October 27, 2019 / 11:41 PM / 25 days ago

49ers run all over Panthers, move to 7-0

October 27, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Tevin Coleman scored three of San Francisco’s five rushing touchdowns and added a fourth on a 10-yard reception Sunday afternoon as the 49ers remained unbeaten with a 51-13 shellacking of the visiting Carolina Panthers.

Coming off a 9-0 shutout of the Washington Redskins, the 49ers’ defense sacked Kyle Allen seven times and forced three interceptions while limiting the Carolina offense to 230 total yards. Allen entered with no interceptions while going 4-0 in four starts this season.

The outcome was never in doubt, as the 49ers (7-0) took the opening kickoff and quickly gobbled up 75 yards in 11 plays, capped by a 4-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to newcomer Emmanuel Sanders. Acquired earlier in the week from Denver, Sanders finished with four catches for 25 yards.

Garoppolo also connected with Coleman for the 10-yard score in the second quarter, but San Francisco did a majority of its damage on the ground.

Coleman scored from 19, 48 and 1 yards, Deebo Samuel scampered 20 yards on a reverse and Raheem Mostert capped the scoring on a 41-yard blast in the fourth quarter. The 49ers finished with 232 yards rushing and 388 overall.

Christian McCaffrey had a 40-yard touchdown run for the Panthers (4-3), who were coming off a bye. The former standout at nearby Stanford University was the game’s leading rusher with 117 yards on 14 carries and also caught four passes for 38 yards.

Allen finished 19 of 37 for 158 yards without a touchdown. He threw his interceptions to Richard Sherman, Emmanuel Moseley and Nick Bosa, who also recorded three of San Francisco’s seven sacks.

Coleman finished as the 49ers’ leading rusher with 105 yards on just 11 carries. Garoppolo went 18 of 22 for 175 yards. He was intercepted once and sacked in the end zone for a third-quarter safety by Bruce Irvin.

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