Jimmy Garoppolo: 49ers quarterback’s best games to binge watch

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

No. 2: Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers’ Halloween Dogfight in Arizona

Notice a trend here?

There’s a good chance the Cardinals will be serious adversaries to the 49ers in coming seasons. And Week 9’s matchup at State Farm Stadium on Halloween proved to be the first of what could be many such instances.

Despite giving up an early Arizona touchdown, things looked good for San Francisco out of the gate. George Kittle, who took a massive hit early in the game, still managed to rumble his way on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to tie things up, and then Jimmy G hit Kendrick Bourne and Emmanuel Sanders for back-to-back touchdowns in the second quarter to give the Niners a 21-7 lead.

Yet things started to fall apart for the 49ers after halftime. Kittle and Sanders would have to exit the game, due to injury, and the Cardinals began their own spirited comeback in which they outscored San Francisco 18-7 in the second half.

Two plays from Garoppolo should stand out, though. First and the most obvious was his 21-yard touchdown pass to seldom-used wide receiver Dante Pettis, which proved to be the game winner.

But don’t overlook Garoppolo’s 3rd-and-9 completion to Ross Dwelley for 11 yards at the two-minute mark, which kept the chains moving and prevented Arizona from getting the ball back in an attempt to crack the Niners’ precarious 28-25 lead.

In all, Garoppolo was an impressive 28-of-37 this evening for 317 yards, four touchdowns against zero interceptions and a passer rating of 136.9. Yet the longer-lasting impression was Jimmy G’s interaction with Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews, which also provided an instant “feels great, baby” classic:

For those thinking Garoppolo can’t carry the team, this is yet another example proving otherwise.