So much for the Big Apple. If it wasn’t for the myriad injuries, this would have been a wildly successful two week stint in the mistake by the Hudson. Budding contributor TE Jordan Reed suffered an ankle injury and a knee injury in the space of 3 plays, and Emmanuel Moseley left with a concussion as well. As it is, you could say that the nascent quarterback controversy, should it rear its ugly head, started yesterday. Nick Mullens threw for 346 yards on 25-34, and one TD pass. BDM threw passes to 4 different WRs for a total of 11 catches for 162 yards. Something Jimmy G hasn’t done this year. Granted, this was the Giants, but their defense isn’t nearly as inept as their offense.
Our passing offense looked better and better as the game wore on. Brandon Aiyuk showed brilliant speed on a jet sweep for a 20 yard TD, and caught 5 passes for 70 yards to boot. He looked just as explosive as Deebo Samuel. Jet McKinnon and Jeff Wilson looked perfectly capable in the absence of Mostert and Coleman. McKinnon had a very nice 10 yard TD run, and Ross Dwelley chipped in after Reed went down with 4 catches., and Jeff Wilson contributed a nice 19 yard TD.
Defensively, the Niners forced two fumbles and a nice INT by Fred Warner. The only offense generated by the Giants was on the feet of Daniel Jones. He was a very pedestrian 17-32 for 179, a pick, and 2 sacks. No run game to speak of, outside the Jones scrambles. Jason Verrett even had a solid day, for fuck’s sake. Sure, the Giants were down Barkley and Shephard, but by the end of the game, the 49ers were down 12 of 22 starters, so no one can cry injury playing us.
Kurt Warner said on Thursday “The 49ers are a C league team. The Giants should have no problem beating them.” Sunday night, Warner said “The 49ers are so deep, they easily handled the Giants.” Nice reverse there, Kurt.