SANTA CLARA – Recreation No. 10 was removed from good however it produced the 49ers’ overdue, first victory Sunday underneath coach Kyle Shanahan, who acquired showered with cups of water a minute left of their 31-21 conquer the visiting New York Giants.
So ends the 49ers’ longest winless begin to a season of their seventy two-yr historical past, and this snapped a franchise-report streak of eleven straight house losses courting again to final season.
Quarterback C.J. Beathard had his greatest outing in what figures to his fourth and ultimate begin earlier than Jimmy Garoppolo takes his job, after subsequent week’s bye. Beathard threw a pair of landing passes within the second quarter, and he put the 49ers forward 24-thirteen with an eleven-yard landing run to open the fourth quarter.
Beathard appeared to injure his proper hand on that third-and-2 scoring run, however after being evaluated by medical employees on the 49ers sideline and faring OK on check throws, he remained within the recreation.
Because of Beathard’s landing passes to to Marquise Goodwin (eighty three yards) and Garrett Celek (forty seven yards), the 49ers secured their first halftime lead this season and first since final Dec. eleven towards the New York Jets.
The Giants fell to 1-eight in what was the NFL’s first recreation since 1984 pitting groups with one or fewer mixed wins this late within the season.
After subsequent week’s bye, the 49ers will play their third straight recreation at Levi’s Stadium and host the Seattle Seahakws on Nov. 26.
BETTER OFFENSE: With left deal with Joe Staley again from a 1 half-recreation absence, Beathard loved higher safety (no sacks, two hits) whereas Shanahan unleashed a recreation plan full of display passes, bootlegs and toss performs.
The Giants have been unable to sack Beathard via the primary half, which was fairly a change contemplating he’d endured sixteen sacks and forty seven hits in his earlier three 1/2 video games. At halftime, Beathard was thirteen-of-sixteen for 198 yards with the 2 touchdowns for a 157.eight passr score. Beathard had the 49ers in place so as to add extra factors on their first possession after halftime, however he had a display cross intercepted by Olivier Vernon on the Giants’ 25.
Beathard’s fourth-quarter landing run was adopted shortly thereafter by a 33-yard scoring run from Matt Breida, who confirmed nice velocity to enrich nice blocks, together with one from Staley.
PLAY OF YEAR: The 49ers labored all offseason and camp to attach deep with Goodwin for a landing, and it lastly paid off with a rating. Three snaps after forcing a Giants fumble, the 49ers went deep and took a ten-6 lead on Goodwin’s eighty three-yard landing reception 7:fifty nine earlier than halftime.
On third-and-eight from their very own 17, Beathard took a shotgun snap, Carlos Hyde completely blocked blitzing linebacker Jonathan Casillas up the center and Goodwin secured the catch whereas utilizing his left hand to fend off security Landon Collins en path to the aim line.
As an emotional Goodwin bathed in his first landing of 2018, Beathard celebrated with Staley as they rushed down the sector, and Hyde fortunately lay face down on the turf after his key block. Goodwin entered Sunday with 4 drops, based on ProFootballFocus.com, and none was greater than on a deep throw on the 49ers’ first collection of the season.
SUPER CELEK: Garrett Celek’s profession-lengthy, forty seven-yard landing reception 28 seconds earlier than halftime gave the 49ers their third lead of the sport, at 17-thirteen. Celek beat linebacker Jonathan Casillas throughout the center to snare Beathard’s move on the 30-yard line, then after a Goodwin block on the 25, Celek beat cornerback Janoris Jenkins down the left sideline to the aim line.
Celek stored alive that landing drive by making a 9-yard catch on third-and-eight on the earlier snap. Celek, a sixth-yr veteran, took on a bigger position because the 49ers didn’t go well with up rookie George Kittle (knee).
DEFENSIVE STARS: Ronald Blair’s first of two sacks noticed him race in from the left edge and hit Eli Manning to drive a fumble that Eric Reid recovered on the 49ers’ 15-yard line. Manning tried to unload the ball with an underhand toss as Blair by no means touched the ball, and a replay ruling upheld the fumble name to maintain the Giants from including to their 6-three lead.
In one other key play, rookie security Adrian Colbert made a sensational, third-down cross breakup within the third quarter. Earlier than Colbert might rejoice and taunt broad receiver Tavarres King, Reid came to visit and aggressively pushed Colbert away from the scene.
Elvis Dumervil’s third-quarter sack raised his group-main complete to four 1/2 this season. Blair’s second sack got here with 1:fifty six remaining.
Shanahan misplaced a 3rd-quarter problem on a one-handed reception by Sterling Shepard on the 49ers’ 18, on the opening collection after halftime. That solely value the 49ers a timeout, nevertheless, because the Giants’ collection ended with a failed area-objective try from 34 yards.
JUSZCZYK WOES: Fullback Kyle Juszczyk misplaced a fumble in his second straight recreation. This one got here close to midfield, and one play after his holding penalty negated a C.J. Beathard bootleg run to the Giants’ 22-yard line. Within the fourth quarter, when Juszczyk did not convert on a fourth-and-1 fullback draw.
49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard: He was 19-of-25 for 288 yards with two landing passes and an interception for a 123.four score. He additionally ran for a fourth-quarter landing on an eleven-yard scamper.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning: The 2-time Tremendous Bowl MVP couldn’t cease the Giants’ dropping streak from reaching three video games. His second landing move of the sport got here with 1:02 remaining, and an ensuing two-level conversion pulled the Giants inside 31-21. Manning threw a 9-yard landing move to Evan Engram for a thirteen-10 lead 2:08 earlier than halftime.
49ers operating again Carlos Hyde: This was his second-most efficient dashing outing of the season. He had 17 carries for ninety eight yards.
49ers linebacker Reuben Foster: The celebrated rookie completed his second straight recreation, and he delivered double-digit tackles a second straight recreation.