INDIANAPOLIS – Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo experienced his longest run of the season against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.
And next time, Garoppolo will be on the pitch on Sunday, September 9, as the 49ers open the regular season against the Minnesota Vikings.
Garoppolo and the 49ers' first-team offensive were on the field for 42 snapshots and rolled up 246 yards (5.9 yards per offensive play). But there was nothing to show except for a few field goals. Quarterback Andrew Luck threw a touchdown pass in the second quarter to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a 23-17 win over the 49ers on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in the third preseason game of the summer for both teams.
The 49ers' running game eventually appeared as veteran Alfred Morris could claim a place in the team's 53-man squad with 84-yard rushing on 1
Garoppolo played just 32 snapshots in the first two preseason games of the 49ers.
The 49ers won the opening toss and pushed clear until the second half. That means that coach Kyle Shanahan wanted Garoppolo and the strikers to play the entire first half as well as the opening half of the second half.
The 49er's offensive had problems as the offensive on two Robbie-Gould-Field goals focused on their five possessions. The 49ers drove 75 yards on their second run, but were defeated when Garoppolo's fourth-and-1 pass to Kendrick Bourne at the 6-yard Indianapolis line became incomplete.
Backup quarterback CJ Beathard replaced Garoppolo at the start of the 49ers second drive of the second half. Beethard led the 49ers into the field for Gould's third field goal.
Sherman's impressive debut
Left cornerback Richard Sherman played the entire first half and seemed to show no signs of rust in his first game after a tattered right wing Achilles last season during the Seattle Seahawks.
Sherman was beaten for a first-rank hamstring strain in the 49ers' first two games. Sherman did not see much action during the game – which is good. Sherman eased the Andrew Luck pass for wide receiver Ryan Grant.
Linebacker Reuben Foster left the game in the third quarter since he was judged for a concussion. Foster played mainly alongside rookie Fred Warner, who started on the middle linebacker. Foster did not start, but replaced veteran Malcolm Smith early in the game.
Cornerback Jimmie Ward left the game with a quadriceps injury before playing a defensive snapshot. Ward apparently injured his injury in special teams in the first quarter. Ward missed the off-season program with an ankle injury and a hamstring injury put him out of the race earlier in the training camp. Ward's total salary of $ 8.526 million for the upcoming season is guaranteed.
The following eight players were unavailable due to injury on Saturday: running backs Jerick McKinnon (calf), Matt Breida (shoulder) and Joe Williams (ribs), wide receiver Max McCaffrey (foot), tight-end George Kittle (foot) Shoulder), offensive linemen Garry Gilliam (concussion) and Erik Magnuson (Achilles tendon), and defensive back Marcell Harris (Achilles tendon)
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Wide The receiver Pierre Garçon caught two passes for 62 yards, including a 47-yard catch-and-run by Garoppolo in the first quarter. , , The 49ers opened with Jeremiah Attaochu and Cassius Marsh the outer nickel passers of the team. Attaochu finished the Colts' first offensive series with a 10-yard bag gap on a third down. , , Dante Pettis had a 21-yard punt return in the first quarter. He also had a chance to pull down a Beathard touchdown in the third quarter, but Cornerback Milton was credited with breaking the pass. , , The defensive lineman Solomon Thomas returned after a concussion in the first show of the 49ers back. , , Reserve Center Coleman Shelton had a tough game. Shelton was driven back into his quarterbacks on the first snapshots, the two ongoing games, quarterback Beathard and Nick Mullens. Mullens fumbled and the Colts recovered. , , , Cole Hikutini and Cole Wick are likely to compete for the role of the third tight end. Hikutini did not come up with a 19-yard touchdown from Garoppolo. Wick chose a first down with an 11-yard reception in a third and third game.