"We all know Jimmy can throw it and get his numbers", Shanahan said. Garoppolo posted his first 300-yard passing game since Week 15 of the 2017 season. The defense settled in like they have all season holding Arizona to seven plays on the next two drives. "He's a very good football player".
That's not a bad outlook for the Saints.
However there was one main drawback for the Cardinals: Kingsbury referred to as a timeout simply earlier than the play started. San Francisco's offense played well all night but it was their defense that was lacking.
However the 49ers had been in a position to run out the clock on their ensuing offensive drive to finish Arizona's comeback. He ran for 110 yards and a touchdown at 7.3 yards per carry while adding four catches for 52 yards. The Cardinals stuffed San Francisco at the goal line. If he continues to play like this, the 49ers are going to be almost unbeatable moving forward.
Drake was badly needed against San Francisco because Johnson and backup Chase Edmonds were sidelined because of injury. "You think about what he did under the tutelage of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady [of the New England Patriots], I don't think that organization would have acquired Jimmy G if he wouldn't have done some of the things that he did".
The 25-year-old recorded 34 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and a half-sack in eight games this season, his first in San Francisco after signing a four-year, $54 million contract. "I think his skill set is ideal for what we do".
Despite the pain, Kittle still managed to score an impressive tying touchdown on a 30-yard reception just before the end of the first quarter.
"But we don't like the way it ended tonight", San Francisco linebacker Dre Greenlaw said.
"As a unit, we've got to find a way to be better against the pass", Kingsbury said. And with a Monday Night Football matchup with the Seattle Seahawks looming, there's no doubt he's enjoying the moment.