London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - The winless Jacksonville Jaguars have
been searching for answers all season.
Not even a change of scenery could help the limping team Sunday at Wembley
Stadium in London.
Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore each scored two touchdowns on the ground as
the San Francisco 49ers dominated the Jaguars by a 42-10 margin.
Gore carried the ball 19 times for 71 yards for the 49ers (6-2), who have
eclipsed 30 points in each game of a current five-game winning streak. The
accomplishment ties a team record for consecutive games scoring 30 or more
points, also set in 1994 and 1997.
Kaepernick completed 10-of-16 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown for San
Francisco, which made its second trip to Wembley Stadium after having bested
the Denver Broncos 24-16 on Oct. 31, 2010. Kaepernick also carried the ball
seven times for 54 yards.
Chad Henne connected on 29-of-45 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown for the
Jaguars (0-8), who are off to the worst start in team history.
Sunday's game marked the first of four London games over the next four years
for Jacksonville. It was also the second of two scheduled NFL games in London
this season as part of the league's International Series. The Minnesota
Vikings bested the Pittsburgh Steelers back on Sept. 29.
As expected, the 49ers had no problems solving Jacksonville's defense that
came into the game ranked 31st by allowing 31.7 points per game. San Francisco
scored a touchdown on its first four possessions of the contest.
On the second play of the game, Bruce Miller was wide open for a 43-yard
catch-and-run. Later in the drive, Gore got two yards on 4th-and-1 before
scoring from 19 yards out.
The 49ers started their next possession from their own 20-yard line. A
defensive pass interference penalty moved the ball into Jacksonville
territory. Anquan Boldin hauled in a 21-yard pass on 3rd-and-5 prior to
Kaepernick's 12-yard TD run. Kaepernick followed his blockers to the left and
stretched the ball over the pylon for a 14-0 lead with 2:36 left in the first
As the Jaguars struggled on offense, San Francisco continued to increase its
lead. Early in the second stanza, Kaepernick scrambled for 17 yards to the
Jacksonville 16-yard line. Following Boldin's 14-yard catch, Kaepernick found
Vernon Davis open in the end zone.
Jacksonville then went three-and-out on offense. On the first play of the
ensuing San Francisco series, Davis caught a 31-yard pass. Two plays later,
Davis hauled in a 19-yard pass. Kaepernick capped the series with a 9-yard TD
run, making it 28-0 with 7:49 left in the half.
The Jaguars, who came into the game ranked last in total offense, finally got
something going near the end of the half. Henne completed four straight passes
to move the ball to the San Francisco 26-yard line. The drive stalled from
there and Josh Scobee made a 38-yard field goal with 10 seconds to go.
The Jaguars actually moved the ball down the field on their first possession
of the second half. With the ball at the 6-yard line, Henne threw two straight
incompletions to turn the ball over on downs.
Gore fumbled on the ensuing San Francisco possession. Just three plays later,
Mike Brown caught a 29-yard TD pass to cut the gap to 28-10.
The 49ers came right back with a touchdown of their own. Kendall Hunter's 41-
yard run preceded Gore's 2-yard score.
In the early stages of the fourth quarter, Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis
fumbled and Dan Skuta picked up the loose ball and raced 47 yards the other
way for a touchdown.
The all-time series between San Francisco and Jacksonville is tied, 2-2 ...
The Jaguars had never played outside of the United States before Sunday ...
Hunter carried the ball nine times for 84 yards.
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