17 Oct San Francisco 49ers stay perfect with 31-3 rout of Cleveland Browns
83 yards conducted from scrimmage since the 49ers stayed unbeaten for their best start in nearly 30 years, beating the Cleveland Browns 47, and Baker Mayfield was plagued into his worst game as a professional.
Richard Sherman has a strong message for anyone.
Do not flip-flop, Sherman said after the 49ers thumped that the Cleveland Browns 31-3 about Monday night. If you mentioned we werent going to create it, you mentioned we had been a way early on, stick to that place. Hold it. Do not try to give credit to us . At least stick by your word because I want you to seem like an idiot at the end. We all know what we have in the construction.
What the 49ers have is the best start since Joe Montana was throwing touchdowns to Jerry Rice.
But it was not the passing game that carried San Francisco. A prominent defensive effort and A continuous racing game did the trick this time.
Matt Breida ran 83 yards from scrimmage, Baker Mayfield was plagued in to his game as a professional, and also the 49ers stayed unbeaten for their very best start in nearly 30 years.
There were a few questioning the legitimacy of San Francisco.
I really feel like theyre likely to state that year about people, said Breida, that had 114 yards on 11 carries. I dont think anybody expected us to be 4-0 this calendar year, to tell the truth. Likely expected us to be 0-4. They can say anything they want. All that matters is whos in this locker room
Tevin Coleman included a 19-yard score on a day when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a try blocked and handed for 181 yards and kicker Robbie Gould missed a set of field-goal attempts.
San Francisco (4-0) combined the 5-0 New England Patriots as the only remaining undefeated teams from the NFL. It is the very first time.
Its a fantastic start is really all it is, Garoppolo explained. We have a fantastic mindset in this locker room.
Even the Browns (2-3) have been headed the opposite direction after losing two of three, with fresh concerns about their young quarterback.
You cant have mistakes. You can not have turnovers. You cant have drops. You cant have penalties, Cleveland trainer Freddie Kitchens stated. Offensively, that sort of summed us up. We just shot ourselves in the foot too many times.
Mayfield had a game. Even the No 1 overall selection last year, Mayfield completed 8-of-22 moves for a career-low 100 yards, had a 13.4 passer rating, threw two interceptions, fumbled twice and was sacked four days before being hauled into the fourth quarter.
It is the first time in the 18 career starts of Mayfield he failed to throw a touchdown pass.
It was just like one step forward, two back, Mayfield said. No expectation to the offense to enter. And we didnt finish and only got down into the red zone if we did. The inconsistency is killing us right now.
Things were rough all around for Mayfield.
After pushing Mayfield into a incompletion in the second 23, san Francisco defensive end Nick Bosa poked fun in the Browns quarterback. Bosa, the second overall draft pick, got up and tried to wave a flag and plant it at the turf as the crowd roared. It was a very clear shot after leading the Sooners to triumph over Ohio and Bosa State in 2017, at Mayfield, who planted an Oklahoma flag at the turf.
I think everyone understands everything that was to, Bosa explained. Just needed to find payback. He had it coming.
San Francisco made four turnovers.
The 49ers were coming off a bye and had 2 weeks to prepare, even while the Browns flew cross country. It showed.
Breida raced past the Browns front and moved untouched on his touchdown run, waving to safety Demarious Randall as he sprinted into the end zone with all the streak of the year.
Fans in Levis Stadium settled into their chairs when Sherman picked off Mayfield close midfield, putting a demanding tone for Clevelands second-year quarterback.
Coleman and breida joint rushing yards as San Francisco outgained Cleveland 275-102 around the floor.
It is something you always need to do so as a trainer, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. Its the simplest way to acquire. You play real good defense and also you may run the ball, that takes some pressure off a lot of people and does not set you in a lot of risky conditions.
That took pressure and completed 20-of-29 throws.
The five-yard throw into Breida of garoppolo put the 49ers up 14-0 early in the first quarter. He connected on a 22-yard pass to tight end.
The 49ers defense is that the only NFL team. Browns running back Nick Chubb carries however turned into a non-factor for most of the game, particularly after Cleveland fell behind large.
Prior to getting a week off to the bye, the Browns return to Cleveland in Week Six to sponsor the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
The 49ers go to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at a divisional match-up for both teams.