There are fast starts, and then there's what the 49ers did to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on "Sunday Night Football" at Levi's Stadium.
The 49ers blitzed Rodgers on third-and-10 at Green Bay's 25-yard line -- on just the fifth play of the night -- and Rodgers couldn't escape. Linebacker Fred Warner nailed the Packers QB, causing a fumble. Star rookie defensive end Nick Bosa recovered the ball and rolled to the 2-yard line.
Defense causing problems early 💪pic.twitter.com/ceifFUlgJq— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) November 25, 2019
One play later, the 49ers were on the scoreboard. Running back Tevin Coleman rushed right up the middle for an early touchdown.
One play, one TD ✅ pic.twitter.com/OcLZoUyGWu— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) November 25, 2019
With Matt Breida out due to an ankle injury, Coleman will be relied upon to lead the 49ers' rushing attack. One carry for one touchdown is a ratio the 49ers won't complain about.
Grabbing an early lead could be huge for the 49ers as they battle the Packers for the top seed in the NFC.