No. 3: Jimmy Garoppolo once again teases his potential
San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has not yet had a game where he fully took over the game, and that certainly wasn’t happening in this weather.
Garoppolo finished the game 12-of-21 passing for 151 yards and an interception.
Similar to last week, raw stats don’t tell the full story. The first half was lacking, but Garoppolo made the proper adjustments in the second half to pull out another win.
The interception looked a lot worse than it actually was. Faced with a fourth down and with pressure coming, Garoppolo launched a ball downfield.
It wasn’t the worst throw in the world, but was just underthrown enough to allow it to be picked off. It was essentially almost a punt.
There were also several drops in the slick conditions, which made the stats look worse than it was.
What counted most was the second half. Interception aside, Garoppolo was perfect throwing the ball in the tough conditions and made several splash plays to get into scoring position. In such a defensive slugfest, it was enough.
He also advanced several drives with some scrambling, improvisation that wasn’t seen in his Washington quarterback counterpart, Case Keenum.
Once again it wasn’t a complete game, but it was enough to show Garoppolo can win games without showing off everything he’s capable of.