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The streak has reached 12.
The San Francisco 49ers lost in heart-breaking fashion on Sunday, a 23-17 overtime defeat against the New York Jets for a 12th-consecutive loss.
Two quick touchdowns put the 49ers up 14-0 in the first quarter, but San Francisco would only muster three points the rest of the way. Jimmie Ward intercepted Bryce Petty's first pass of the day and Colin Kaepernick followed with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garçon on the very next play. The 49ers would score a touchdown on their next possession as well, but the Jets ended the game on a 23-3 run.
Here's what we learned in Week 14.
"El Guapo" Feasts
The 7-yard touchdown catch was just the beginning for Hyde.
San Francisco's starting running back followed with a career-long 47-yard run on the team's next possession. Shaun Draughn scored on a 4-yard touchdown run on the very next play to extend the lead to 14-0. Hyde followed with first-half carries of 20, 43 and 18 yards. He went into halftime with seven carries for 141 yards, a healthy average of 20.14.
Hyde ripped off a 25-yard run in overtime and finished the game with 193 yards on 17 carries. The total set a new career-high for the running back and was just 19 yards shy of Frank Gore's franchise record (212 set in 2006).
It was Hyde's third-career 100-yard performance. He now has eight total touchdowns in 2016.
49ers Pass-rush Comes Alive
San Francisco entered Sunday's contest with just 20 sacks on the season, tied for the second-fewest in the NFL.
The return of Aaron Lynch, however, served as a noticeable boost to the pass-rush. Lynch had missed five games with a high-ankle sprain. The 49ers tallied six sacks on the day as Petty was under pressure early and often. The second-year quarterback was taken down four times in the first half, courtesy of DeForest Buckner, Ronald Blair III, Lynch, Ward and Hodges (Blair and Lynch split a sack).
Buckner added a second sack in the third quarter to bring his rookie season total to five. Jaquiski Tartt then thwarted a red-zone opportunity for the Jets with his first sack of the season.
Offense Sputters in Second Half
San Francisco went quiet over the final two quarters. The 49ers gained only two first downs in the second half and netted just 32 yards of offense.
New York outscored San Francisco 14-0 during that span. The Jets put together scoring drives that lasted 7:25 and 8:23. Bilal Powell's 5-yard touchdown run made it 17-12 with 5:09 remaining in the game. Petty followed with the two-point conversion, keeping the ball on a zone-read to make it 17-14.
Nick Folk's 50-yard field goal tied the game at 17 and forced overtime.
The 49ers got the ball first in OT and reached New York's 37-yard line. Hyde was stopped in the backfield on 4th-and-1 to give New York the ball back. Powell scored on a walkoff, 19-yard touchdown run to give New York its fourth win of the season. Powell ran the ball 29 times following an injury to Matt Forte and racked up 145 yards and two scores.
-- Phil Dawson missed two first-half field goals on Sunday. That isn't a typo, and we were as surprised as you. They were Dawson's first misses since Week 3 and ended a streak of 15 consecutive makes. The kicker rebounded with a 47-yard field goal in the second quarter.
-- The 49ers endured a series of injuries on Sunday. Daniel Kilgore suffered a leg injury and did not return. Garrett Celek left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return either. There was a scary moment in the third quarter featuring Torrey Smith, who landed hard on his head after going up for a deep ball down the left sideline. Smith laid still on the field before being attended to by the team's medical staff. Smith was ultimately carted off and ruled out with a concussion.
-- Ward's interception on the game's opening possession was the second of his career and the first of any 49ers cornerback this season. On the play, Ward jumped a quick pass to the right intended for Quincy Enunwa. The play looked similar to his pick-six last season against the Chicago Bears. If he didn't stumble after grabbing the ball, he may have taken this one to the house, as well.
-- Joe Staley (hamstring) missed his first game since 2010. Zane Beadles started at left tackle and Marcus Martin got the start at left guard. Following Kilgore's injury, Martin moved to center and Andrew Tiller stepped in at left guard.