Jimmy G, Come On Down!

Yes, this was a short week. Yes, this was a trap game. Yes, we always have problems (0-8 in recent history) in the Big Cactus. But in only his 18th start, Jimmy G had a game that he needed to shine in, and he did. The run game was sputtering, and the defense was getting torched by big plays, and gouged by strong runs, but Jimmy G put together his best game as a pro with 317 yards on 28-37 attempts and  4 TDs against no picks (and no iffy passes) with a 137 QB rating. And as happens every game, a couple huge drops that would have made his numbers better. Deebo dropped a perfect pass in the end zone, and Coleman dropped an important screen pass that would have garnered a 1st down late in the game. A likely 15-20 yard play.

Turns out we overcame both of those mistakes, as good teams do, and we very recently didn’t, but as Richard Sherman noted, this wasn’t a championship effort. Especially by the defense. After stuffing the AZ passing game in the 1st half to the tune of 15 yards gained, AZ blew the game open with an 88 yard TD to pull the Cards with in 3 (after the 2 pt conversion). Numerous defenders misplayed that one pass, and this is one thing our defense has been very good at, and that is not giving up these huge plays.

In fact the game started with a 39 yard run to 3-day old guy, Kenyan Drake. A guy hiding in plain sight in Miami. He torched the Niner defense with 110 yards on 15 carries. A whopping 7.33 yards a carry. And  Murray was able to buy time and get loose for an easy TD pass to KeeShaun (not Keyshon) Johnson. Murray ended up 17-24 for 241 and 2 TDs. Our first play saw George Kittle get his knee hyperextended, and he gutted through 2 more quarters, scoring on a 30 yard TC, and catching a couple key 3rd down passes for 1st downs. Dwelley did get the game-sealing catch with a 12 yard grab on 3rd and 9 very late in the game to allow us to run out the clock.

This our the first game without forcing a turnover, but we also didn’t give the ball away. The closest was a sure pick 6 dropped by Fred Warner. But for Kliff Kingsbury’s Kliff Klavin moment, allowing a TD with 0:02 seconds left in the 1st half after stuffing us on 4th and 1/2 a yard, this game could have ended differently.

As it is, we geet 11 days off go get healthy, and get Seattle here on Monday night. Trap game avoided, but the injuries could be significant with Kwon Alexander undergoing an MRI today to check his pec. Kittle should be OK, but no word on him.

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13 Responses to Jimmy G, Come On Down!

  1. unca_chuck says:

    AK and Winder with the co-posts of the day!

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Kwon is out for the rest of the year with a torc pec. Fuck.

  3. alleykat69 says:

    2 straight years now injuries have derailed him,it does suck, as they say next man up, but he will be missed!
    Speaking of more injuries,Steph Curry will be out 3 months with surgery on his broken left hand😩

  4. unca_chuck says:

    This is why I hate Thursday games . . . guys don’t have enough recovery time from Sunday. If they want to schedule Thursday games, make them after the bye week.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    This is gonna be a real tough stretch going forward. Atlanta looks like the only real patsy. Shit, we go 4-4 from here on out and I’ll be happy.

    Greenlaw has some big shoes to fill. I like his game but he’s raw and a roook.

    • Winder says:

      I want us to win every division game left. I think we beat NO but I doubt we get Balt. GB is still up in the air for me. If we can beat Seattle twice and finish 13-3 I think that would bring homefield and who knows from there. All we are guaranteed at the moment is 8-8. I just hope we aren’t like KC and fall apart in the end.

  6. alleykat69 says:

    You guys ketch Jimmy G flirting with Erin Andrews postgame? She asked him 8-0 how’s that feel?
    Jimmy…It feels great baby!With a little smirk as he was walking away..😜

  7. unca_chuck says:

    I just want to see Brady flirt with the dirt. So far so good.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Last unbeaten team!!!

  9. alleykat69 says:

    This one coming up is the real test for domination in the division! Seahawks with MVP candidate Russell Wilson(yes I said it he’s been that good)coming in will really be a game for the ages.Wilson now has 2 legit receivers in Lockett&Metcalf a power all purpose back in Carson ( but his Achilles heel is his fumbling the pigskin) but the 49ers at home well rested,with key bodies coming back, and a genius game planner in Shanny with extra time to prepare should keep them undefeated!!

    • Winder says:

      I agree. If we win it puts Seattle 3 games out. So you know they are gonna come in playing their best ball. I think we have the team makeup to withstand them and beat em at their own game. But we shall see.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up. This Seattle game depends on containing Russell Wilson. Keep him from getting big runs and we can beat them. We NEED our base defense to get pressure all the time. If we can attack without blitzing, we can limit Wilson’s damage to be able to get a lead.

    New thread is up.

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