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Mullens politely picks up pylon for 49ers' TD celebration

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Nick Mullens has been much kinder to the field at MetLife Stadium than the field has been to the 49ers.

The 49ers quarterback on Sunday placed an end-zone pylon back upright after running back Jerick McKinnon knocked it over while diving for a touchdown.

McKinnon took down a pylon when he rushed for a 16-yard touchdown in Week 2 against the New York Jets, and he did so again on a 10-yard rushing TD in the second quarter Sunday against the New York Giants.

Mullens' considerate celebration -- if you can even call it that -- was pretty much the same both times.

The QB was pressed into action last week because starter Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a high-ankle sprain. Garoppolo, who was one of six 49ers who suffered knee or ankle injuries on the MetLife Stadium turf in Week 2, didn't start Sunday against the Giants.

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Tight end Jordan Reed sustained an ankle injury in the first half Sunday, but the 49ers didn't have nearly as bad of injury luck during the first two quarters of Week 2 as they did during all four in Week 3. Perhaps Mullens' newfound post-TD routine can counteract whatever injury bug the 49ers caught a week ago.

Or, you know, maybe it's just a funny celebration. Regardless, here's hoping a pylon falls whenever the 49ers score with Mullens on the field.