The Charger wasted no time when they walked 75 yards in seven plays in the game’s opening round. Justin Herbert completed passes for 14, 17, and 32 yards on his way to the touchdown. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a great start for Dre Greenlaw or Talanoa Huvanga.
The 49ers’ attack revolved around the midfield, as they do. The question, as always, was whether or not they would beat her. A reception 20 yards away for Brandon Ayok put offense in the red. Elijah Mitchell’s pregnancy gave the crime the start. And before you knew it, they were inside the 5-yard line.
The attacker couldn’t hit her after failing to run into the defense’s teeth, and they had to be content with a field goal. Therefore, an impressive engine stalled, and the Niners could not respond with a landing. Therefore, the score was 7-3 after one possession each.
The defense did its job by forcing a kick, but Brandon Ayok, after receiving a heavy blow from Derwin James, fumbled the ball after a reception from 20 yards. That put the defense in trouble as they faced a short range from the 32-yard line. The Charger gained five yards in three plays before settling on a field goal. This made the score 10-3.
Both teams exchanged kicks with three consecutive squares. But Mitch Wishnowsky had a skewed kick, not a blocker, which meant another short field of defense. They surrendered 39 yards after Jimmy Ward gave up on an explosive play. To be fair to him, Justin Herbert threw a perfect pass:
Staring at 1st and 2nd goal, the defense didn’t budge. A Nick Bosa sack and Jimmie’s open tackle helped pin the Chargers to another field goal. This made the score 13-3.
The forty-four needed an answer, and they got an answer. March 9 played, 75 yards saw George Keitel capture 21 yards after Jimmy Debo missed an open at 2 and 12. On the right side for a gain of 33. Garoppolo capped the drive with a 1-yard offside quarterback.
The defense conceded a field goal before the first half after Herbert used his legs in several plays. Dre Greenlaw was ejected after colliding with the helmet. The quarterback was a runner, so there is no real reason to be fired. Also, you cannot prove that there is anything malicious by Greenlaw.
I’m usually not the “flag-throwing” type, but the referees had their fair share of mistakes tonight. Deebo Samuel had a mask on his face. Nick Bossa has been taken into custody. Jake Brindle has been called in for a hold call. I wish the referees would remove themselves from the game and let the players play.
The defense didn’t allow much of anything beyond that field goal. Since the first drive, the 49ers defense forced 4 balls and the Charger grabbed 2 field goals as they took over the Niner area. They allowed a field goal to be scored at the end of the first half, but DeMeco Ryans and the company snuffed out from the start.
They needed to have it because crime couldn’t find the end zone. Aiyuk dropped a pass in third place and the target would have been a touchdown. On their next drive, the 49 players walked in 14 plays for 77 yards in a 6:59 run. Garoppolo stood tall against the blitzkrieg, and Ayuk grabbed him tight before McCaffrey found the finish zone. Unfortunately, Ruby Gold missed the extra point to score 19-16.
Felt like a huge miss. It seems the 49ers just can’t do things the easy way. Rather than force the Charger to score, they left the door open for Los Angeles to tie the game to a field goal.
But the defense wasn’t interested in letting them move the ball, Nick Bossa picked up the second sack of the game and Aziz Al Shaer made an intervention to help take the defense off the field to force them to 3 more times. and out.
The 49 players faced third and ninth place with just over four minutes left in the game. It was a critical touchdown, and Garoppolo threw an arrow out of the numbers to Aiyuk to capture 11 yards for the first time.
After a penalty kick, Mitch Wichnowski pinned the chargers to the 1-yard line with only two minutes to play. Los Angeles hit the 8-yard line, picked to go for it on the 4th and 2, and Jordan Willis was pressured to sway Herbert’s throw.
The 49 players play with a different level of ferocity and violence defensively. Add in the team’s pace, and it’s easy to see why they would stop playing in this half. It’s a fun unit to watch. Remember that there are many backups out there in the field, but you have no idea. The Chargers had a number of big plays, but on a descending basis, the defense was impressive.
The chargers had an offensive success rate of 32 percent. That’s 22 percentage points lower than the 49ers. Appropriately, the match was ended with Talanoa Huvanga intercepting. She wasn’t pretty, but she’s never been with this team.
22-16, 49 players win.
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