In a game that featured two of the NFL's three remaining one-win teams, the 49ers (2-7) ended a six-game losing streak in the San Francisco Bay Area clubs' final scheduled meeting before the Raiders (1-7) move to Las Vegas.
The former undrafted free agent out of Favre's alma mater Southern Mississippi finished 16 for 22 in place of the injured C.J. Beathard and had a 151.9 passer rating, the highest for a quarterback with at least 15 attempts in an National Football League debut since the 1970 merger.
Mullens completed his first three passes, including a 24-yard touchdown toss to Pierre Garcon, to lead the 49ers on a 75-yard drive to begin the game.
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- A San Francisco 49ers cheerleader took a knee during the national anthem just before Thursday's game against the Oakland Raiders.
The Oakland Raiders are 1-7 in the Jon Gruden era so far, but Gruden is still optimistic about the future of the franchise.
Raheem Mostert added a 52-yard TD run and the defense generated eight sacks for the first time since 2009.
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Gould's second field goal, a 25-yarder with 3:59 remaining, capped the scoring.
Despite putting together the worst performance of the year, Gruden still believes he'll turn Oakland into a championship team. After the game, Mullens said all he needed was a chance.
Carr was pulled early in the fourth quarter with the game out of hand, with A.J. McCarron mopping up.
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