49ers Back in the Win Column
The 49ers won their 5th victory of the season 20-3 over the Jacksonville Jaguars and this was perhaps the first game in a long time where they won on all sides of the ball. Alex Smith it seems is starting to find his groove, he finished the day 27/41 232 yards, 2 touchdowns and most importantly no turnovers. Smith’s first touchdown was to Vernon Davis, who now has 9 touchdowns on the season, which ties him with Brent Jones and Ted Kwalick for most touchdowns by a 49ers tight end. On Smith’s second touchdown he made a nice move as he was starting to run out of bounds and hit Frank Gore in the endzone.
On the other side of the ball the 49ers defense dominated. They forced two redzone turnovers on sacks of David Garrard. The 49ers defense finished the day with 6 sacks. The only area where they seemed to struggle was in the secondary where they allowed Garrard to throw for over 300 yards.
Overall the 49ers looked very good today, they didn’t turn the ball over and they seemed much more aggressive on offense. It looks like Jimmy Raye maybe getting more comfortable with Smith at quarterback and he’s allowing more pass plays. Offensive line held up well and Alex Smith did not get sacked all game. The front seven of the defense looked good, now we just need to the secondary to tighten up. Hopefully Clements is back soon to help out.
The 49ers now prepare for the Seattle Seahawks and with the Titans beating the Cardinals the 49ers are just two games back with a favorable schedule heading their way. They still have some hope, but they’ll need to continue to have strong performances all around and hope from some more help from the Cardinals opponents.