The 49ers pulled off a dominant 30-10 road win over the hapless Jaguars, and these four plays showcase just how one-sided the affair was.
The Niners have a superior defense, are much more dynamic on offense, have more playmakers and are far better coached than the Jags.
So the 30-10 Week 11 road win for San Francisco shouldn’t be too big a surprise. The only way the 49ers would have lost this game is if they beat themselves, and pretty much the exact opposite happened. Despite a strong run defense, the Niners were able to diversify their approach on the ground.
Using their No. 1 offensive weapon, wide receiver Deebo Samuel.
Samuel might not have done himself too many favors trying to stay towards the top of the NFL leading-receivers list, boasting just one catch for 15 yards during the game. But he was more than effective on the ground as a rusher, and one of his plays kicks off our list of the four best plays from San Francisco’s win in Jacksonville.
No. 4: Deebo Samuel rushes in 49ers first touchdown
The 49ers could have taken a 7-0 lead off their opening drive, yet quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo missed a wide-open running back, Jeff Wilson Jr., who was uncovered in the end zone.
The Niners settled for a field goal that drive, but Samuel proved why he’s one of the NFL’s most diverse weapons, taking a handoff from Garoppolo at the Jaguars’ 25-yard line and rushing it all the way in for a touchdown:
Yes, Jags cornerback Shaquill Griffin fell down on the play and removed himself from a possible tackle. But Samuel still received some excellent blocking and showcased his knack for accelerating once the ball is in his hands.
In total, Samuel had a team-high 79 yards on only eight carries with the score. Although he’s still short of becoming San Francisco’s first 1,000-yard wide receiver since 2014 by 6 yards.