Even the largest men in the locker room can be forgotten, particularly when their quarterback throws for 412 yards, 208 of them credited to his top wide receiver.
But the 49ers offensive line deserves its due the morning after the team’s season-opening 34-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
“There is a reason why we added an extra guy,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said postgame of his defense line. “We have great respect for the 49ers’ offensive line.”
Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews and defensive end Johnny Jolly did each record a sack of
From left to right, tackle
It didn’t matter that the 49ers never really got
“They came out with a plan to stop the run and kudos to them for executing that game plan,” Staley said postgame. “For us, we have other answers. Obviously we got the ball moving through the air, got points on the board. And at the end of the day, it’s all about scoring one more point than they did. We’re just happy to come out with this win and move onto Seattle.”
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Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle noted which 49ers players were inactive for Sunday’s game.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com pointed out how the 49ers used much more than just the read-option scheme.
Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News said the team is already looking to its Week 2 matchup.
Peter King of The Monday Morning Quarterback opined that Anquan Boldin “had the last laugh.”
Doug Farrar of SI.com covered the repercussions of Clay Matthews’ late hit on Colin Kaepernick.
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That was a grown mans football game. Happy to get win number one, but we're just getting started here. Fans were awesome today at the Stick.— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) September 9, 2013