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Jaguars’ Offense Stifled, 49ers Win 20-3

David Garrard (left), Justin Smith (right)

Typically, the San Francisco’s game plan is usually dictated by the run and their defense. During Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Candlestick Park, there was a slight change of plans in the team playbook as the pass would take center stage, with decent results. Alex Smith threw for a pair of touchdowns while the defense was airtight, allowing San Francisco ti annihilate Jacksonville 20-3.

The first quarter was relatively a feeling out session as the only scoring that took place was a 46-yard field goal by Joe Nedney, giving the 49ers a 3-0 lead; the second quarter was more productive for San Francisco as Smith connected with tight end Vernon Davis on a 3-yard touchdown pass, upping their advantage to 10-0; eight minutes later, Smith would toss a 4-yard TD pass to Frank Gore, increasing their lead to 17-0; Josh Scobee would convert a 32-yard FG with no time left in the half, putting Jacksonville on the scoreboard at 17-3. The third and fourth quarters were basically a battle for ball control not to mention an airtight 49ers defense as the only scoring in the second half was a 27-yard FG by Nedney with 7:29 left in the third quarter, icing the game for San Francisco.

Smith had a decent day, going 27-for-41 for 232 yards with 2 TD’s while David Garrard went 25-for-36 for 307 yards. Gore led the 49ers rushers with 33 yards on 16 carries while catching 7 passes for 14 yards and a score; Maurice Jones-Drew led the Jaguars with 15 carries for 75 yards while catching 5 passes for 35 yards.

Davis led all 49ers receivers with 6 receptions for 69 yards and a TD while Michael Crabtree caught 4 for 54 yards; Delanie Walker caught 4 passes for 52 yards while Josh Morgan caught 6 for 42 yards. Mike Thomas led the Jaguars receivers with 4 receptions for 62 yards while Torry Holt caught 4 passes for 50 yards; Mike Sims-Walker caught 4 for 46 yards.

San Francisco (5-6) plays again next Sunday when they travel north to Seattle to take on the Seahawks while Jacksonville (6-5) returns home to host the Houston Texans – also next Sunday.


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