SANTA CLARA (AP) — C.J. Beathard threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a 3rd rating to steer the San Francisco 49ers to their first win of the season with a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.
Beathard related on an eighty three-yard TD to Marquise Goodwin and a forty seven-yarder to Garrett Celek within the second quarter because the 49ers (1-9) took benefit of one other listless effort by the Giants (1-eight) to win for the primary time beneath coach Kyle Shanahan.
Beathard’s time as beginning quarterback in San Francisco figures to be numbered after the staff acquired Jimmy Garoppolo two weeks in the past in commerce from New England. Garoppolo has been studying the offense and will take over when the staff returns from the bye in two weeks.
Whereas the Niners might be making a quarterback change quickly, this efficiency will solely heighten the questions on whether or not the Giants might want to change coaches. Ben McAdoo has been underneath hearth after a report this previous week from ESPN that quoted an nameless participant as saying the gamers have given up on the season and don’t view McAdoo as a pacesetter.
The Giants haven’t fired a coach in the course of the season since 1976 when Invoice Arnsparger was let go after a zero-7 begin and changed by John McVay, who had extra success as an government who helped construct the 49ers dynasty within the Nineteen Eighties.
This was a traditionally dangerous matchup, marking the primary time in 33 years that two groups with just one mixed win met this late in a season. Then the groups dedicated three penalties earlier than the second offensive play of the sport.
The Niners have been the one group to select up their play from there, utilizing the 2 huge TD passes from Beathard to take a halftime lead after which dominating the second half.
PLAYING WITH A LEAD
The Niners took a lead for the primary time since Oct. 1 at Arizona once they acquired a area aim from Robbie Gould on the opening drive. The 5 video games with out holding a lead tied a franchise worst set in 1963. San Francisco additionally acquired its first first down whereas holding a lead of the season on a forty-yard cross from Beathard to Louis Murphy within the third quarter. That drive ended when Olivier Vernon had his first profession INT when dropping into protection on a display.
Giants rookie TE Evan Engram caught a TD cross for the fourth straight recreation as he has excelled after Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris have been all misplaced for the season. Engram has 5 TD catches, tying the Giants document for a rookie tight finish set by Bob…