London’s probably getting an NFL team one day.
Unless, of course, they see enough Jaguars games and decide to pass.
The “home” Jaguars looked as much like a professional team as The Monkees resembled The Beatles, as they were thrashed 42-10 by the 49ers.
The 49ers scored touchdowns on their first four possessions and never looked back. That kept the Jaguars from using their best offensive player (Maurice Jones-Drew) to full effect, and they never had much of a chance. There was a brief flurry of competence in the third quarter, but this was on the whole another embarrassing display.
The Jaguars are now 0-8, having lost 13 straight going back to last year and 27 of their last 31.
San Francisco took care of business on the ground, rushing for 221 yards, with Kendall Hunter getting 84 yards, Frank Gore 71 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Colin Kaepernick 54 yards and two touchdowns (along with his efficient enough 164 passing yards).
The win was the fifth straight for the 49ers after a 1-2 start. They now have a bye week before hosting the surprising Panthers. That game should be more of a challenge for their offense, or just a challenge in general.
Because Sunday was not.