The 49ers continue to roll — winning their third game in a row and fourth in the last five. The 49ers fought their hardest to win, and they did — winning on a last second, game-winning field goal to defeat the Tennessee Titans.
- Jimmy Garoppolo: 31/43 381 Yards 1 TD
- Kendrick Bourne: 4 Rec 85 Yards
- Marquise Goodwin: 10 Rec 114 Yards
- Robbie Gould: 6/6 FGs (Long: 50 Yard)
- DeForest Buckner: 7 Tackles 0.5 sack
- Reuben Foster: 7 Tackles
- Eric Reid: 6 Tackles
The San Francisco 49ers entered this game versus the Tennessee Titans looking to continue on with their hot streak, being winners of two of their last three games. 49ers Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo made his first start in front of the 49er Faithful at Levi’s Stadium, and he certainly did not disappoint. Jimmy G started out hot — completing 18/26 for 189 yards and 1 TD in the first two quarters. Even with his strong performance in the first half, the play of the game at that point had to have been the catch by Marquise Goodwin on 2nd and 9. The pass very well could’ve been an interception, but Goodwin came back for the ball and won the battle with the Titans cornerback to get not only the 49ers first down, but more importantly help prevent the turnover. Coming into the season, Goodwin was viewed as a limited receiver — a “one-trick pony” if you will, but as the season has progressed (and with the absence of Pierre Garçon) he has evolved into a complete player (32 targets, 24 catches, 319 yards). The 49ers dominated the first half of this game and seemed to have all of the momentum, but with the combination of having to settle for three field goals and letting up a Delanie Walker touchdown late, they went to the locker room with only a 16-10 lead. The Titans came out striking in the second half and picked apart the 49ers weak secondary, as Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had a ton of time to throw facing limited pressure. Tennessee scored on three straight possessions, eventually retaking a late lead. Jimmy Garoppolo looked sharp throughout the game, but saved his best performance for last as he seemed very calm and confident as he drove the offense down the field quickly to setup a game-winning, walk-off field goal by Robbie Gould. Gould has been just as important as Garoppolo in the team’s recent success as he has made a whopping 15 field goals in the last three games! As good as the passing offense looked, the running game looked just as bad, as the 49ers really struggled on the ground in today’s game. 49ers starting running back Carlos Hyde finished with only 25 rushing yards on 16 carries and rookie Matt Breida had 5 carries for 16 yards. Both running backs will look to improve on that going forward and will also need to work on pass protection pickups as they allowed unnecessary pressure on Garoppolo.
The 49ers will seek a fourth straight victory as they face off with the tough Jacksonville Jaguars in a Christmas Eve showdown.