San Francisco 49ers Dominate As Expected in Week 8

By John Ware
Colin Kaepernick
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The San Francisco 49ers did not show much improvement in London when they spanked the winless Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars have been one of the NFL‘s worst teams for several years, and the 49ers did what they were supposed to do by dominating a weak team. Aside from a plus in the win column, there was nothing really proven by them hammering the Jaguars.  The score was 28-3 at halftime, and then it got worse for Jacksonville.  The final score of the contest was 42-10, with the Jacksonville offense scraping out a touchdown in the third quarter.

Running backs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter led the way with their running ability totaling 165 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed 10-of-16 passes for 164 yards and one touchdown with 54 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. As usual, veterans Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis caught the most balls even though there were not that many passes thrown by Kaepernick.

The defense shut down the Jacksonville offense despite them racking up 318 total yards. Most of the yards came during junk minutes when the unit was playing prevent defense. Pro Bowl linebacker NaVorro Bowman was credited with 10 solo tackles and one tackle for a loss. Linebacker Dan Skuta, who is normally a second stringer, recovered a fumble for a touchdown.

Next week the 49ers will be on a bye and will have a chance to fine tune some things on both sides of the ball.  The next half of the season will be tough for San Francisco because they will be facing teams with solid quarterbacks and/or solid defenses.

John Ware is a San Francisco 49ers writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @OutermindMedia, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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