49ers targeting date for Jimmy Garoppolo's first start


The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly eyeing Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks as Jimmy Garoppolo's first start with the team, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. He started his 208th consecutive game, tying his brother, Peyton, for the second longest streak in National Football League history by a quarterback, behind only Brett Favre's streak of 297. The Giants have allowed an opposing tight end to score a touchdown in every game so far this season. Carlos Hyde (98 yards) and Breida (55) led a strong running game that produced 186 yards.

The last time two National Football League teams met with a combined one or fewer wins this late in the season was November 4, 1984, when 1-8 Cleveland beat 0-9 Buffalo 13-10.

The Niners were the only team to pick up their play from there, using the two big TD passes from Beathard to take a halftime lead and then dominating the second half.

The time of death on any remaining level of interest in the Giants' season was about 3:53 PT, as running back Matt Breida cut through the NY defense untouched for a 33-yard score. Robbie Gould hit a 43-yard field goal and has not missed at Levi's Stadium. Defensive lineman Ronald Blair had two sacks and a tackle for loss. Three snaps after forcing a Giants fumble, the 49ers went deep and took a 10-6 lead on Goodwin's 83-yard touchdown reception 7:59 before halftime. San Francisco also got its first first down while holding a lead of the season on a 40-yard pass from Beathard to Louis Murphy in the third quarter. The Giants were able to move the ball (374 total yards) but were held to 13 points until the final minute of the game. Led by a quarterback they don't even plan to start in two weeks, the Niners played their best game of the season, gaining 474 yards while holding NY scoreless in the second half until a garbage-time touchdown with a minute left. The 49ers didn't punt until late in the fourth quarter when the outcome no longer was in doubt.