Garoppolo threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns while completing 18 of 26 pass attempts Sunday against the Lions. He also carried three times for four yards in the 30-27 win.
Garoppolo completed 69 percent of his passes and connected with eight different receivers, though his numbers were suppressed a bit by a strong effort from the rushing attack. He completed a four-yard touchdown pass to Kendrick Bourne in the second quarter and capped off a short drive with an 11-yard strike to Garrett Celek to begin the third. It was a solid bounce-back performance for Garoppolo, who turned the ball over three times while suffering his first loss as the 49ers' starter last week against the Vikings. He'll likely be asked to do more next week as his team looks to keep pace with an explosive Chiefs offense.
Garoppolo actually compiled more passing yardage than may have been expected against a stingy Vikings secondary, but Minnesota ballhawks still victimized him to the tune of three interceptions. The fifth-year pro also lost Marquise Goodwin to a quadriceps injury for a portion of the contest, although he displayed a strong connection with both George Kittle and rookie Dante Pettis. Given the adverse circumstances of a road matchup against an elite defense, Garoppolo's afternoon wasn't a total washout by fantasy standards, and he certainly provided enough reason for optimism. He'll look to bounce back in a Week 2 matchup against the Lions.
Garoppolo completed 9 of 19 passes for 135 yards during Saturday's 23-17 preseason loss to the Colts. He also gained eight yards on his only carry.
Garoppolo made some impressive throws and hung tough in the pocket on several occasions, but he managed a pedestrian 7.1 yards per attempt and completed just 47 percent of his passes. He nearly threw a pair of interceptions in the red zone but was lucky enough to see the passes deflected to the ground. Perhaps most notably, Garoppolo displayed a solid rapport with top receivers Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin, who combined for five catches (on seven targets) for 102 yards. The fifth-year pro should be finished for the exhibition slate and looks poised to lead what should be an improved 49ers offense into the regular season.
Garoppolo will play at least one series during Saturday's preseason game in Houston, Matt Barrows of The Athletic Bay Area reports. "I see it [his playing time] pretty similar to the first game," coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday. "We'll feel it out. But he'll probably go a little more. I wouldn't expect much more."
Garoppolo was contained to one series last Thursday against the Cowboys, completing three of six passes for 34 yards. Among the attempts, three were directed at Marquise Goodwin, who has developed into Garoppolo's favorite target in his first training camp with the 49ers. With regard to this next exhibition, Garoppolo won't have three key members of the offense -- running backs Jerick McKinnon (calf) and Matt Breida (shoulder), plus tight end George Kittle (shoulder) -- at his disposal, so Shanahan can't be blamed for yanking the quarterback after just 1-2 possessions.
Garoppolo is scheduled to start Thursday's preseason game against Dallas, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo will adhere to the usual pattern for a starting quarterback, playing into the second quarter in the second preseason game and then handling the entire first half in the third game (he'll sit out the preseason finale). While many teams now hold their top quarterback out for the opener, the Niners understandably want Garoppolo to get plenty of live reps in preparation for his first full season as a starter.
|3||9/23/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/18||@ GB||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||27||19||70.4||182||6.74||37||1||0||5/36||2||0||101.2|
|2015||New England Patriots||5||0||4||1||25.0||6||1.50||6||0||0||0/0||0||0||39.6|
|2016||New England Patriots||6||2||63||43||68.3||502||7.97||37||4||0||3/15||7||0||113.3|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||5||178||120||67.4||1560||8.76||61||7||5||8/57||20||5||96.2|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||2||59||33||55.9||467||7.92||56||3||3||9/74||6||1||77.4|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||10||9||0.9||9||0||0||2|
|2015||New England Patriots||5||0||5||-5||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||6||2||10||6||0.6||10||0||0||1|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||5||15||11||0.7||8||1||0||3|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||2||5||10||2.0||5||0||0||1|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||6||2||1||3||3.0||3||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||5||1||-6||-6.0||-6||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||5||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||6||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|