The San Francisco 49ers fell to the Houston Texans 23-10 in their exhibition opener on Saturday night at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
While the 49ers did not come away with the victory, a number of players impressed in the loss. Running back Jarryd Hayne and linebackers Eli Harold and Shayne Skov are just three of those players. Even backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert impressed on his way to a 125.6 QB rating.
What wasn't impressive was the 49ers secondary. For the first time in Houston Texans history, three quarterbacks each finished a single preseason game with a QB rating over 100.
Here are the recaps from numerous 49ers beat writers. More will be added to the list as they come in.
Jarryd Hayne makes case with strong 49ers debut
Matt Maiocco, CSN Bay Area
Hayne soars in 49ers' debut; who else stood out Saturday?
Matt Barrows, The Sacramento Bee
Jarryd Hayne puts on a show for 49ers in preseason
Paul Gutierrez, ESPN
Gabbert, Hayne shine in preseason loss
Chris Biderman, Niners Digest
What We Learned from 49ers vs. Texans
Taylor Price, 49ers.com
49ers fall 23-10 in exhibition opener
Cam Inman, The Mercury News
49ers 10, Texans 23: Grades
Grant Cohn, The Press Democrat