The San Francisco 49ers gave up a 10-0 lead last week in a 19-10 loss to the Chicago
Bears thanks to monsoon-lite conditions at Soldier Field and the relative inexperience of quarterback Trey Lance
They didn’t have to contend with either in Week 2 and improved to 1-1 as a result.
Reasonable weather in Santa Clara and a first quarter, season-ending ankle injury for Lance led
to Jimmy Garoppolo’s triumphant return to the lineup. Garoppolo didn’t have to do much
he only threw 21 passes as the Niners controlled the game early and protected their lead en route to 45 run plays.
What we saw from the starter-turned-backup-turned-starter was generally positive.
He completed 62 percent of his passes, lost zero yards via sack,
avoided turnovers and scored two touchdowns — one on the ground and one through the air.
He wasn’t asked to do much. He certainly didn’t show the kind of downfield passing attack