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Mullens has sterling debut in 49ers 34-3 win over Raiders

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Nick Mullens got several hundred congratulatory text messages, a phone call from Brett Favre and his Twitter account verified.

Delivering the most productive game by a quarterback in his NFL debut since the merger leads to many accolades.

Mullens threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns and the San Francisco 49ers thoroughly dominated the Battle of the Bay, beating the Oakland Raiders 34-3 on Thursday night.

The former undrafted free agent out of Favre's alma mater Southern Mississippi finished 16 for 22 in place of the injured C.J. Beathard and had a 151.9 passer rating, the highest for a quarterback with at least 15 attempts in an NFL debut since the 1970 merger.

''I think I'm here for a reason. This is my opportunity to prove that I can play,'' Mullens said. ''Today's thing was just attack your job and worry about what matters. What mattered most tonight was the team and how we played.''

The Niners (2-7) couldn't have played much better in snapping a six-game losing streak and winning for just the second time in two years without Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback.

Mullens threw TD passes to Pierre Garcon and Kendrick Bourne on the opening two drives and connected on a 71-yard one-handed catch-and-run play to George Kittle to set up a third TD pass to Kittle. Raheem Mostert added a 52-yard TD run and the defense generated eight sacks for the first time since 2009.

But the story of the game was Mullens, got rid of the ball quickly and took advantages of several breakdowns in coverage for big plays, including the 24-yard TD pass to a wide-open Garcon on the opening drive.

''It was cool that he didn't change under the big lights and these circumstances,'' cornerback Richard Sherman said. ''We're not really surprised. We've seen him do it in practice. He plays with a lot of confidence.''

With Garoppolo out for the season and Beathard having lost nine of 10 career starts, the inevitable question will be whether Mullens will take over as starter for the next game Nov. 12 against the New York Giants.

''We'll definitely consider it,'' coach Kyle Shanahan said. ''I'm definitely not thinking about it right now. Our whole team played very well. They definitely did.''

The Raiders (1-7) clearly didn't, losing for the fourth straight time, getting outscored by 85 points during the skid.

''I know it's not looking pretty right now,'' coach Jon Gruden said. ''I've heard a lot of negativity over the last six, seven months and rightfully so. But we're going to build a championship football team here.''

In what was perhaps the worst prime-time matchup in NFL history, only the Raiders played down to expectations. They provided little resistance on defense against an undrafted quarterback making his NFL debut, did nothing offensively after driving for as field goal on the opening drive and put together the most listless performance yet in Gruden's second stint as coach.

Carr finished 16 for 22 for 171 yards and was sacked seven times before being replaced by AJ McCarron in the fourth quarter. McCarron was sacked once behind a banged-up offensive line.

''It's a frustrating thing to be sitting on the record you have, be going through some of the things we're going through as an offense and still not being able to put points on the board,'' tight end Jared Cook said. ''It's definitely frustrating because we know the talent we have in this room is way better than that and way better than what we portray on the field.''

UNDER PRESSURE

Carr was sacked four times in the first half for the first time in his career as the Raiders struggled to provide much protection against a 49ers defense that has not generated much pressure all year. Dekoda Watson had 1 1/2 sacks in his first game of the season after getting activated from IR earlier in the day.

RING CEREMONY

Former Niners receiver Terrell Owens was presented his Hall of Fame ring at a halftime ceremony. Owens was voted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year but skipped the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, to hold his own celebration at his college in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Owens said he was upset at the voters who made him wait three years for the honor, saying he believed they brought in off-field issues into their deliberations instead of focusing solely on what Owens did as a player.

''This is awesome,'' Owens said before the game. ''This is an opportunity to give something to the fans. Ever since I left in 2003 and went on and did some great things, but this is where it started my first eight years of my career.''

INJURIES

Raiders left tackle Kolton Miller left with a knee injury. ... Mostert broke his forearm in the third quarter and will miss the rest of the season.

UP NEXT

Raiders: Host Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 11.

49ers: Host New York Giants on Nov. 12.

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Key Players
D. Martin 28 RB
49 RuYds, 20 ReYds, REC
6
FPTS
N. Mullens 4 QB
262 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, -3 RuYds
28
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:03
R.Gould 25 yard field goal is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
8
plays
22
yds
5:32
pos
3
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:17
R.Gould extra point is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
3
31
Touchdown 9:17
R.Mostert right end for 52 yards TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
68
yds
1:16
pos
3
30
Point After TD 12:36
R.Gould extra point is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
3
24
Touchdown 12:40
N.Mullens pass short left to G.Kittle for 5 yards TOUCHDOWN. Caught at Oak 3. 3-YAC
4
plays
75
yds
2:24
pos
3
23
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:21
R.Gould 39 yard field goal is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
7
plays
59
yds
1:38
pos
3
17
Point After TD 12:40
R.Gould extra point is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 12:40
N.Mullens pass short middle to K.Bourne for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN. Caught in end zone. 0-YAC
13
plays
66
yds
7:24
pos
3
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:47
R.Gould extra point is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 6:53
N.Mullens pass short right to P.Garcon for 24 yards TOUCHDOWN. Caught at Oak 9. 9-YAC
6
plays
75
yds
2:43
pos
3
6
Field Goal 9:34
D.Carlson 37 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
10
plays
56
yds
5:30
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 31:26 28:34
1st Downs 14 18
Rushing 5 6
Passing 9 10
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 3-12 5-12
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 248 405
Total Plays 55 54
Avg Gain 4.5 7.5
Net Yards Rushing 102 143
Rush Attempts 23 32
Avg Rush Yards 4.4 4.5
Net Yards Passing 146 262
Comp. - Att. 17-25 16-22
Yards Per Pass 5.8 11.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 7-33 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-40 3-23
Touchdowns 0 4
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 6-35.5 3-48.0
Return Yards 51 6
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-6
Kickoffs - Returns 2-51 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 1/2 6/6
Extra Points 0/0 4/4
Field Goals 1/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-1 -0% 2-4 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 2-3 -67%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Raiders 1-7 30003
49ers 2-7 71014334
146 PASS YDS 262
102 RUSH YDS 143
248 TOTAL YDS 405
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Carr 4 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.2% 171 0 0 99.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.3% 2198 10 8 94.8
D. Carr 16/21 171 0 0 6
A. McCarron 2 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 8 0 0 42.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 8 0 0 42.4
A. McCarron 1/3 8 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Martin 28 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 49 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 220 0
D. Martin 11 49 0 10 6
D. Washington 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 31 0
D. Washington 5 27 0 13 2
M. Bryant 12 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 21 0
M. Bryant 1 17 0 17 3
D. Carr 4 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 41 1
D. Carr 3 5 0 4 6
J. Richard 30 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 50 0
J. Richard 2 4 0 4 4
A. McCarron 2 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
A. McCarron 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Richard 30 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 348 0
J. Richard 4 4 45 0 25 4
M. Bryant 12 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 249 0
M. Bryant 2 2 29 0 23 3
J. Cook 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 494 3
J. Cook 2 2 20 0 11 2
B. LaFell 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 59 1
B. LaFell 3 3 20 0 14 2
D. Martin 28 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 42 0
D. Martin 2 1 20 0 20 6
J. Nelson 82 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 353 3
J. Nelson 3 2 16 0 10 1
D. Harris 17 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 31 0
D. Harris 1 1 13 0 13 1
S. Roberts 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 188 2
S. Roberts 2 1 8 0 8 0
D. Carrier 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 33 0
D. Carrier 2 1 8 0 8 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Whitehead 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-15 0 0.0
T. Whitehead 6-1 0.0 0 0
R. Nelson 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-3 1 0.0
R. Nelson 4-0 0.0 0 0
E. Harris 25 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-3 0 0.0
E. Harris 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. McDonald 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 1.0
C. McDonald 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hurst 73 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 0 2.0
M. Hurst 3-0 0.0 0 0
P. Hall 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
P. Hall 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Worley 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-1 1 0.0
D. Worley 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Gilchrist 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-10 0 0.0
M. Gilchrist 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Lee 55 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-18 0 0.0
M. Lee 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Hankins 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-8 0 0.0
J. Hankins 2-2 0.0 0 0
E. Lamur 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
E. Lamur 2-0 0.0 0 0
G. Conley 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 1 0.0
G. Conley 2-0 0.0 0 0
F. Rucker 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 0.0
F. Rucker 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Cabinda 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Cabinda 2-2 0.0 0 0
F. Brown 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 0.0
F. Brown 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Morrow 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
N. Morrow 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Wilber 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
K. Wilber 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Joseph 42 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
K. Joseph 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Carlson 8 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
2/6 10/10
D. Carlson 1/2 37 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Townsend 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 37.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 41.9 6
J. Townsend 6 37.5 2 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 17 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 25.5 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 23.1 28 0
D. Harris 2 25.5 28 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
N. Mullens 4 QB
28
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.7% 262 3 0 151.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.7% 262 3 0 151.9
N. Mullens 16/22 262 3 0 28
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Breida 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 44 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
96 531 2
M. Breida 12 44 0 18 4
A. Morris 46 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
84 294 1
A. Morris 7 13 0 11 1
M. Goodwin 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
M. Goodwin 1 2 0 2 1
K. Juszczyk 44 FB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
K. Juszczyk 1 1 0 1 1
N. Mullens 4 QB
28
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 -3 0
N. Mullens 4 -3 0 0 28
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Kittle 85 TE
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 108 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 41 692 3
G. Kittle 4 4 108 1 71 16
R. James 13 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 60 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 67 0
R. James 3 2 60 0 53 6
P. Garcon 15 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 56 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 286 1
P. Garcon 5 3 56 1 25 11
M. Goodwin 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 270 4
M. Goodwin 4 1 11 0 11 1
K. Juszczyk 44 FB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 255 1
K. Juszczyk 2 2 10 0 6 1
R. Dwelley 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 8 0
R. Dwelley 1 1 8 0 8 0
K. Bourne 84 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 6 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 197 3
K. Bourne 2 2 6 1 4 6
M. Breida 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 93 1
M. Breida 1 1 3 0 3 4
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
F. Warner 48 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-17 0 0.0
F. Warner 7-0 0.0 0 0
J. Ward 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-4 0 0.0
J. Ward 4-0 0.0 0 0
R. Sherman 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-4 0 1.0
R. Sherman 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Marsh 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 0 3.5
C. Marsh 3-1 2.5 0 0
T. Powell 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
T. Powell 3-0 0.0 0 0
S. Thomas 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-3 0 1.0
S. Thomas 3-0 1.0 0 0
K. Williams 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-2 0 0.0
K. Williams 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Nzeocha 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
M. Nzeocha 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Buckner 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-9 0 5.0
D. Buckner 2-0 1.0 0 0
D. Watson 97 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
D. Watson 2-1 1.5 0 0
A. Armstead 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-7 0 3.0
A. Armstead 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Smith 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 0.0
M. Smith 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Harris 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Harris 2-1 0.0 0 0
E. Lee 47 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-2 0 1.0
E. Lee 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Day 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 2.0
S. Day 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Mitchell 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-9 0 0.0
E. Mitchell 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Witherspoon 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-2 0 0.0
A. Witherspoon 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Blair 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 3.0
R. Blair 1-0 1.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gould 9 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
18/19 17/18
R. Gould 2/2 39 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Pinion 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 54.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
39 43.5 13
B. Pinion 3 54.7 1 64
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. James 13 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 7.3 15 0
R. James 1 6.0 6 0
D. Pettis 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 3.3 14 0
D. Pettis 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OAK 25 5:30 10 56 FG
6:47 OAK 28 1:43 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:40 OAK 25 5:14 8 28 Punt
5:46 OAK 6 3:52 7 38 Punt
0:16 OAK 25 0:16 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:36 OAK 25 2:03 3 6 Punt
9:17 OAK 25 2:31 5 17 Punt
4:15 OAK 27 5:49 10 47 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:45 OAK 20 2:14 4 9 Downs
3:59 SF 35 2:14 6 19 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:30 SF 25 2:43 6 75 TD
5:04 SF 34 7:24 13 66 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:26 SF 24 1:40 4 6 Punt
1:54 SF 20 1:38 7 59 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SF 25 2:24 4 75 TD
10:33 SF 32 1:16 3 68 TD
6:46 SF 8 2:31 5 21 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 SF 35 1:41 3 9 Punt
9:31 OAK 29 5:32 8 22 FG
3:59 OAK 30 1:45 3 -3 Game