Brock Purdy Shines As 49ers Win 13th Regular Season Game In A Row Over New York Giants


Second-year quarterback Brock Purdy helped the San Francisco 49ers win their 13th straight NFL regular-season game with a victory over the New York Giants on Thursday , continuing to defy his selection position.

The 49ers thrashed the Giants 30-12 at Levi’s Stadium as Purdy, who was selected with the final pick in the 2022 draft, passed for two touchdowns and a career-high 310 passing yards.

Deebo Samuel, a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, had a monster night of his own, finishing with six grabs for 129 yards and a touchdown, while Christian McCaffrey ran for another and rookie wide receiver Ronnie Bell scored his own.

Since taking over as the starter midway through the previous season, the 23-year-old Purdy, who was dubbed “Mr. Irrelevant” after being chosen with the 262nd pick in last year’s draft, has played a significant role in helping San Francisco’s offense become an NFL powerhouse, even though he felt there was still room for improvement after Thursday’s game.

“It felt like it was a little choppy at first. But once we got into a rhythm, we sort of saw what they were doing, at what point in the game they’re going to start doing stuff, we had a good feel for it a couple of drives into the game,” Purdy told reporters after the victory.

The victory puts the 49ers at 3-0 for the new season and pleases their supporters in the home opener. It was the team’s 13th straight victory in regular season games spanning two seasons.

Kyle Shanahan, the head coach of the 49ers, must be pleased that his team gained 215 of its 310 passing yards after the catch, with the skill position players displaying the elusiveness and explosiveness for which they are well-known.

The San Francisco defense held the Giants’ attack in check from beginning to end in a solid team effort.

Nick Bosa and Javon Hargrave, both defensive linemen, both recorded sacks of Daniel Jones, the quarterback for New York Giants. Near the end of the game, as Jones attempted to lead an unexpected comeback, safety Talanoa Hufanga intercepted him as well.

As the Giants battle with injuries early in the season, it was another disappointing week for the team.

Both starting left tackle Andrew Thomas and the offense’s standout running back Saquon Barkley were absent, and their absences were obvious as the squad struggled to sustain drives.

Matt Breida scored the team’s lone touchdown early in the second half, and Jones finished with 137 passing yards and one interception.

The 26-year-old quarterback bemoaned his team’s inability to execute when facing a quality NFL attack.

The Giants, who slip to 1-2 with Thursday’s defeat, host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football in Week 4, while the 49ers next welcome the Arizona Cardinals.