49ers Use QB Platoon To Beat Raiders 34-10

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers got a accidental to amusement disconnected their backmost platoon earlier the regular season.

Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance shuttled successful and retired connected the archetypal 2 drives that ended with touchdown runs for the quarterbacks that led San Francisco to a 34-10 accumulation triumph implicit the Las Vegas Raiders connected Sunday.

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“I conscionable wanted to get unrecorded enactment with it,” manager Kyle Shanahan said. “We’ve done it successful signifier a mates of times and this was the past clip earlier we’re going to get successful the regular season. So it’s the past clip you tin person the accidental to bash it. I benignant of wanted to bash it with this game.”

Shanahan rotated his 2 quarterbacks connected the archetypal 2 drives against the Raiders backups arsenic a tune-up for the regular play erstwhile helium plans to usage some Garoppolo and the rookie Lance.

Garoppolo started and was successful for the archetypal 3 plays earlier Lance entered and handed to Raheem Mostert for a 17-yard summation connected a portion work play. Garoppolo returned for the adjacent play and some QBs got 5 plays connected that thrust that ended with Garoppolo scrambling for a 1-yard TD.

“You could archer determination were a mates of times getting to the enactment wherever they’re inactive making calls and things similar that,” Garoppolo said. “You could archer it’s pugnacious connected them. So that’s what we were trying to do.”

The backmost platoon continued connected the adjacent thrust with Garoppolo converting a fourth-and-1 sneak earlier Lance scored 2 plays aboriginal connected a keeper from 2 yards.

“I was prepared for it. I deliberation Jimmy was too,” Lance said. “It’s 1 of those things wherever we had repped it. It was bully to get crippled reps and benignant of truly spot however it truly feels.”

That ended the time for Garoppolo, who completed 4 of 7 passes for 64 yards to spell with the 2 runs.

Lance stayed successful the crippled until the 3rd 4th and finished 6 for 13 for 46 yards.

The Raiders took a antithetic approach, keeping astir of their starters backmost location successful Las Vegas. Nathan Peterman got his 3rd consecutive crippled of extended action. He took each but 1 drawback successful the preseason arsenic Marcus Mariota nursed an wounded and Derek Carr rested.

Peterman went 18 for 29 for 175 yards with a 16-yard TD walk to Nick Bowers.

“We took the attack to measure the guys we didn’t cognize excessively overmuch about,” manager Jon Gruden said. “A batch of these guys had assemblage seasons that were interrupted past year. The valuation was incomplete. You don’t tackle successful pads, you don’t bash a batch successful pads similar you utilized to. This was the astir important telephone for america truthful we effort to marque the close decisions erstwhile we chopped down the roster.”


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The lone projected Week 1 starter connected the extent illustration who saw enactment for the Raiders was linebacker Tanner Muse.

Carr, choky extremity Darren Waller, moving backs Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake, receivers Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards, and violative linemen Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good and Richie Incognito are among the projected starters who got nary enactment successful the preseason for the Raiders.

“I deliberation you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t successful a batch of ways,” Gruden said. “You suffer 2 oregon 3 starters successful this crippled and each the questions volition beryllium different.”


Mostert made his lone quality of the preseason for the 49ers and needed conscionable 1 thrust to amusement he’s acceptable for the opener.

Mostert got 7 carries connected that thrust and gained 53 yards earlier taking the remainder of the time off.


The Raiders made their archetypal travel backmost to the Bay Area since moving to Las Vegas past year. With the move, the NFL restarted the accumulation bid betwixt the Raiders and 49ers that had been enactment connected clasp since 2011 aft 1 antheral was beaten successful a restroom and different was changeable aggregate times successful the Candlestick Park parking lot.


Niners WR Travis Benjamin near the crippled with a concussion.


Raiders: Las Vegas opens the regular play astatine location vs. Baltimore connected Sept. 13.

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49ers: San Francisco opens the regular play astatine Detroit connected Sept. 12.

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