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Titans CB Brice McCain: Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t do anything special

49ers players were impressed by the way quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo led the offense during Sunday’s 25-23 win over the Titans with right guard Brandon Fusco saying that no one on the team knew that the quarterback “was this special.” One member of the Titans was less taken with Garoppolo’s play in Sunday’s game. Cornerback Brice [more]

49ers players didn’t know Jimmy Garoppolo “was this special”

From the start of the 2016 season through their 11th game of this season, the 49ers managed three wins. Sunday’s 25-23 victory over the Titans means they’ve now won three games in the last three weeks and it isn’t hard to find the guy getting the credit for that change of fortunes. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo does it again as 49ers beat Titans

The 49ers were 1-10. Then Jimmy Garoppolo became their starting quarterback. Now the 49ers are 4-10. Garoppolo has led the 49ers to three wins in three starts, including a thrilling 25-23 victory today over the Titans. In todays game, Garoppolo was nothing short of outstanding: He completed 31 of 43 passes for 381 yards, with [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Broncos and it continues with this season’s first two Saturday games. 12 more games will be played on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, [more]

Garrett Celek, Benardrick McKinney each fined $18,231

Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney and 49ers tight end Garrett Celek had a costly day for different plays during San Francisco’s victory over Houston on Sunday. McKinney was penalized for a third-quarter hit on Jimmy Garoppolo, drawing a 15-yard roughing penalty. Garoppolo completed the pass to Marquise Goodwin for 13 yards, and with the penalty tacked [more]

49ers tackle Trent Brown to have season-ending surgery

The 49ers have had some encouraging signs of late, but they’re also well out of playoff contention, and guys with lingering injuries get shut down this time of year. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, right tackle Trent Brown will have season-ending surgery to repair a shoulder injury he suffered in November, [more]

49ers signing Max McCaffrey off Packers practice squad

The 49ers added someone General Manager John Lynch knows well. At least, someone whose dad Lynch knows well. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the 49ers are signing wide receiver Max McCaffrey off the Packers practice squad. McCaffrey’s the older brother of Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, and the son of former NFL [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo has brought a winning feeling to 49ers

There’s probably not a 3-10 team in the league feeling better about life than the 49ers. And that’s easy to attribute to one guy in particular. With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo taking over two games ago and leading them to their first back-to-back road wins since 2014, the 49ers are feeling a new feeling — swagger. [more]

Browns would pick first and sixth, which is nice

The Browns moved a step closer to securing the top pick in next year’s draft, and their second pick’s getting better too, with the Texans losing again. New Browns General Manager John Dorsey has to enjoy the fact the Browns would be picking first and sixth in the 2018 NFL Draft, if the season ended [more]

NFL warns of “significant discipline” for any offensive conduct toward officials

Numerous incidents regarding players, coaches and officials in recent weeks has led the NFL to send a memo to teams to warn of severe penalties for continued abuse of officials. According to Kevin Seifert of, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent sent a memo to all 32 teams on Monday saying there will be [more]

49ers get back-to-back wins for first time since 2014 as Jimmy Garoppolo stars

The 49ers have their quarterback. They also have a winning streak. Jimmy Garoppolo moved to 2-0 as the team’s starting quarterback, directing a 26-16 victory over the Texans. It was the first time the 49ers have won back-to-back games in the same season since November 2014. Last week, Garoppolo went 26-of-37 for 293 yards with [more]

T.J. Yates to DeAndre Hopkins again gives Texans the lead

T.J. Yates has played two series. The only question he has left is: Why didn’t the Texans put him in the lineup sooner? It took an injury to Tom Savage, who has not returned after taking a huge hit from Elvis Dumervil in the second quarter, for Yates to play. Yates has led the Texans [more]

49ers lead injury-plagued Texans 13-9

No team has been hit by injuries harder than the Texans, who already have Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve. In the first half, Houston lost left tackle Kendall Lamm, quarterback Tom Savage, running back Lamar Miller and defensive lineman Brandon Dunn among others. Houston has not provided updates [more]

Tom Savage injured after taking a huge hit

Texans quarterback Tom Savage got absolutely blown up by Elvis Dumervil. Savage’s hands shook as he lay on the ground. Savage was checked out on the sideline while the 49ers had the ball but was allowed to return for the next series. He threw two incompletions on the next series before being checked out again [more]

Kendall Lamm becomes fifth Texans player with concussion in two weeks

The Texans have had a turnstile at left tackle. Duane Brown, Chris Clark, Kendall Lamm and Jeff Allen all have played there this season for Houston. Lamm left in the first quarter with a concussion. The Texans announced he will not return. He becomes the fifth player to leave a game with a concussion in [more]

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