Jimmy Garoppolo tied this career-best stat vs. Cardinals on Monday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

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The 49ers got some excellent play from Jimmy Garoppolo against the Cardinals on Monday Night Football, but tying this career-best stat might be surprising.

There should be plenty of game balls to go around for the San Francisco 49ers after their 38-10 domination of the Arizona Cardinals at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City during Week 11’s installment of Monday Night Football.

Tight end George Kittle‘s team-high 84 yards receiving and two touchdowns are up there, while wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel both dazzled. Running back Christian McCaffrey had a 100-yard game, and coordinator DeMeco Ryans’ defense pitched a shutout in the second half for the third week in a row.

However, one has to give a lot of credit to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

He arguably played his best game of the season, and Jimmy G was a major reason why others like Samuel, Kittle and Aiyuk were able to pad their stats on Monday night.

Garoppolo went 20-of-29 passing for 228 yards, and he avoided the turnover problem to lower what’s already a career-low 1.7 interception percentage entering Week 11, tossing zero picks in the process. That marks the third week in a row Garoppolo hasn’t thrown an interception.

Yet that’s not the number worth discussing here.

Jimmy Garoppolo 4 touchdown passes ties a career record

Cooly mixed in those 20 pass completions were the four touchdowns he delivered on Monday night, split evenly between Aiyuk and Kittle, including this one to the All-Pro tight end when he slipped behind Arizona’s defense uncovered:

While Garoppolo has never had a five-touchdown game, he has thrown four touchdowns in a single game three times up to this point.

Ironically, two of those times were against the Cardinals back in the 2019 season (Weeks 8 and 10), and Garoppolo’s other four-touchdown game was that memorable back-and-forth affair between the Niners and New Orleans Saints when Jimmy G had to outduel Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

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Oh, and Kittle had that crazy fourth-down catch and run that set up the game-winning field goal. Remember now? Good.

Garoppolo didn’t have to outduel anyone in Week 11 against Arizona, as San Francisco’s defense ensured Cardinals quarterback Colt McCoy was adequately frustrated almost all night.

But still, a four-touchdown evening is never a bad thing, and the 49ers won in dominant fashion because of it.

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