Oakland Raiders 3-34 San Francisco 49ers: Nick Mullens leads 49ers rout of Raiders
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 02/11/18 2:33pm
The San Francisco 49ers racked up their second win of the season as quarterback Nick Mullens led them to a 34-3 win over the Oakland Raiders.
The 49ers now have a 2-7 record in NFC West but ended a six-game losing streak in the league, while the Raiders now are 1-7.
Mullens, who began the season on the 49ers practice squad, was given his chance after starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending knee injury in September and his back-up C.J. Beathard was declared unavailable as he struggled with a thumb and a wrist injury
Mullens impressed, throwing his first touchdown to Pierre Garcon from 24 yards out in the first quarter before finding Kendrick Bourne from four in the second. The 23-year-old QB then hit George Kittle from five yards out in the third en route to a 16 of 22, 262-yard performance.
Jon Gruden's Raiders, who remain winless on the road, drove 56 yards for 10 plays in their first possession of the game but a sack and a holding penalty meant they could only go for a 37-yard field goal converted by Daniel Carlson.
The 49ers then went 7-3 up three minutes later after Mullens' first NFL TD, while a further scoring strike to Bourne and a 39-yard field goal by Robbie Gould made it 17-3 at half-time. Kittle's touchdown catch and Gould's second field goal, a 25-yarder with four minutes remaining, rounded off the victory.
The San Francisco defense, meanwhile, caused problems for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr as they forced him into seven sacks. After throwing three touchdowns in the Raiders' 42-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, Carr had no touchdown passes for 171 passing yards.
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Raiders 3-0 49ers: Daniel Carlson 37-yard field goal
Radiers 3-7 49ers: Nick Mullens 24-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon (Robbie Gould extra point good)
Raiders 3-14 49ers: Mullens four-yard touchdown pass to Kendrick Bourne (Gould extra point good)
Raiders 3-17 49ers: Gould 39-yard field goal
Raiders 3-24 49ers: Mullens five-yard touchdown pass to George Kittle (Gould extra point good)
Raiders 3-31 49ers: Raheem Mostert 52-yard touchdown run (Gould extra point good)
Raiders 3-34 49ers: Gould 25-yard field goal
Game's key stats
|Passing||C/A Yds TD Int||Passing||C/A Yds TD Int|
|Derek Carr||16/21 171 0 0||Nick Mullens||16/22 262 3 0|
|Rushing||Att Yds TD||Rushing||Att Yds TD|
|Doug Martin||11 49 0||Raheem Mostert||7 86 1|
|DeAndre Washington||5 27 0||Matt Breida||12 44 0|
|Receiving||Rec Yds TD||Receiving||Rec Yds TD|
|Jalen Richard||4 45 0||George Kittle||4 108 1|
|Martavis Bryant||2 29 0||Richie James||2 60 0|
|Brandon LaFell||3 20 0||Pierre Garcon||3 56 1|
|Jared Cook||2 20 0||Marquise Goodwin||1 11 0|
|Jordy Nelson||2 16 0||Kendrick Bourne||2 6 1|
|Total yards||242||Total yards||405|
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