SANTA CLARA, California – Richard Sherman sends a strong message to those who still doubt the undefeated San Francisco 49ers The 49ers beat 31 December 3 against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. "If you said we could not do it, you said we'd be early, stay in that position. Hold her. Do not try to acknowledge us in the end to sound like an idiot. We know what we have in the building.
What the 49ers have got their best start since Joe Montana threw touchdowns to Jerry Rice.
But it was not the random game that San Francisco passed Cleveland by: a constant, pounding running game and a dominant defensive power
Matt Breida ran 83 yards to play San Francisco's first game from scratch, and Baker Mayfield was lured into his worst game as a pro. The 49ers remained unbeaten for their best start in nearly 30 years
Nonetheless, the legitimacy of San Francisco has been questioned.
"I feel like they will be telling us about us all year round," Breida said had 1
San Francisco (4-0) joined the 5-0 New England Patriots as the only unbeaten NFL team to mark the 49th
"It's a good start, that's all," said Garoppolo, "we have a good attitude in this locker room."
The Browns (2-3) go into the opposite direction, having lost two out of three, with renewed concern about their young quarterback.
"You can not fault that. You can not have sales. You can not have drops. You can not have any penalties, "said Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens," we shot ourselves too often in the foot. "
Mayfield had a terrible game. Mayfiaeld was # 1 in the standings last year. He completed 8 of 22 passes for a career low of 100 meters, had a pass rating of 13.4, threw two interceptions, fingered twice, and was fired four times before being drafted in the fourth quarter.
] It was the first time in Mayfield's 18-year career that he did not throw a touchdown pass.
"It was like stepping forward, two back," Mayfield said. "No rhythm the crime could get into, and when we did it, we just got into the red zone and did not finish, the inconsistency is killing us." 19659003] San Francisco's Defensive End Nick Bosa mocked the Browns quarterback after forcing Mayfield to a hasty incompletion in the second quarter. Bosa, the second pick-ax, got up and pretended to swing a flag and plant it in the lawn as the crowd roared. It was a clear shot at Mayfield, who planted an Oklahoma flag in the lawn after making Sooners 2017 defeat Bosa and Ohio State. "I just wanted to get a refund. He had let it come."
San Francisco forced a total of four sales.
The 49ers had two weeks to prepare while the Browns flew across the country.
It turned out.
Breida raced past the front of the Browns and remained untouched on his long touchdown run. He waved to Demarious Randall as he sprinted the longest run of the season into the end zone with the 49ers.
Fans at Levi & # 39; s Stadium barely sat back in their seats when Sherman defeated Mayfield near midfield and gave Cleveland's quarterback a harsh tone in year two.
Breida and Coleman combined for 211 yards when San Francisco outclassed Cleveland 275-102 on the ground.  "It's something you always want to do as a coach," said 49-man Kyle Shanahan. "It's the easiest way to win, you play a really good defense and you can let the ball go, which puts a lot of pressure on many people and does not put you in a lot of risky situations."
That reduced the pressure of Garoppolo, who passed two touchdowns and carried out 20 of 29 throws.
Garoppolos 5-yard throw against Breida brought the 49er at the beginning of the first quarter with 14: 0 lead. He later joined on a 22-yard pass to bring George Kittle to a close in the third, which made it 28-3. Do not allow a lapping touchdown this season. The Browns, who ran Nick Chubb back, had 87 yards on 16 Carry, but were not a factor for much of the game, especially after Cleveland fell behind Big.
BECKHAM OR BAKER
Brown's wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. threw Jarvis Landry a 20-yard final at Cleveland's first game. Beckham took a delivery from Mayfield for what looked like an end at first, before he reversed direction and then drove past to pass. It is the third time in his career that Beckham has completed a pass, but for the first time this season.
Beckham was upset that he did not bring the ball to Antonio Callaway, who was deeply open.
"We made eye contact and I could not throw it at him," Beckham said. "There could have been an opportunity to throw it low, and it could have changed the overall dynamics of the game."
49ers: Defender Kyle Juszczyk has left the game with a sprained left knee mid-third quarter. Juszczyk, who had a crucial block on Breida's long touchdown run, wore a thick black splint on his leg after the game as he walked through the locker room.
Brown's UP NEXT
Return to Cleveland to host Seattle on Sunday before there's a week off.
49ers: Play on Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams in an important division game for both teams.
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