49ers vs. Titans: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
Proficient football in all three phases of the game earned the San Francisco 49ers (5-2) a much-needed win over the Tennessee Titans (3-4).
After a static-filled start to the season, the 49ers hit the reset button and haven't looked back. They've gotten better each and every week as a result of better efforts from key players, as well as improved play-calling and game-planning by the coaches.
The most notable improvement this week came from quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who went 13-of-21 for 199 yards with no scores or interceptions. But he did manage to run 11 times for 68 yards and a touchdown, and generally kept this offense in forward motion.
He found Vernon Davis, Anquan Boldin and Frank Gore while working to integrate rookie tight end Vance McDonald a bit more.
He was well complemented by the efforts of the defense and special teams, which were both lights out today against an unfamiliar opponent. Justin Smith was a one-man wrecking crew in the trenches, while the All-Pro linebackers locked up Chris Johnson. Cornerback Tramaine Brock went on to have another outstanding performance on the back end.
This team is really beginning to pick up a head of steam, which is great, seeing as they are just one game closer to gaining key players like Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham. They will travel to Wembley Stadium in London next week to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars before a bye on Week 9.
49ers 31, Titans 17
4th Quarter, 1:30 Remaining
It seems like the 49ers are getting to use their victory formation more and more.
Up by 14 points, the 49ers will look to run out the clock here.
They are looking at a 5-2 record with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their next game before a bye week.
Onside Attempt by Titans
This one fails. Tennessee was called offside and they do not get a second attempt. San Francisco's offense will take over with 3:16 remaining in the game.
3-52-1 for Delanie Walker. Quietly a Top 20 PPR TE.— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) October 20, 2013
Jake Locker Hits Delanie Walker
The Titans score again, making it 31-17 with a few minutes left in the game. Walker just got behind the defense and Locker put it right over the top.
Kenny Britt with a 15-yard penalty. Not smart— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) October 20, 2013
Jim Harbaugh Loses His Marbles
Very Loud "Let's Go Niners" Chants Break Out in Tennessee
This one is just about in the books. Even though they have possession, the Titans are down 31-10 with 5:12 remaining in the game.
Kassim Osgood with the TD, and the 49ers go over the 30-point mark for the fourth consecutive game for first time since late in 1998 season.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) October 20, 2013
Big play by the San Francisco special teams unit and free-agent signee Kassim Osgood.
Undrafted free-agent cornerback Darryl Morris was the first gunner there to knock the ball loose.
This is a Game Here
The Titans defense got the stop with only 30 seconds of runoff.
Jake Locker and company will get the ball back here.
Bernard Pollard just tried to choke Joe Staley...— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 20, 2013
49ers Are Driving
Chris Johnson goes 66 yards when it doesn't matter for the score. All of a sudden it 24-10 with 7 minutes left.— Mike Shumann (@MikeShumann) October 20, 2013
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