( 4UMF NEWS ) Jets Crushed By 49ers 34-0:
It was the 49ers’ biggest shutout since a 35-0 win over the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 4, 2009.
Kaepernick, a second-year backup to Alex Smith, seized upon his most significant action as a pro. Kaepernick occassionally rotated with Smith, and it was Kaepernick who put the 49ers ahead 7-0 with a 7-yard touchdown run 1:23 into the second quarter.
That was Kaepernick’s third snap of the game, the first resulting in a 17-yard run and the second being an incomplete 48-yard bomb to a triple-covered Randy Moss at the goal line.
Kaepernick had only one other carry prior to Sunday: a 17-yard keeper in the season-opener at Green Bay. He flashed his read-option prowess during the exhibition season, h, after being kept under wraps as a rookie.
Last season’s 49ers posted only one shutout victory, in 26-0 fashion on Dec. 4 against the Rams.
Larry Grant blocked a fourth-quarter punt to set up Kendall Hunter‘s 1-yard touchdown run and the 34-0 cushion. The 49ers’ lead climbed to 27-0 on Akers’ second field goal of the day, this one from 40 yards.
Frank Gore put the 49ers ahead 17-0 with 2:49 left in the third quarter, scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run on fourth down.
Game over after that Gore touchdown? Well, the Jets did have Tebow, who created many a comeback last season with the Denver Broncos. Tebow, however, got stopped by Aldon Smith for a 2-yard loss on a third-down run on the ensuing series.
The Jets’ next possession also ended badly. Carlos Rogers scored a touchdown on a 51-yard fumble return in which Santonio Holmes suffered a knee injury, and the 49ers’ lead was at 24-0 with 14:46 remaining.