The 49ers' running backs are sure to have that in the back of their mind and will look to take advantage of the openings in the Chiefs defense.
Beathard took over for Garoppolo with just over five minutes left, and he appeared to throw a touchdown pass to George Kittle before offensive pass interference wiped it out.
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Inside the Kansas City Chiefs' locker room, they've been looking for a nickname for their record-breaking young quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. "I think it will be a little easier this time".
Chiefs kingdom, indeed. According to NFL Network, the Chiefs have scored 118 points through three games which is the sixth highest number since 1970. He dismantled the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, throwing for 314 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions. Obviously, feel for him personally.
"C.J. played a lot of games for us past year", 49ers left tackle Joe Staley said. Head-to-head can serve as a nice tiebreaker if two teams are even, but it is not the number one criteria.
Just about every eligible Chiefs receiver is getting in on the party.
Mahomes now owns the National Football League record for most TD passes in the first three games of a season with 13, after surpassing Peyton Manning, who tallied 12 for the 2013 Denver Broncos en route to winning the MVP award but losing Super Bowl XLVIII. He scrambled to his left, then ran backward doing a 180 back to the right almost falling down in the process.
Beathard said part of his duty for as long as he is the 49ers' starting quarterback is to be a leader and keep the team together through adversity. I know if I get through my reads there will be someone open. "I was like, 'Hey, brother, we've got you".
The 26-year-old Garoppolo was carted off the field and exited the game with 251 yards and two scores on a 20-of-30 day.