49ers defeat Jaguars 42-10 in London
49ers strike first
As the contest began in Wembley Stadium, return man Kyle Williams muffed the opening kickoff, but recovered his own fumble. The first drive continued at a steady pace, but stalled just before the Jags red zone, setting up a fourth and one. Jim Harbaugh elected to go for the first down early in the game, and it paid off. The 49ers picked up the first down then promptly scored two plays later on a 19-yard run by Frank Gore.
Following a punt by Jacksonville, the 49ers took over again at their own 20. The first play of the drive resulted in a pass interference penalty that took the Niners to midfield. They then continued their offensive success, driving down the field, capped by a 12-yard run by Colin Kaepernick.
Davis gets in on the action
After a second Jaguars punt, the 49ers took over at their 41-yard-line, in good position to score again. Another solid drive from Kaepernick and another big penalty moved the team in position to continue the onslaught. Once in close, Kaepernick ended the drive on a two-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis from a heavy goal-line formation.
Pouring it on
In complete control of the game already, the 49ers forced yet another punt as the Jags went three and out. San Francisco took over with good field position again and made short work of another touchdown drive, going 63 yards on six plays, capped off by a Kaepernick scamper of nine yards, making the score 28-0.
The Jaguars get on the board
The teams traded punts before the Jaguars retained possession, this time putting together a productive drive. Chad Henne ran an effective two-minute-drill offense against soft coverage, setting up a 38-yard Josh Scobee field goal to give the Jaguars their first points of the day.
A glimmer of hope
On their first possession of the second half, the Jaguars drove deep into 49ers territory as they opened up the passing game. But an incomplete pass on fourth and goal from the six yard line turned the ball over to San Francisco. Jacksonville made short work of regaining possession, as Jason Babin stripped Frank Gore and the Jags recovered. The turnover set up a quick score, a 29-yard touchdown pass from Chad Henne to Mike Brown.
Hopes are stifled
The 49ers immediately stifled any hopes of a comeback after Anthony Dixon's 47-yard kickoff return set them up to attack. Kendall Hunter ripped off a 41-yard run into Jacksonville territory, and Frank Gore finished it with a two-yard touchdown run.
Two seasons in a nutshell
Trying to bring the deficit back to a respectable margin, the Jaguars offense took the field again. Marcedes Lewis caught a short pass, then was stripped of the ball by Patrick Willis. Dan Skuta scooped the fumble and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown, continuing the abysmal game and season for the Jaguars, and the dominant performance of the 49ers.