Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Date of Jimmy Garoppolo's first 49ers start reportedly known

Date of Jimmy Garoppolo's first 49ers start reportedly known

Garoppolo will serve as the backup to rookie C.J. Beathard for the second straight game this week against the Giants. That changed when Beathard connected with speedy wide receiver Marquise Goodwin on an 83-yard TD play to give San Francsico a 10-6 lead.

NY - thought to be a top defensive squad entering the season - has been outscored 106-45 during the teams current three game losing streak and will have to face the high octane Chiefs in MetLife Stadium next Sunday.

Celek kept alive that touchdown drive by making a 9-yard catch on third-and-8 on the previous snap.

The San Francisco 49ers earned their first win of the season today, in Week 10, by beating the Giants 31-21.

In a game that featured two teams with one win between them entering Sunday, one could argue that the Niners' victory is counterproductive as it will only hurt their chances at the top draft pick. Running back Carlos Hyde gained 98 yards on 17 carries, as the Giants defense gave up 474 yards to a previously winless team. Beathard looked poised and in control all afternoon, completing 19-of-25 passes for 288 yards and three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing). The Giants failed to convert the 2-point conversion.

The Giants drove to San Francisco's 22 early in the second quarter, but on second-and-4, defensive end Ronald Blair III forced a Manning fumble, and strong safety Eric Reid recovered at the 15. 49ers starting TE George Kittle (ankle) and starting DE Solomon Thomas (knee) were inactive.

BETTER OFFENSE: With left tackle Joe Staley back from a 1 1/2-game absence, Beathard enjoyed better protection (no sacks, two hits) while Shanahan unleashed a game plan filled with screen passes, bootlegs and toss plays. Giants MLB Kelvin Sheppard, who started in place of injured MLB B.J. Goodson (ankle), left the game in the third quarter with a groin injury and did not return.

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