The 49ers sleep walked through the first quarter but got back in it with the help of a 57-yard catch and run from receiver Richie James Jr. and enter the locker room down 16-10. It was an ugly first half but it could have been much worse given how the first quarter went. The Niners must find a way to get their dormant run game going as the defense will presumably continue to settle in. Either way, the road to 9-1 doesn't appear to be easy.
Coach Adam Gase said Sam Darnold has taken ownership of the offense. "He knows what he likes, he knows what he doesn't like and he's not afraid to say it," Gase said. "He's taking more control of everything." This was Darnold's first four-TD game since his 2017 season at USC.
Biggest takeaway: The Redskins have a long way to go just to reach respectability. Losing by 17 to the New York Jets at home -- after a bye -- was inexcusable. Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins endured growing pains, but don't blame him for the loss. He's not yet good enough to carry an offense that needs carrying. The defense makes the same mistakes that have plagued them for more than half a decade. But this is where the Redskins are at: 1-9 with no hope in sight for the immediate future.
Jaguars DE Calais Campbell on giving up 264 yards rushing, which includes 116 by Jonathan Williams -- who, by the way, had just 1 yard rushing before today: "We understand that when we stop the run we're a tough team to beat. But when teams run like they ran today, we're going to lose. No ifs, ands or buts about it. We can't let them run like they did today and expect to win ballgames. I don't care who you are in this league. You give up, I'm sure it was over 200 yards, you're going to lose."