San Francisco Defense Befuddles Rodgers, Niners Crush Packers on SNF 37-8
Before Sunday night, the nation looked at San Francisco as a pretender, not a contender. After Sunday night, expect many opinions to change.
The 49ers defense sacked Aaron Rodgers five times. The Green Bay quarterback was held to a career-worst 3.2 yards per pass attempt in any of Rodgers 169 career starts.
As for the San Francisco QB, Jimmy Garoppolo was solid: 14-of-20 passing, 253 yards, and two touchdowns.
The Niners had two explosive plays for touchdowns, both long throws from Garoppolo. Deebo Samuel caught a 41-yard pass for a TD, and George Kittle outran the Packers defense for a 61-yard touchdown.
On the other side, the Packers never mustered a reception longer than 12 yards nor a run longer than 21 yards.
San Francisco may still not be for real, but dismantling the Packers and Rodgers like they did on Sunday should count for something.
Here are the highlights from Sunday Night Football:
Tevin Coleman 2-yd TD run, 7-0 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo to Deebo Samuel 42-yd TD, 20-0 49ers
Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams 2-yd TD, 23-8 49ers
Garoppolo to George Kittle 61-yd TD, 30-8 49ers
Raheem Mostert 15-yd TD run, 37-8 49ers
Final Call: 49ers win 37-8