Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin took an particularly emotional pause after his first landing of the season Sunday, and he defined heartbreaking information why after the 49ers’ win.
Goodwin, on his Instagram account, posted: “I simply wanna thank those that’ve genuinely prayed for @morganakamomo & myself by out this being pregnant. Unfortunately we misplaced our child boy because of some problems, and needed to prematurely ship him early this morning round four a.m.
“Although we are hurt, I am grateful for the experience and grateful that God blessed me with a wife as courageous and resilient as Morgan,” Goodwin continued. “The pain (physically, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable. Please Pray for the Goodwin family.”
After crossing the purpose line on his 83-yard landing catch, Goodwin dropped to his knees, pointed the soccer towards the sky and knelt for some 15 seconds whereas teammates surrounded him, together with fellow receivers Aldrick Robinson and Kendrick Bourne, quarterback C.J. Beathard, proper deal with Trent Brown and security Eric Reid, the latter of whom hugged Goodwin earlier than they knelt in the course of the nationwide anthem.
Goodwin, who turns 27 subsequent Sunday, contributed greater than that rating in 49ers’ first win of the season, a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants.
Not solely did he catch an 83-yard landing move within the second quarter, however he made a key block that sprang Garrett Celek for a 47-yard landing reception that gave the 49ers a lead they might not relinquish. Trainers got here to Goodwin’s support after the block however he walked off the sector on his personal and raised his arms to the sky. Goodwin and Reid had been the one 49ers who knelt in the course of the nationwide anthem.
Goodwin’s landing catch was the longest by a 49er since Colin Kaepernick discovered Brandon Lloyd on an 83-yard play in 2014 at St. Louis, and it was the longest landing throw ever by a 49ers rookie. Garson additionally had a career-long 18-yard run Sunday.
— Ronald Blair’s two sacks highlighted the 49ers protection’s efforts towards Eli Manning, and Blair credited a few of his success to the extra tutorial he obtained whereas spending the primary eight video games on injured reserve due to thumb surgical procedure.
“I feel great, and I’m reading keys I would have missed,” Blair stated. “It was a blessing in disguise. I’ve grown mentally. I attribute that to our defensive line. We’ve got great leaders, telling me to keep working. It’s paying off and hopefully it continues.”
Blair’s first sack resulted in a second-quarter fumble by Manning, who tossed the soccer ahead in underhand trend. Eric Reid recovered the fumble on the 49ers’ 15-yard line, with the 49ers trailing 6-Three. “I thought he was already down,” Blair stated of Manning. “I was celebrating and was wondering why the crowd was still yelling. Then I finally turned around and saw E-Reid roll on (the fumble) so I was more hyped.” Blair’s second sack got here within the fourth quarter, on the Giants’ remaining possession which ultimately led to a landing.
“Having him back has been a tremendous help,” defensive deal with DeForest Buckner stated.
— Carlos Hyde had his second-most productive speeding outing of the season, totaling 98 yards on 17 carries. He had a 28-yard run on the 49ers’ preliminary snap. He additionally had two catches for six yards. Hyde stated of the win: “It was only a matter of time. We had a bunch of close games this year.”
Hyde’s understudy, rookie Matt Breida, had a 33-yard run for his first profession speeding landing and he completed with 55 yards on 9 carries. Overall, the 49ers ran for a season-high 186 yards.
— Elvis Dumervil’s third-quarter sack raised his team-leading whole to four half this season.
— Rookie security Adrian Colbert made a sensational, third-down move breakup within the third quarter. Before Colbert might have fun and taunt large receiver Tavarres King, Reid came visiting and aggressively pushed Colbert away from the scene.
— A replay evaluate reversed a possible fumble by rookie Victor Bolden Jr. on a third-quarter punt return on the 49ers’ 39-yard line. Bolden crammed in on punt returns for Trent Taylor, who was out with a rib damage.
— The Giants supplied tepid critiques of the beforehand winless 49ers. “Losing to a 0-9 team, it can’t get much worse than that,” guard Justin Pugh stated.
Safety Landon Collins stated Beathard “didn’t do any spectacular” and easily “played their game plan.” Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie complimented Beathard’s skill to do away with the ball quick and to keep away from errors.
As for the Giants, Rodgers-Cromartie stated: “We got schooled. I did not see enough relentless play, attitude, you name it.”