Garoppolo was sitting on the bench for the past four seasons and needed to know whether or not Tom Brady was going to continue to play and seek a starting job elsewhere. Same for general manager Jerry Reese, who declined to speak to reporters when asked on his way out of the locker room. The 49ers desperately needed a quarterback because C.J. Beathard is the starter. But that's not how Kyle Shanahan sees it. "Doing some good things, in the first half I thought we came out well and moved the ball well and the second half just didn't execute well enough".
San Francisco hadn't won a single game on a Sunday since January 3, 2016. I was real happy for them. "I was real happy for them". I didn't know it'd take this long, but it was special with the guys. The rookie quarterback threw for 288 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in his first-career win.
Key Stat: Zero. That's the number of times Beathard was sacked on Sunday, after the Cardinals sacked him five times and hit him 16 times in the game prior.
A strong running attack and a growing defense were evident on Sunday night as the Saints rolled into Buffalo and rushed for 298 yards and a franchise record six touchdowns on their way to a 47-10 demolition of the Bills. "So we just have to keep working, compete every week and expect to win every week". They have seven weeks to do it, and time is ticking. "You work hard every week to go out there and execute well to make plays to put your team in a situation to win and it's not happening". San Francisco rolled up 474 yards of total offense. "To have them still out there going like that with how many we've lost in a row, that's what gave us a chance to win today and just real happy for them". Peterson had 159 rushing yards the previous week against the 49ers.
"Nothing has changed", Shanahan said.
The 49ers may have a potential star but if they aren't careful, they may lose him to free agency. "It's good to have it before a Bye week so we have two weeks to enjoy the 'W'". This means that Garoppolo left the bench of arguably the best team in the National Football League and a Super Bowl contender to go sit on the bench of arguably the worst team in the National Football League who just got their first win this past weekend.
Following a team photo on Monday, players and coaches will disperse around the country for some much-needed rest and relaxation. It was the absence of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith, who was out through injury and replaced by the out-of-his-depth Chaz Green.