If San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary wants to have the "interim" label removed from his title, winning more games like this would certainly help the cause. The 49ers won their second straight on Sunday, and third in the past four games, handing the New York Jets a huge 24-14 loss.
Shaun Hill had himself a day for the 49ers, completing 28-of-39 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, while offensive lineman Joe Staley fell on a loose ball in the end zone in the first quarter, to help lead San Francisco to the win. Hill completed passes to ten different receivers in the win, and has been rock-solid for the 49ers since taking over as the team's starting quarterback. This, of course, brings up the obvious question of: what the hell were the 49ers thinking back in training camp?
Isaac Bruce and Bryant Johnson each hauled in six passes for the 49ers, while Bruce finished with a game-high 70 yards. Frank Gore rushed for 52 yards on 14 carries, and also caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Hill late in the second quarter, giving the 49ers a 14-7 lead heading into the half.
So, while the 49ers are starting to play some actual football late in the season, the Jets, on the other hand, appear to be heading in the exact opposite direction.
After getting crushed at home a week ago against Denver, the Jets pretty much laid an egg today, dropping themselves to 8-5 and a three-way tie for first place in the wide open, completely up for grabs AFC East Division.
New York was held to just ten first downs for the game, while Brett Favre was a rather pedestrian 20-of-31 for 137 yards and a pick. Thomas Jones was somewhat of a bright spot -- sort of -- rushing for 56 yards on ten carries, including a 17-yard score in the third quarter.
The 49ers can continue their role of spoiler for the AFC East when they travel to Miami next week, while the Jets hope to rebound at home against Buffalo.
San Francisco 24, New York (Jets) 14: Mike Singletary's Biggest Win Ever! originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 08 Dec 2008 00:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.