49ers, Beathard slammed back to reality by Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) scrambles away from the Seattle Seahawks' Bradley McDougald (30) and Marcus Smith (97) in the second half of an NFL game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, November 26, 2017. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
SANTA CLARA – Jimmy Garoppolo’s much-anticipated 49ers debut arrived with only 67 seconds to spare in Sunday’s 24-13 home reduction towards the Seattle Seahawks.

But, in just his three snaps, Garoppolo threw a touchdown pass over the game’s remaining and confirmed the graceful fashion that may entrench him because the 49ers beginning quarterback, not less than for this season’s last five video games while in the wake of C.J. Beathard’s late-game knee harm Sunday.

Mentor Kyle Shanahan was not prepared to declare Garoppolo as his new starting up quarterback. It’s probably the most probably scenario, nonetheless, for when the 49ers (1-10) enjoy next Sunday in Chicago, merely a 30-mile drive from Garoppolo’s hometown of Arlington Heights.

“I’m likely to maintain performing identical to I have the past month,” Garoppolo said. “It’s a work in development. It’s a grind. But I’m taking pleasure in it.”

Garoppolo has never performed at Soldier Area in his 4 NFL seasons, and he acknowledged he’s “pretty excited” regarding the prospect of performing so. If he does get started, he much better hope he will get more defense from your offensive line.

Beathard endured an additional grass-stained thrashing (thirteen hits, three sacks) and eventually obtained compelled out with 1:07 remaining on the hit to his left knee. That led the sparse group to cheer Garoppolo’s arrival, which several 49ers gamers found disrespectful toward the injured Beathard.

Beathard limped away after this fifth straight commence and heads Monday for an examination on his knee. “It could just become a bruise into the knee,” Beathard reported. “I do not believe anything’s torn. I never experience like it can be.”

Unwilling to insert Garoppolo earlier given that his Oct. 31 trade from your Patriots, the 49ers had been forced to for this game’s closing act. He scrambled 9 yards on his initial snap and afterwards completed the 2 passes he threw, the final a single resulting in a very 10-yard touchdown completion to Louis Murphy as time expired.

“It was cool,” Garoppolo said of the initial touchdown pass because 7 days 2 last season as Tom Brady’s stand-in together with the Patriots. “Tough scenario, being down whatsoever at that point. We’ll transfer on from in this article.”

That past line echoes his New England upbringing the earlier 3 1/2 seasons.

“Murph produced a great catch on it eventually zone,” Garoppolo included. “The (offensive) line gave me some time. I’d to scramble a bit. It was a pleasant perform by most people.”

Explained Murphy: “I’ve been noticing in practice the past several months how speedy the ball comes from his hand and just how he stays alive.”

The 49ers are 1-10 with the 2nd straight year, owning had their bye final weekend immediately after beating the new York Giants to snap an historic 0-9 start out.

The Seahawks (7-4) never trailed Sunday and therefore are unbeaten in 4 outings to Levi’s Stadium. To the fourth straight year, the 49ers had been swept with the Seahawks within their two-game series, a skid that actually stretches nine online games when counting the 2013 NFC Championship Game at Seattle.

Now the 49ers get ready to go to the Bears (3-8) within the 1st weekend of December to the third straight yr. The 49ers dropped 26-6 past year but received 26-20 in 2015. Chicago is coming off a 31-3 reduction Sunday at Philadelphia.


BEATHARD BATTERED: Beathard could not muster considerably generation, nor could his linemen keep his jersey clear. Michael Bennett jumped offside and shipped the knockout blow to Beathard, who reported he felt ache shoot up from his knee to his hip. As he headed for your sideline, Beathard reported he didn’t hear the cheer of Garoppolo-hungry followersin the stadium about five percent full – and was a lot more focused on his knee.

Comparable to his first three begins, Beathard endured far also substantially punishment, including 10 hits and two sacks by halftime. The 49ers offensive line plainly skipped Beathard’s right-side bodyguard in Trent Brown, whose shoulder personal injury Thursday built him a game-day scratch and forced rookie Erik Magnuson to start at appropriate deal with. Remaining tackle Joe Staley claimed he hyperextended his still left knee early while in the fourth quarter and missed a single snap but should be Ok likely forward.

GAROPPOLO DEBUT: At 4:11 p.m., Garoppolo took his very first snaps of what could possibly be lots of in his 49ers tenure. It took a while with the participate in contact to reach, and once he took the shotgun snap from Daniel Kilgore, Garoppolo scrambled and slid for the 4-yard achieve into the Seattle fourteen. Following a wrong start off by Magnuson, Garoppolo completed his 1st pass, an 8-yard strike to Aldrick Robinson. Then came the game-ending touchdown toss to Murphy.

“There’s never an easy scenario to enter. Being a backup, I have seasoned each finishes of it,” Garoppolo explained. “But you usually need to be ready. I’ve been expressing it with the final 4 years: you never know when you are time’s going to come or if it is likely to come back, so when it does, you’ve got to take full advantage of it.”

Staley reported Garoppolo has tested to be “very sensible, a dazzling guy” and is choosing up Shanahan’s offensive system “very nicely.”

Murphy, who stayed all around to assist catch Garoppolo during the bye week, stated Garoppolo is unquestionably choosing up the offense. When Garoppolo entered for his 49ers debut Sunday, Murphy stated he instructed the huddle: “OK fellas, right here we go.”

Defense Vacant HANDED: Wilson didn’t get sacked, and chasing him proved annoying. Once the 49ers unsuccessful to corral him around the opening sequence after halftime, he converted a third-down pass (29 yards to Doug Baldwin) to keep alive an eventual landing travel. That 17-yard scoring strike to Nick Vannett built it 14-6 around the 49ers. No keeping penalties got known as to the Seahawks, who received away having a couple.

KICKERS Matter: The 49ers Robbie Gould has manufactured a field intention every single game this time, and he transformed a 38-yarder to drag the 49ers in 7-3 with 4 seconds until halftime. His 42-yard discipline objective on the opening sequence after halftime produced it 7-6. Seahawks counterpart Blair Walsh skipped a 48-yard discipline goal attempt on their 2nd series – his fifth miss in his previous 10 makes an attempt – but he did make a 34-yard discipline aim with 3:30 remaining.

RECEIVER WOES: The 49ers obviously are missing a go-to large receiver inside the wake of Pierre Garçon’s season-ending neck harm a month in the past. Marquise Goodwin and Trent Taylor are having a lot of the targets as extensive receivers. But Beathard’s go-to selection has long been his functioning backs on swing passes. Goodwin had a foot injuries Sunday that retained him away from a fourth-quarter comeback attempt.

Essential Players

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: He was twenty of 34 for 228 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, which landed in Eric Reid’s hand on the game’s to start with snap. Wilson experienced seven carries for twenty five yards.

49ers QB C.J. Beathard: A late travel padded his stats: 22-of-38 for 201 yards with an intereception. He was 4-of-13 prior to, with Bobby Wagner bearing down amongst a six-man pass rush, he completed a 34-yard lob to Marquise Goodwin towards the Seattle 34.

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner: Apart from his interception, he had 8 tackles along with a pass defense.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham: A 1-yard landing capture was sufficient to overshadow an before fall and also other ineffective motion.

49ers RB Carlos Hyde: Held to 9 yards on eight carries while in the to start with 50 %, Hyde was the fast aim just after halftime, having 7 carries for 38 yards on the 1st eight snaps of your 2nd 50 %. He completed with sixteen carries for 47 yards, but had seven receptions over a game-high thirteen targets for 21 yards.

49ers SS Eric Reid: He intercepted Wilson’s 35-yard pass on the game’s initially snap, shadowing restricted finish Jimmy Graham towards the Seahawks sideline and chopping in front to simply snare the ball. It had been Reid’s second interception in a few video games. Later inside the first quarter, Reid drew a personal foul for the strike on restricted finish Nick Vannett crossing above the middle.

49ers WR Trent Taylor: His 29-yard reception inside the initial half’s closing minute put in place a 38-yard industry target. Taylor experienced an early reception stripped from his hands for an interception that brought about Seattle’s landing.