Here are some extra notes from the 49ers 42-10 win over the Jaguars on Sunday:
-The first thing that jumps out from this game was the 49ers not delivering pressure on Chad Henne throughout night. Justin Smith did his part, but linebackers were blocked when trying to pass rush and Corey Lemonier only had one opportunity to sack Henne. The Jaguars also called more passing plays that were designed for Henne to get rid of the ball faster so I wouldn’t put too much stock into the game having no sacks.
-The best player in this game was Joe Staley who contributed to the running attack. Frank Gore didn’t have the usually success he does between the tackles, but running off the left side ended up being more successful. On Colin Kaepernick’s first touchdown run, Staley and Gore delivered key blocks which led to space for the quarterback to roam.
-The secondary was rarely tested on any deep throws, but the one mistake to point out was the only touchdown by the Jaguars. Tramaine Brock tried to go for the interception and jumped too far ahead, which led to Mike Brown being wide open for the score.
-There were three dropped passes by 49ers wide receivers, which include some from Anquan Boldin and Kyle Williams. Colin Kaepernick had a few throws on target that ended up being nothing.
-Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman were great in coverage and stopping the run. Willis in particular was able to prevent any throws to the tight end Marcedes Lewis and won that battle head to head.
-The best run stoppers were Ray McDonald and Ahmad Brooks. While they weren’t credited with as many tackles, they did contain the rusher and didn’t let much past them.
-Donte Whitner and Eric Reid were impressive as they kept everything in front of them. Whitner had a pass broken up while Reid made some good tackles in the open field.
-The trick play where Bruce Miller has a catch and run for 43-yards happens because it appears he is walking off the field but remains right in bounds on the edge of the sideline. One Jaguars safety was able to see it but Colin Kaepernick snapped the ball before it was too late. It was a perfectly executed play in pulling a “fast one” on the Jaguars defense.
-This game should mark the end for Marlon Moore as he was on the field for 13 snaps, but wasn’t targeted by Kaepernick. With Mario Manningham returning after the bye week, it would be logical to cut Moore, who initially earned his way to the 53-man roster through training camp.