Story by Sam Tolosa and Photos by R. Mascardo
SANTA CLARA, Calif.– Sunday night football was dominated by the 49ers who came away victorious. San Francisco dominated the game right from the start, forcing turnover on Green Bay’s opening possession, quickly turning it into score, and never gave up the lead throughout the evening.
The 49ers looked like they were different class of team than the Packers. Their defense made it nearly impossible for the Packers to move the ball. Their offense hit took advantage of short field goal early on, hitting the plays later and ground out the clock in the final moments. 49ers offense repeatedly created wide throwing lanes for their own quarterback, who capitalized of the opportunities.
The 49ers jumped out to 23-0 lead before the Packers even got on the board, and even they needed a very long drive, a questionable personal foul penalty ended up being their only score of the evening. That touchdown trimmed the lead to 15 points. Not even a minute later the lead was back to 22 points after Jimmy Garoppolo hit George Kittle deep down field on one of the prettiest play design of the evening.
The Niners tacked on a late touchdown to make it 37-8 and that’s how it ended. It was a thorough beatdown from the home team, which pushed its record to 10-1 and maintained its lead on the NFC’s top seed.
NEXT: The 49ers will hit the road to face the Baltimore Ravens on Dec.1 and followed by New Orleans Saints on Dec. 8 before heading back home to host the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 15.