Final Score: 27-38 L

Offensive Stats:

  • Jimmy Garoppolo: 20.30, 251 YDS, 2 TDs (4 sacks/23 YDS)
  • Matt Breida: 10 CAR, 90 YDS (Long: 26)
  • Alfred Morris: 14 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD (Long: 16)
  • Kyle Juszczyk: 2 REC, 4 TGTS, 38 YDS, 1 TD (Long: 35)
  • Trent Taylor: 3 REC, 4 TGTS, 24 YDS (Long: 10)
  • George Kittle: 5 REC, 7 TGTS, 79 YDS (Long: 23)
  • Kendrick Bourne: 1 REC, 2 TGTS, 27 YDS
  • Pierre Garcon: 1 REC, 4 TGTS, 11 YDS
  • Raheem Mostert: 1 REC, 1 TGT, 8 YDS
  • Garrett Celek: 1 REC, 1 TGT, 7 YDS

Defensive Stats:

  • Fred Warner: 9 solo TKLS, 2 TFL
  • Reuben Foster: 6 solo TKLS
  • Antone Exum Jr: 9 solo TKLS, 1 sack, 1 TFL
  • Ahkello Witherspoon: 5 solo TKLS
  • Arik Armstead: 2 solo TCKLS,1 TFL
  • Ronald Blair III: 2 solo TCKLS, 1 TFL

Game Summary:

This game got ugly very quickly. The 49ers received the opening kickoff and swiftly went three-and-out after a 3-play, 5-yard drive. George Kittle had another drop on a wide-open pass attempt.

The Chiefs wasted no time getting the ball rolling on their end, as they embarked on a 11-play, 57-yard drive that ended in RB Kareem Hunt running it in from the 1-yard line. (0-7 KC 8:24 1st)

The 49ers got the ball back and did absolutely nothing with it. They went 31 yards on five plays, then were forced to punt.

The Chiefs started their next drive at their own 16-yard line. They were on the receiving end of a handful of questionable (to say the least) penalties called on the 49ers all day. Before you knew it, the Chiefs were passing midfield, and the 49ers defense couldn’t tackle to save their lives!

A few plays later, Exum sacked Mahomes for a 6-yard loss on 2nd & 10. The next play Mahomes’ pass intended for Conley fell incomplete, but a pass-interference penalty was called on SF CB K. Williams in the endzone, setting the Chiefs up with a 1st & goal at the SF 1. The very next play Kareem Hunt ran it in once again from the 1-yard line. (0-14 KC 2:20 1st)

The 49ers started their ensuing drive at their own 25-yard line after a touchback. A pass-interference penalty called on the Chiefs set the 49ers up at their own 44-yard line. Two plays later, 49ers OL Mike Person was called for a chopblock, backing San Francisco up 15 yards. Another two plays later, Joe Staley was called for a false start, backing the offense up another five yards! However, Garoppolo hit TE Kittle for a 15-yard gain that took the ball down to the KC 37-yard line. Two plays later, Garoppolo found FB Juszcyzk open for a 35-yard score! (7-14 KC 11:52 2nd)

The Chiefs started their next drive on their own 25-yard line. Mahomes hit Kelce for a 25-yard gain, and then hit Hill deep down the middle for a 42-yard gain, and just like that — the Chiefs were at the SF 8-yard line. Wasting no time, Mahomes escaped the pressure from Marsh, and hit Conley for a 4-yard score in the back of the endzone, in what was a Russell Wilson-esque play. (7-21 KC 8:54 2nd)

After a touchback, the 49ers started once again at their own 25-yard line. RB Matt Breida fell down on a non-contact injury, that looked like an ACL injury to some degree. He exited the game, and the 49ers quickly went three-and-out and were forced to punt the ball almost instantly. Their drive lasted only 1:24.

On the first play of the Chiefs’ ensuing drive, KC WR Sammy Watkins had the ball knocked out by SF DB Exum, but it was recovered by KC WR Tyreek Hill. Back-to-back penalties called on the 49ers (unnecessary roughness #56, too many men on the field) moved the ball from the KC 39-yard line to the SF 34-yard line. Two plays later, Mahomes hit a wide open Harris in the endzone for a 13-yard score. (7-28 KC 3:37)

The 49ers next drive traveled only 4 yards on 5 plays, and ended quickly with a punt.

The Chiefs, once again, proved to be too much for the 49ers’ defense. They drove the ball down the field on a 9-play, 68-yard drive that ended in yet another Mahomes touchdown pass to Watkins. (7-35 0:34 2nd)

The 49ers started their next drive at their own 25-yard line with :34 left in the 1st half. The 49ers put together one of their better drives of the day, moving the ball pass-by-pass until they got to the KC 21-yard line! With :04 left in the 1st half, Robbie Gould came in and kicked the ball straight ahead for 3! (10-35 KC end of 2nd)

To start the 3rd quarter, the 49ers defense did the unthinkable — they forced the Chiefs offense to punt! After a drive only consisting of 6 plays and 23 yards, their punter came out for his first action of the day.

The 49ers began their next drive on their 13-yard line. Garoppolo quickly hit Garcon for an 11-yard gain to get some breathing room. Luckily, Matt Breida was fine and back in the game. The next play was a pitch to Breida that picked up 27 yards, setting the 49ers up at their own 45-yard line. The next play, Breida carried the ball forward for another 21 yards! Garoppolo then hit Kittle for a gain of 23 yards to set the 49ers up at the KC 11-yard line! The next play, Garoppolo hit a wide-open Goodwin for the score! Gould missed the extra point. (16-35 KC 8:59 3rd)

The Chiefs, yet again, were forced to punt on their ensuing drive after going -5 yards on three plays.

The 49ers offense then drove the ball 77 yards on 11 plays, which ended with Alfred Morris running the ball up the middle for a 3-yard score! The 49ers then successfully converted the two-point conversion! (24-35 KC 2:43 3rd)

The Chiefs answered with their own 9-play, 56-yard drive that ended in a field goal. (24-38 KC 0:16 3rd)

The 49ers put together an impressive 17-play, 58-yard drive on the ensuing drive. However, on 3rd & goal at the KC 20-yard line, Garoppolo decided to stay in bounds and lower his shoulder while running it along the sideline. He got hit and was instantly down and in pain. He exited the game by being carted off the field.

CJ Beathard came in for the injured Garoppolo. The next play, on 4th & goal, Beathard found Kittle in the edge of the endzone for the touchdown! However, the score was nullified by an extremely questionable pass-interference penalty called on FB Kyle Juszczyk, who didn’t even initiate contact. Yep, it was that kind of day for the 49ers.

Robbie Gould was forced to come out and kick the field goal. (27-38 KC 5:21 4th)

Sadly, the Chiefs got the ball with 5:17 left in the game, and they never gave the ball back.

The 49ers lost the game by 11 points, but most importantly, may have lost their franchise QB for the season to a torn-ACL. Let’s all hope for the best for now — it’s not like we can do much more.