49ers Snap Three-Game Losing Streak with Dominant Win over Jaguars
The San Francisco 49ers were in high spirits after ending their three-game losing streak with a resounding 34-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at EverBank Stadium.
Coach Kyle Shanahan expressed the team’s eagerness to get back on the field after their Week 9 bye and highlighted how the win over Jacksonville was exactly what they needed.
“I think we were excited,” Shanahan told reporters during a conference call on Monday. “I think guys came back from the bye week pretty frustrated. We were really looking forward to this game. We just focused on playing our best and not worrying about anything else. That’s what we emphasized all week.”
The 49ers were determined to make a statement, leading the Jaguars by 24 points before the end of the third quarter.
Chase Young, the recently acquired star, made an impressive debut for the 49ers alongside fellow Ohio State alum Nick Bosa. Their stellar performance helped limit Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars to a mere 221 yards of total offense.
While San Francisco outgained Jacksonville by 216 yards, the most significant offensive news was the return of Deebo Samuel and Trent Williams. Both players had missed the previous two games due to injuries.
“Having them back is a huge boost for our offense mentally because they’re two leaders of our team, both captains,” Shanahan explained after the game. “… Trent wasn’t close to 100 percent, but it was incredibly courageous of them to battle through the game. Our players gain confidence just knowing they’ll be out there.”
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The tandem of Samuel and Williams performed exceptionally well in their first game back from injury, with Samuel even scoring a touchdown.
Just two weeks ago, the 49ers were struggling mentally after losing three consecutive games despite starting the 2023 NFL season with a perfect 5-0 record.
As they prepare to face the 4-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11 at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers are rejuvenated and determined to make a Super Bowl run.
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