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49ers pick up first victory

Sports Xchange

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — When he stepped to the podium, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan's hair was still wet from the celebratory postgame shower his players gave him in the locker room on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

It took him until his 10th game, but Shanahan finally got his first NFL coaching victory.

Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard passed for 288 yards and two touchdowns, leading the 49ers (1-9) to a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants (1-8).

"I feel good," Shanahan said. "I feel very good. I didn't know it would take this long. It's special with the guys. I was really happy for them. These guys have been working so hard."

Quarterback Eli Manning completed 28 of 37 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns for the Giants. He started his 208th consecutive game, tying his brother, Peyton, for the second longest streak in NFL history by a quarterback, behind only Brett Favre's streak of 297.

"It's tough losing," Manning said. "You work hard every week. You go out there to execute and make plays and put your team in a situation to win, and it's not happening.

"It's disappointing. We're in this situation and we're the reason we're in it. We just have to keep working and compete every week and expect to win next week."

Bucs end skid

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter was in no mood to criticize his team’s performance Sunday after a 15-10 victory over the New York Jets at Raymond James Stadium that snapped a five-game losing streak.

“That was not a work of art,” Koetter said. “But you don’t apologize for wins, either.

The Buccaneers (3-6) got three field goals from Patrick Murray and a touchdown reception from running back Charles Sims while limiting the Jets (4-6) to 275 yards.

 

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