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49ers irked by Ahkello Witherspoon showing frustration after Giants TD

SANTA CLARA – 49ers released another closed game, something that has been common for the team in the last two…

SANTA CLARA – 49ers released another closed game, something that has been common for the team in the last two seasons.

49ers threw a 10-point lead in the second half as Eli Manning found Sterling Shepard on a 3-yard touchdown pass at the last minute to allow the New York Giants to pull out a 27-23 win on Levi & # 39; s Stadium.

49ers (2-8) have lost four matches with four points of less this season. Last year 49ers lost five consecutive games with three points or less during one stretch early in the season.

Here are scores from another game where 49ers could not find winning formula in the fourth quarter: [19659005] Rushing offense

Matt Breida continues to thrive as 49er’s primary springback. He saw explosive Monday as he could take advantage of the long rest to be as healthy as he has been for a while.

Breida had 1

01 meters and a touchdown of 17 berries. Backup Alfred Morris managed only 19 meters in nine tries.

Rating: B

Passing offense

Quarterback Nick Mullens did not play too bad, but it was definitely a big step down from his debut last week against Raiders. Mullens was not fired, but he threw two interceptions. The first set up Giant’s first touchdown of the game. The other came on a deflection of Marquise Goodwin’s hands.

Mullens threw itself for 250 meters, including an 11-yard TD pass to Breida.

Rating: C

Run defense

The unit did a great job against exciting Giants rookie Saquon Barkley, who, on average, only 3.4 meters with 67 meters on his 20 berries. New York’s biggest driving game came on Shepard’s 27-yard run on a reverse.

49ers got a good game from Richard Sherman in running support, when the veteran back made two tackles for losses.

Rating: B-plus

Passport Defense

Eli Manning threw three TD passes without interception. Odell Beckham caught two points and Shepard accounted for winning points with 3-yard scoring reception at the last minute against 49ers reserve security D.J. Reed.

Ahkello Witherspoon was in coverage of Beckham’s second TD, a game at which cornerback is expected to surpass help from security Antone Exum. Witherspoon was also required by involvement in the giant game-winning device.

Formerly on the same run, Linebacker Malcolm Smith was flagged for defensive possession and an automatic first on a third and 12-match. All these mistakes were not good, and they were costly.

Rating: D

Special Law

After 49ers took a 10-point lead early in the third quarter, the coverage team handed over a 51-yard kickoff return to Corey Coleman. It was a momentum shift. Four play later, the giants came into the end zone. Tarvarius Moore’s 15-yard penalty for an early hit on the point-backer Quadree Henderson led directly to a Giants field goal.

Robbie Gould scored three goals for 49ers, including a season-long 53-yarder.

] Rating: C-minus


If the game is close, 49ers will find a way to lose. Whether crime, defense or special teams, they had enough slip-ups through the game to prevent them from pulling away to close the win.

“Let’s get them back quickly”, said 49-year-old coach Kyle Shanahan. “Hold them around. Hold them for a long time, and then we did not finish the players at the end and we had every opportunity to, and just like a team, players, coaching staff, we did not get it.”

Rating : D-plus

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