Banged-Up 49ers Make It 2-0 at MetLife, Beating the Winless Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The San Francisco 49ers didn’t want quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and a slew of lacking starters at the dreaded MetLife Stadium turf.

They managed the ball on offense, took it clear of the winless Giants on protection and had every other simple day at the East Coast.

Nick Mullens threw for 343 yards and a landing to steer the 49ers to their 2nd win at MetLife in two weeks with a 36-Nine victory over the error-prone and winless Giants on Sunday.

Jerick McKinnon, Brandon Aiyuk and Jeff Wilson scored on runs on a close to flawless day for the Niners (2-1), who stayed in West Virginia to prep for the sport. Robbie Gould added 3 box objectives for San Francisco, which beat the Jets, 31-13, right here closing week and denied Giants Trainer Joe Pass judgement on a possibility for his first win this week.

The Niners had Garoppolo (ankle), defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas (knees) and working backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman harm in opposition to the Jets. They complained concerning the new turf after the sport, pronouncing it used to be “sticky” and ended in accidents.

The N.F.L., the gamers’ affiliation, the Jets, the Giants and Box Turf, which put in the skin, re-examined the sector and mentioned it met all requirements.

The Niners’ play on Sunday made it a nonissue as Mullens finished 25 of 36 passes and completed with a score of 108.Nine. San Francisco outgained the Giants, 420-231, held the ball for 39 mins 44 seconds and compelled 3 turnovers with out giving the ball up.

Mullens led San Francisco to rankings on seven of its first 8 possessions. It might were all 8 if now not for a snap-hold drawback that brought about Gould to omit a 55-yarder. He attached from 52, 32 and 26 yards. The Niners’ 9th ownership coincided with the tip of the sport.

The Giants, who got here into the sport because the N.F.L.’s lowest-scoring offense, were given 3 box objectives from Graham Gano, the second one of which tied the sport at 6-6 halfway via the second one quarter.

A 10-yard landing run by way of McKinnon with 1:13 left within the part and a 26-yard box purpose by way of Gould driven the result in 16-6 on the part. The sphere purpose used to be arrange by way of an interception by way of linebacker Fred Warner on the Giants’ 32.

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones completed 17 of 32 for 179 yards, however the second one part used to be all San Francisco.

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