Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Garoppolo got ‘a great look’ on 49ers game-winning touchdown to Jeff Wilson

Nov 17, 2019 at 6:15 PM--

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo needed some clutch moments late during the San Francisco 49ers' eventual 36-26 Week 11 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

And as things turned out, it was seldom-used running back Jeff Wilson who delivered the game-winning play to ensure the Niners would improve to 9-1 on the season.

Trailing 26-23 with less than two minutes remaining in regulation, Garoppolo dropped back and saw Wilson running up the middle of the field. A Cardinals defender slipped in coverage, leaving Wilson all alone to scramble into the end zone for a 25-yard catch-and-run touchdown:

That would put San Francisco ahead 30-26, and the 49ers would increase their lead by six more on the Cardinals' final offensive snap of the day, which eventually found its way into the hands of defensive back D.J. Reed for a "scoop and score" defensive touchdown.

Still, Wilson's score was the game winner.

"We got a great look," Garoppolo said of the play to Wilson. "It was zero, the [defensive] end peeled with Jeff. I felt the pressure up the middle and kind of just put it out there. I wanted him to just make a play on it.

"I just heard the crowd erupt. I didn't see him catch it."

But Wilson did catch it on what ended up being the lone impact he made on the stat sheet. And Wilson's grab put the exclamation point on what was a very notable performance from Garoppolo, too.

"I really don't know what to say," Wilson told reporters after the game. "I am still kind of in the moment. I don't know how to feel. I don't know what to say. I don't know what to do. I am just happy that I was able to make a play for my team."

Wilson's touchdown capped off a four-touchdown effort from Garoppolo. Two weeks ago, when the 49ers visited the Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, Garoppolo enjoyed his first four-touchdown game of his NFL career.

After Sunday, he has two four-touchdown games under his belt.

"He did a good job getting loose and they made a nice play," Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said of Garoppolo's game winner. "[They] had a really good play call into that, and you've got to give them credit for executing that junction."
  • Written by:
    Peter Panacy has been writing about the 49ers since 2011 for outlets like Bleacher Report, Niner Noise, 49ers Webzone, and is occasionally heard as a guest on San Francisco's 95.7 FM The Game and the Niners' flagship station, KNBR 680. Feel free to follow him, or direct any inquiries to his Twitter account.

More San Francisco 49ers News

49ers place RB Jeff Wilson on reserve/COVID list, cut two others

By David Bonilla
Jul 30, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that running back Jeff Wilson Jr. has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He joins wide receiver Richie James Jr., who was placed on the list on Monday. Wilson was among the players who reported for COVID-19 testing on Tuesday. The reserve/COVID-19 list has been created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. If a player falls into either of these categories, his club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to the roster status and may not disclose whether the player is in quarantine

Read the Full Article

49ers roster: Jeff Wilson, Richie James removed from reserve/COVID-19 list; D.J. Reed waived/injured; other announcements

By David Bonilla
Aug 4, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers announced several roster moves on Tuesday. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. and wide receiver Richie James Jr. have been activated off of the reserve/COVID-19 list. That means the team no longer has any players on the list. James, however, is being moved to the active/non-football-injury list due to the broken wrist he suffered in June. The 49ers waived safety D.J. Reed with an injury designation. He will revert to NFI reserve once he clears waivers. Reed suffered a torn pectoral muscle in June and will miss the season. "That's a tough one for us," general manager John Lynch told reporters on Monday.

Read the Full Article

Kyle Shanahan: Defense, run game made Jimmy Garoppolo's knee an afterthought; 49ers have unfinished business

By David Bonilla
Jul 27, 2020

Jimmy Garoppolo is entering the 2020 season with little or no concern about the ACL injury he suffered on September 23, 2018. There are other concerns, of course, like COVID-19 and the lack of an offseason's worth of practices, but his knee is not among them anymore. Garoppolo should still have one of the league's best defenses and a top rushing attack to support him. Those two things were key in last season's division championship, and Super Bowl run. Head coach Kyle Shanahan also pointed out that the defense and run game were crucial in Garoppolo's return from his injury, and helped take much of the pressure off the quarterback. "Our defense carried us at the beginning of the year," Shanahan told his friend, Chris Simms, on the

Read the Full Article


More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone