49ers run game dominates dismal Patriots

Jeff Wilson scores three TDs but leaves injured in third quarter

Last Updated: 26/10/20 12:05am

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Jeff Wilson scores his third touchdown of the game but picks up an injury in the process
Jeff Wilson scores his third touchdown of the game but picks up an injury in the process

Jeff Wilson rushed for three touchdowns before suffering an ankle injury in the second half as the San Francisco 49ers steamrolled the New England Patriots 33-6 in a one-sided clash in Foxborough.

​​​​​​The 49ers (4-3) defence was just as dominant as their run game, with Patriots quarterback Cam Newton throwing three interceptions before being benched for Jarrett Stidham, who was also picked off once.

  • 49ers stats: Jimmy Garoppolo, 20/25, 278 yards, 2 INTs
  • Rushing leader: Jeff Wilson, 17 carries, 112 yards, 3 TDs
  • Receiving leader: Brandon Aiyuk, six catches, 115 yards

As for San Francisco QB Jimmy Garoppolo, in his first game back in New England since his 2017 trade to the 49ers, he threw for 277 yards, managing an offence that put up 467 yards against a traditionally strong Pats defence.

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Jeff Wilson scores his second TD of the day on a 16-yard run
Jeff Wilson scores his second TD of the day on a 16-yard run

The 27-point margin of defeat was also the largest suffered by New England (2-4) since a 41-14 loss at Kansas City in Week Four of the 2014 season.

  • Patriots stats: Cam Newton, 9/15, 98 yards, 3 INTs
  • Rushing leader: Damien Harris, 10 carries, 58 yards
  • Receiving leader: Jakobi Meyers, four catches, 60 yards

Starting in place of injured Raheem Mostert, Wilson set the tone early with a three-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

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Fullback Kyle Juszczyk also ran in a touchdown for the dominant 49ers
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk also ran in a touchdown for the dominant 49ers

He would follow that up with a 16-yarder in the final minute of the first half and a seven-yarder in the third period, the latter giving San Francisco a 30-6 lead, but also ending his day as he was injured on the play.

Kyle Juszczyk also scored on a four-yard run as the Patriots simply had no answer to the 49ers’ run game. Wilson finished with a game-high 112 yards on 17 carries as San Fran outrushed New England 197-94.

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER
49ers 7-0 Patriots Jeff Wilson three-yard TD run (extra point)
SECOND QUARTER
49ers 7-3 Patriots Nick Folk 40-yard field goal
49ers 10-3 Patriots Robbie Gould 41-yard field goal
49ers 16-3 Patriots Kyle Juszczyk four-yard TD run (failed extra point)
49ers 23-3 Patriots Jeff Wilson 16-yard TD run (extra point)
THIRD QUARTER
49ers 23-6 Patriots Nick Folk 41-yard field goal
49ers 30-6 Patriots Jeff Wilson seven-yard TD run (extra point)
FOURTH QUARTER
49ers 33-6 Patriots Robbie Gould 32-yard field goal

Jamar Taylor came down with two interceptions for the 49ers defence, while Emmanuel Moseley and Fred Warner had one apiece; Newton was limited to 9 of 15 passing, for 98 yards.

Jarrett Stidham replaced Newton to start the fourth quarter and went 6-for-10 for 64 yards. Nick Folk did all the New England scoring, with two field goals on a day to forget for the hosts.

The loss was the third straight for the Patriots, who haven’t scored more than 12 points in any of those three defeats.

Source : Sky Sports