The San Francisco 49ers entered the season with some questions on their floor sport after beginning working again Jerick McKinnon suffered an ACL harm in follow earlier than the season started. A few of these issues had been allayed in Sunday’s 30-27 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Matt Breida took management of the Niners floor sport with 138 yards on simply 11 carries Sunday, together with a career-long 66-yard landing sprint that prolonged San Francisco’s result in 27-13. It was Breida’s first profession 100-yard speeding efficiency and his 12.5 yards per carry ranks third in franchise historical past (minimal 10 makes an attempt) for single-game speeding common.
“The way in which you’ve days like that’s whenever you get these alternatives and also you flip them into residence runs,” mentioned head coach Kyle Shanahan. “He bought that one (66-yarder) specifically. There was various different explosives he bought. He had some beauty after which he made them into some actually beauty with what he did after.”
Breida additionally produced three receptions for 21 yards, whereas Alfred Morris added 48 yards on 14 carries. The tandem will proceed to separate time for an offense that wants a strong floor assault to maintain defenses off stability and take strain off the passing sport. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was sacked six instances by the Lions.
“I believed there was a pair he had an opportunity to eliminate it,” Shanahan informed reporters. “You wait on a man in man protection and when you wait on them they usually do not win or they get tackled, typically you have to eliminate it. You possibly can’t simply keep and take a look at him. Or you have to get off of him early whenever you see they don’t seem to be profitable.”
–LB Reuben Foster will return from suspension and be out there for the matchup with the Chiefs Sunday. He ought to give the protection a much-needed enhance. The unit missed far too many tackles in opposition to Detroit.
–QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw two landing passes in opposition to the Lions however he was sacked six instances as he pulled the ball down fairly than throw picks after he was intercepted thrice within the opening loss to Minnesota.
–DL DeForest Buckner has three half of the crew’s 5 sacks to this point. Since 1982, solely two different 49ers have had that many sacks by means of two video games.
–PK Robbie Gould linked on three discipline targets in opposition to Detroit to set the crew file with 29 consecutive kicks. He broke Phil Dawson’s mark of 27 set in 2013.
–RB Matt Breida’s career-long 66-yard landing sprint was the longest run by a 49er since QB Colin Kaepernick’ 90-yard TD run in December 2014.