49ers top play No. 8
49ers backup quarterback C.J. Beathard beats the blitz, and Goodwin takes the top off the Green Bay Packers’ defense in play No. 8 of the 2018 season.
After missing Week 5 due to quadriceps and hamstring injuries, Goodwin shined bright under the lights of Monday Night Football in Week 6. Goodwin’s first touchdown reception of the day came when the Packers brought a cornerback blitz in the first quarter of the game.
Cornerback Kevin King lined up in press coverage against Goodwin, and blitzed once the ball was snapped, but the corner was easily picked up by Juszczyk in the Niners’ backfield. Goodwin cut inside linebacker Clay Matthews, who failed to get a hand on the receiver before he broke open beyond linebacker Blake Martinez, who was attempting to drop deep into coverage.
After Goodwin passed the linebacker, he cut inside and away from Packers safety Kentrell Brice. With the advantage of a clean pocket, Beathard tossed the ball high into the air in his wide receiver’s direction.
Goodwin was able to track the deep pass, which he caught in stride down the middle of the field. Brice made a last-ditch attempt by diving at the feet of the wideout, but Goodwin cruised past him and into the end zone for a 67-yard touchdown, which put the 49ers within striking distance of Green Bay.
The touchdown reception was Goodwin’s second of the season, and his first of two scores in a night that included four catches for 126 receiving yards for the explosive wide receiver: