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NFL: 49ers blank Jets 34-0
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East Rutherford, N.J. • The New York Jets were a delicious treat for the San Francisco 49ers.

San Francisco used a solid running game, a smothering defense, a little bit of the wildcat-style offense and even blocked a punt to cruise to a 34-0 victory. That romp came a week after a loss at Minnesota in which the 49ers were just as outclassed as the Jets were Sunday.

"For sure, the whole week there was more of an edge; it was just a bad taste in your mouth," Alex Smith said. "I don't think that goes away in one day. We wanted to be 3-1 and got it done."

They got it done so emphatically that Jets coach Rex Ryan was visibly shaken by the lopsided defeat, so much so that he struggled to describe how poorly his Jets (2-2) performed.

"It's obviously unacceptable," Ryan said. "It starts with the coaches. The players ... they've got to dig deep, look down at the themselves."

The 49ers ran for 245 yards and Carlos Rogers returned a fumble 51 yards for a touchdown.

Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick — on a wildcat-like option — all ran for scores. The defense had an interception and three fumble recoveries, and special teams blocked Robert Malone's punt to set up the final touchdown.

Defensive end Aldon Smith called it a statement win.

"Yeah, that's right," he said. "After the last game, some people were questioning us and we knew what we were capable of. We played all together as a unit and proved what we are as a defense."

Meanwhile, the Jets lost top wide receiver Santonio Holmes to what appeared to be a serious left foot injury. It was the first time New York was shut out since losing 9-0 to Green Bay on Oct. 31, 2010, and the Jets' biggest shutout home loss since falling 37-0 to Buffalo in 1989. 49ers 34, Jets 0

San Francisco 0 10 7 17 — 34

N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 0 — 0

Second Quarter

SF • Kaepernick 7 run (Akers kick), 13:37.

SF • FG Akers 36, :00.

Third Quarter

SF • Gore 2 run (Akers kick), 2:49.

Fourth Quarter

SF • Rogers 51 fumble return (Akers kick), 14:46.

SF • FG Akers 40, 8:23.

SF • Hunter 1 run (Akers kick), 6:03.

Attendance • 79,088.

SF NYJ

First downs 26 9

Total Net Yards 379 145

Rushes-yards 44-245 17-45

Passing 134 100

Punt Returns 4-40 0-0

Kickoff Returns 1-25 2-73

Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 12-22-0 14-30-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-9 3-12

Punts 4-46.0 8-37.9

Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-3

Penalties-yards 8-67 4-30

Time of Possession 36:56 23:04

Individual Statistics

Rushing • San Francisco, Gore 21-62, Hunter 8-56, Kaepernick 5-50, Manningham 1-28, Dixon 4-16, Ale.Smith 2-12, K.Williams 1-9, Ginn Jr. 1-7, Miller 1-5. N.Y. Jets, Greene 11-34, Powell 4-11, Tebow 2-0.

Passing • San Francisco, Ale.Smith 12-21-0-143, Kaepernick 0-1-0-0. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 13-29-1-103, Tebow 1-1-0-9.

Receiving • San Francisco, Manningham 3-47, Walker 2-31, V.Davis 2-28, Crabtree 2-15, Gore 2-13, Miller 1-9. N.Y. Jets, Holmes 4-29, Cumberland 4-17, Schilens 3-45, Kerley 2-12, Epps 1-9.

Missed Field Goals • San Francisco, Akers 55 (WR), 40 (WR).

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