Box Score:

Hou 16 – SF 13


Offensive Report:



  • Jimmy Garoppolo: 10/12, 136 yards, 13.6 AVG, 1 TD 1 INT, 107.0 RTG
  • Nick Mullens: 6/7, 87 Yards, 12.4 AVG, 78.9 RTG
  • CJ Beathard: 10/17, 82 Yards, 4.8 AVG, 71.2 RTG


  • Jeremy McNichols: 10 CAR, 28 Yards, 2.8 AVG, LONG 6
  • C.J. Beathard: 3 CAR, 23 Yards, 7.7 AVG. LONG 17
  • Jeff Wilson: 5 CAR, 20 Yards, 4.0 AVG, 6 LONG 6
  • Joe Williams: 8 CAR, 18 Yards, 2.3 AVG, LONG 6


  • Marquise Goodwin: 3 REC, 61 Yards
  • Dante Pettis: 2 REC, 32 Yards
  • Victor Bolden Jr: 1 REC, 32 Yards
  • Kyle Juszczyk: 2 REC, 29 Yards
  • Jeremy McNichols:3 REC, 19 Yards
  • Pierre Garcon: 1 REC, 17 Yards
  • Aaron Burbridge: 1 REC, 16 Yards
  • Cole Hikutini: 1 REC, 14 Yards
  • Trent Taylor: 2 REC, 7 Yards, TD


Defensive Report:

  • Fred Warner: 5 Total Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Fumble Rec
  • Sheldon Day: 5 Total Tackles
  • Reuben Foster: 4 Total Tackles
  • D.J. Jones: 4 Total Tackles
  • Jaquiski Tartt: 3 Total Tackles
  • Jimmie Ward: 3 Total Tackles
  • Tarvarius Moore: 3 Total Tackles
  • Ronald Blair: 2 Total Tackles
  • Emmanuel Moseley- INT

*Stats per*


49ers display positive progress from last week but still have many areas that need improvement in late minute loss to the Texans.


Game Summary:

After a lackluster performance by the starting offense in week 1 of the preseason, the 49ers came out looking strong in their first drive versus the Texans. Jimmy Garoppolo went 6/7 for 87 passing yards including a 40 yard reception to Marquise Goodwin and converting on third down to Trent Taylor for a two yard touchdown. The Texans responded sharply in their first possession marching effortlessly down the field ending in a one yard touchdown to former 49er Bruce Ellington. Garoppolo continued to look pretty sharp on his second and final series hitting multiple different targets including Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor and tight end Cole Hikutini with a 14 yard reception on a beautiful play call. The drive and the first string offenses night ended poorly on a interception on a slightly high throw that bounced off of rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis’ outstretched hands and was hauled in by Texans defensive back Johnson Bademosi. Brandon Weeden’s first series at quarterback had early momentum but ended on a clutch open field tackle on third down by defensive lineman Sheldon Day. Throughout the game on the defensive side of the ball defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon continued to shine displaying great coverage and had multiple pass breakups. Second year quarterback C.J. Beathard looked confident behind center but struggled mightily with his accuracy and that was highlighted when he missed a wide open Dante Pettis who had ample space for a potential huge touchdown. The team made a smart decision playing linebacker Reuben Foster who has a pending two game suspension the whole first half and he looked sharp finishing with 4 total tackles. Two impressive defensive players in the game were the before mentioned Sheldon Day and rookie linebacker Fred Warner who made some great reads for tackle and recovered a fumble in his first playing time as a 49er after missing last week’s game. Undrafted rookie cornerback Emmanuel Moseley came up with ridiculous interception off of quarterback Joe Webb but the Beathard led offense failed to cash in with any points.

For the second straight week the team’s defensive unit’s pass rush failed to generate much pressure on the Texans quarterbacks, the team is desperately searching for some players to step it up in that department and it will be vital to having a successful year. One of the biggest concerns with the 49ers throughout the game was the amount of costly flags which the team will need to focus on immediately and clean up before the start of the season, they had a total of 15 penalties for 140 yards. The other big area of concern is with the 49ers running attack, they had a difficult time creating many effective carries which falls on both the running backs and the offensive line.The second half of this game was extremely sloppy by both teams who struggled to produce much of anything before a late touchdown by Vincent Smith of the Texans. The 49ers will look to bounce back next week on the road versus the Indianapolis Colts.


Biggest Play:

40 Yard pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Marquise Goodwin



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