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O'Sullivan, 49ers shred Packers

Aug 17, 2008 - 4:20 AM SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- The San Francisco 49ers' quarterback controversy may be over.

J.T. O'Sullivan took a clear lead in the three-man quarterback competition by throwing for 154 yards and a touchdown as the 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers, 34-6, on Saturday.

The six-year journeyman signal caller entered the preseason and - and this game - even with along with career backup Shaun Hill and last years starter, former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith.

O'Sullivan threw an interception early in the first quarter before leading San Francisco to two first-half scores including a 15-play, 87-yard yard drive that culminated in DeShaun Foster's 1-yard touchdown plunge.

O'Sullivan, who played under 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz in Detroit last season, finished his impressive half of play by connecting with rookie standout receiver Josh Morgan on a 59-yard touchdown bomb.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who became the Packers starter after future Hall of Famer Brett Favre was traded to the New York Jets, played the entire first half and completed 9-of-16 passes for 58 yards.

Rodgers, who played quarterback at the University of California, was passed on by San Francisco in favor of Smith before being selected by the Packers with the 24th pick in the 2005 draft.

Ironically, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy who was the Niners' offensive coordinator at the time, was involved in the decision to draft Smith over Rodgers.

Smith played the most of the second half but looked sloppy, completing 5-of-12 passes for 62 yards.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    GREEN BAY 3 0 3 0 6
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 14 10 10 34 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: GNB - FG, MASON CROSBY 31 YD, 13:07. Drive: 4
    plays, -6 yards in 0:54. GREEN BAY
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: SFO - TD, DESHAUN FOSTER 1 YD RUN (JOE NEDNEY
    KICK), 10:45. Drive: 15 plays, 87
    yards in 9:15.

    Aug 17 12:17 AM


  • NFL
    TD SFO
    ALLEN ROSSUM 67 YD PUNT RETURN
    (RICKY SCHMITT KICK)
    GREEN BAY 6
    SAN FRANCISCO 34 3:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Packers 6, 49ers 34  4th - 3:15Aug 17 12:05 AM
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    Packers 6, 49ers 27  4th - 5:36Aug 17 12:02 AM


  • NFL
    FG SFO
    RICKY SCHMITT 30 YD
    GREEN BAY 6
    SAN FRANCISCO 27 9:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Packers 6, 49ers 27  4th - 9:55Aug 16 11:49 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    GREEN BAY 3 0 3 6
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 14 10 24 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: GNB - FG, MASON CROSBY 31 YD, 13:07. Drive: 4
    plays, -6 yards in 0:54. GREEN BAY
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: SFO - TD, DESHAUN FOSTER 1 YD RUN (JOE NEDNEY
    KICK), 10:45. Drive: 15 plays, 87
    yards i

    Aug 16 11:33 PM
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    Packers 6, 49ers 24  3rd - 2:56Aug 16 11:30 PM


  • NFL
    TD SFO
    MORAN NORRIS 1 YD RUN
    (RICKY SCHMITT KICK)
    GREEN BAY 6
    SAN FRANCISCO 24 2:56 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Packers 6, 49ers 24  3rd - 2:56Aug 16 11:28 PM


  • NFL
    FG GNB
    MASON CROSBY 49 YD
    GREEN BAY 6
    SAN FRANCISCO 17 7:07 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Packers 6, 49ers 17  3rd - 7:07Aug 16 11:09 PM


  • NFL
    FG SFO
    JOE NEDNEY 49 YD
    GREEN BAY 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 17 8:24 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Packers 3, 49ers 17  3rd - 8:24Aug 16 11:03 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    GREEN BAY 3 0 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 14 14 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: GNB - FG, MASON CROSBY 31 YD, 13:07. Drive: 4
    plays, -6 yards in 0:54. GREEN BAY
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: SFO - TD, DESHAUN FOSTER 1 YD RUN (JOE NEDNEY
    KICK), 10:45. Drive: 15 plays, 87
    yards in 9:

    Aug 16 10:34 PM
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    Packers 3, 49ers 14  HalfAug 16 10:34 PM


  • NFL
    TD SFO
    J.T. O'SULLIVAN 59 YD PASS FROM JOSH MORGAN
    (JOE NEDNEY KICK)
    GREEN BAY 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 14 0:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Packers 3, 49ers 14  2nd - 0:58Aug 16 10:28 PM


  • NFL
    TD SFO
    DESHAUN FOSTER 1 YD RUN
    (JOE NEDNEY KICK)
    GREEN BAY 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 7 4:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Packers 3, 49ers 7  2nd - 4:15Aug 16 10:13 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    GREEN BAY 3 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: GNB - FG, MASON CROSBY 31 YD, 13:07. Drive: 4
    plays, -6 yards in 0:54. GREEN BAY
    3-0

    Aug 16 9:52 PM
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    Packers 3, 49ers 0  1st - 1:53Aug 16 9:51 PM


  • NFL
    FG GNB
    MASON CROSBY 31 YD
    GREEN BAY 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 1:53 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Packers 3, 49ers 0  1st - 1:53Aug 16 9:46 PM