I was hoping for a fast start, and it appears we officially have it. 4-0 hasn’t been seen in these parts since Joe Montana, Jerry, Rice, Roger Craig and company roamed Candlestick Park. Heady stuff. Yesterday’s game was about as big a crushing as one would expect playing the Browns. Except these were supposed to be the newly manufactured Browns.
Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Jarvis Landry, Ol’ Dirty Beckham, Myles Garrett, this was supposed to be a high-powered offense and a strong defense. And the Browns were coming off a pretty good pounding of a pretty good Ravens team. Then they played the game.
After a quick 3 and out by the Browns, Matt Breida took his first handoff 83 yards to the house, and the 49ers never looked back. Next series saw Richard Thomas read Baker’s eyes and grab an easy pick. After another Breida touchdown on a 5 yards pass, the defense took over and gave the Browns little to nothing the rest of the game. 180 yards to 446.
Bosa and Co had a monster game keeping Mayfield scrambling around and bumbling, stumbling and fumbling in the backfield. FOUR turnovers to none by the Niners. Even the penalties were down as we had 4 for 34 yards.
The only dark cloud is the injury to Kyle Juszczyk, who suffered an MCL injury late in the 3rd quarter. He’s a huge part of our offense, and his absence will be a tough hole to fill. The extent is not known at this point and he’s gettting an MRI today. Well, that and the inability of our third long snapper, Garrison Sandborn, to get in synch with Wishnowski and Robbie Gould. 2 misses and a block were not very good, but like Bill Walsh said, if you are worried about your kicker, you have bigger problems on offense.