The 49ers cruised this past week to a 34-0 win over the New York Jets. The niners sported a solid run game and a shut down defense in their rout of the Jets. Coming off of a loss to the Vikings the previous week, the 49ers came out with something to prove. “For sure, the whole week there was more of an edge; it was just a bad taste in your mouth,” Alex Smith said. “I don’t think that goes away in one day. We wanted to be 3-1 and got it done.”
The 49ers rushed for a total of 245 yards against the Jets on Sunday. Both Gore and Hunter had good games, Gore rushing for 62 yards and a score and Hunter rushed for 56 and a score as well. Alex Smith completed 12/21 passes 143 yards and continued his steady play this season. Manningham had 3 receptions for 47 yards on 5 targets.
However, the defense and special teams is what stole the show on Sunday. The defense had an interception and three fumble recoveries, and special teams blocked a punt to set up the final touchdown. Carlos Rogers also returned one of the fumbles for a 51 yard touchdown.
Defensive end Aldon Smith called it a statement win. “Yeah, that’s right,” he said. “After the last game, some people were questioning us and we knew what we were capable of. We played all together as a unit and proved what we are as a defense.” The niners takes on Buffalo at home this week.