49ers vs. Jaguars: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco
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The San Francisco 49ers (6-2) have a bye next week.
San Francisco 49ers - 42
Jacksonville Jaguars - 10
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vs. Jaguars Week 8
Game Analysis for the San Francisco 49ers
Pass Offense: Colin Kaepernick was both precise and efficient. The 49ers focused on the ground game, and used some heavy play action to pick apart this Jags secondary. Kaepernick finished with a respectable 10-of-16 line for 157 yards and one touchdown.
Run Offense: The 49ers were sensational on the ground. With the Jaguars giving up over 150 yards rushing per game, both Frank Gore and Kaepernick gashed this defense for over 100 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
Pass Defense: As expected, the Jaguars had to sling the ball in the second half. Chad Henne had a solid game on paper, but his stats were obviously inflated due to the deficit. 49ers rookie safety Eric Reid turned in another great game. Reid looks like a star in the back end.
Run Defense: After limiting Maurice Jones-Drew to just 28 rushing yards in the first half, the 49ers looked out of place to start the second half. The 49ers were solid overall, but this unit has definitely looked beatable at times. The Jags finished with 90 rushing yards.
Special Teams: Kyle Williams struggled in the first half, opening up some opportunities for third-string back Anthony Dixon. The 49ers will likely activate LaMichael James next week.
Coaching: The 49ers weren’t outplayed at any point in this game, but the Jaguars did eat up a ton of clock in the third quarter to make this an 18-point game. Complacency has been an issue for this team at times.
First-Half Analysis for the San Francisco 49ers
Pass Offense: Colin Kaepernick started the game off with a bang, hooking up with fullback Bruce Miller for a 43-yard gain. The 49ers are using an effective approach on the ground to set up some big plays over the middle and up the sideline. Kaepernick finished the half with 147 passing yards.
Run Offense: After limiting his attempts on the ground in the first five games of the season, the 49ers have let Kaepernick loose in the last two victories. Frank Gore and Kaepernick have combined for over 100 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
Pass Defense: Many expected the 49ers to go up big in this game, and they lead 28-3 at half, so expect the Jaguars to sling it around in the second half. The 49ers did limit Chad Henne to 76 passing yards in the first half.
Run Defense: Despite some injuries up front, the 49ers run defense has looked strong in their four-game winning streak. With the Jaguars down by a large margin, expect them to abandon the run and lean heavily on their passing in the second half. The Jags finished with just 30 rushing yards.
Special Teams: The 49ers special teams unit wasn’t spectacular, but they got the job done. With the exception of the Kyle Williams fumble, the 49ers did a solid job in coverage. Punter Andy Lee attempted only one punt in the first half.
Coaching: Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman called a perfect game in the first half. They crafted a very balanced game plan, with 22 run plays and 15 pass attempts.
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