JACKSONVILLE (Florida Sports Wire) – So much for coming off a bye week.
The San Francisco 49ers scored a touchdown on their opening drive on a touchdown pass to Brandon Aiyuk Sunday and never looked back in a big-time 34-3 win over the AFC South leading Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Nobody wants to go out and coach that way,” head coach Doug Pederson said. “Nobody wants to go out and play that way. Nobody wants to go out and lose that way. Way too much pride, you know?”
The 49ers defense held the key. Sacking Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence five times, causing a fumble and intercepting him twice. The Jaguars overall committed four turnovers.
Lawrence completed 17 of 29 passes for 185 yards and no touchdowns. Kicker Brandon McManus’ 37-yard field goal with 4:20 remaining in the second quarter made it 10-3.
San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy completed 19 of 26 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. George Kittle had for 116 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel adding a reverse for a touchdown late in the third quarter. A 22-yard pass from Purdy to fullback Justin Juszczyk gave the 49ers a 34-3 advantage with 12:40 remaining in the fourth quarter,
With the victory San Francisco snapped a three-game losing streak dating back to October 15th and improved to 6-3 on the year.
San Francisco rookie kicker Jake Moody had a perfect kicking day against the Jaguars, going two-for-two on field goal attempts and hitting his four PATs. The rookie two made field goals were from 39 and 35 yards out and helped give the 49ers the 13-3 advantage heading into the second half.
The 49ers outgained the Jaguars 437-221.
“We played terrible, just across the board, including myself,” Lawrence said. “That’s the reality of it. We’re going to watch the tape tomorrow and kind of relive it, which is going to suck, and then we’re going to move on.”
The loss snapped an NFL-high five-game winning streak for Jacksonville (6-3) who are coming off a bye week. The Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans Sunday at EverBank Stadium.
(SportsDay photo by Nancy Delander Beecher/Florida Sports Wire)