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Shanahan 'very impressed' with Mullens' play vs. Giants

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The film revealed nothing that was not readily apparent to anyone watching the 49ers on TV.

Nick Mullens played well in the 49ers’ 36-9 victory over the New York Giants. And, yes, the coach can confirm the obvious.

“He was very efficient,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday. “He made all the plays that were there and made a number of plays that weren’t there, extended a few, had a few big third downs, a few big second-and-longs.”

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Mullens, making his ninth career NFL start, completed 25 of 36 pass attempts for 343 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. The 49ers converted eight of their 12 third-down attempts (67 percent).

“He kept us on the field for a while, played tough, and I was very impressed with him,” Shanahan said. “Each time I watch it, I feel stronger about that.”

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The 49ers controlled time of possession in the game, holding the ball for 39 minutes and 44 seconds.

Mullens has now thrown for more than 220 yards in each of his nine career starts. That streak ties the franchise record of Joe Montana, who threw for 220-plus yards in nine consecutive starts over the 1985 and '86 seasons.

Mullens made the start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo, who did not practice last week due to a high ankle sprain.

Shanahan said Garoppolo’s physical condition will be checked on Wednesday, when the 49ers report back to work in Santa Clara to begin preparations to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4.