First half action shows San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) throwing over the New York Giants defensive line at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Sun Sep 27, 2020 (AP News photo)
By Barbara Mason
Despite a multitude of injuries the San Francisco 49ers accepted “no excuses” as they had no choice but to turn to new faces to fill the void that so many injured players had left. Last weeks’s game against the Jets left the team decimated but it is what it is. Coach Shanahan had a lot of decisions to make this week in an effort to put this team back together.
The list of missing players is extensive with George Kittle, Jimmy Garoppolo,, Richard Sherman and Raheem Mostart heading the list. The good news for San Francisco is that this team not only has quality starters but they have a lot of quality players in the depth chart. Going into this game the thought was that this team is going to be ok.
As the game got underway this team was going to be a lot more than just ok as the final score indicated. San Francisco outscored the Giants in all four quarters in a lop-sided 36-9 win over New York. If there is any question regarding San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens that has been laid to rest for the moment. He was 25 of 36 passing for 343 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions for a 13.72 yards per completion.
A very nice game for the backup quarterback and the entire team despite all the obstacles they have had to face this week. Going into this game they not only had to face the Giants with a bit of a new look but they also had to face the dreaded turf at Met Life Stadium. San Francisco took it all in stride and came away with the win by controlling the ball on offense and gave the mistake prone Giants yet another loss.
Kicker Robbie Gould had a great day with three successful field goals and Jerick McKinnon, Brandon Aiyuk, and Jeff Wilson all had rushing touchdowns for a near perfect showing by the team. There were complaints from the players regarding the new turf which was described as sticky. Turf is tough that is a given, but new turf is even worse.
Despite all of that the turf was a non-issue in this dominating win over the leagues lowest-scoring offense.The team came out of this game fairly unscathed although TE Jordan Reed who had two touchdowns last week was hurt late in the first quarter. Another injury was to cornerback Emmanuel Moseley with a concussion in the second quarter. There was not a lot at all going on defensively or offensively for the Giants and San Francisco breezed through this one. The New York Giants are now a dismal 0-3.
Joe Montana stops kidnapping in own house: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana 64, stopped a would be kidnapper from taking his baby grandchild in his Los Angeles County home on Sunday morning. The suspect a woman who saw someone holding the baby in his house got inside and took the child from the person holding the baby.
The suspect moved into a different part of the house and that’s when Montana and his wife Jennifer went to wrestle the baby from the suspect who ran out of the house. Someone from Montana’s house caught the attention of nearby Sheriff’s deputies who pursued the suspected and arrested her for kidnapping and burglary.
Montana in a tweet said to thank all well wishers and was thankful that it was a safe outcome and asked for privacy at this time.