup and Kyle Shanahan was going to win
this game with his quarterback backup playing in Nick Mullens,Kyle options at
running back were Jerrik McKinnon, Jeff Wilson and a practice squad running
back Jamycal Hasty . What would you do in this situation? Kyle decided to have
a vanilla offense vs a very bad NY Giants team .His game plan was to take much
time off the clock and score a couple times and get out of New York and that is
exactly what they did .
First drive was 10 plays for 41 yards and took 5:17 off the clock with a Robbie
Gould 52-yard field goal. Second drive was 12 plays for 38 yards and took 5:25
off the clock with another 32-yard field goal. Robbie Gould tried a 55-yard
field goal that he missed and gave the Giants great field position and they would go
down the field to tie the score with Gano own 52-yard field goal.
The 49ers finally broke through with a 12 play 75 yard drive that took 6:18
minutes off the clock and ended with a 10 yard McKinnon run to put the 49ers up 13-6
with 1:06 left in second quarter , Unfortunately for the Giants, Super Star
Fred Warner jumped a route and picked off the pass by Daniel Jones . This led to
another 3 points before the half to make the score 16-6 49ers at halftime.
Number one pick got involved with his first touchdown with a beautiful design
end around that he was never touched on for a 19-yard walk in touchdown. The
game was over at this point, but the 49ers added a 19-yard Touchdown
pass to Wilson Jr and then Wilson for another 2-yard rushing Touchdown.
The 49ers won this game with being in full control the entire game versus just an
awful Giants team 36-9.
My take on Nick Mullens: Played very well for his first start of the year with
Jimmy Garoppolo nursing a high ankle sprain, Let’s not get this twisted however, he
was forcing the ball into tight windows that in any better secondary would have
made plays on. Before the Jordan Reed injury, he was looking for him and forcing
passes his way. He had a solid game with some great throws and he has better
arm strength then we saw him last time he started which was a plus. This is a game
that the 49ers need to grow on and we will need to try to get a lot better before the Rams
game in three weeks from now .