The third-year signal-caller is finally getting his first shot at helming a team, and so far he is passing with flying colors. It culminated in a 6-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to Garrett Celek.
But the offense got going just before the end of the first half. Houston opened the scoring on Ka'imi Fairbairn's 55-yard field goal.
Tackle Trent Brown is inactive today as the 49ers take on Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, who leads Houston with nine sacks. It's just not fair that the Houston Texans wide receiver combines his freakish combination of size and athleticism with the type of finesse it takes to make plays like this.
LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo out of UCLA after suspension
Although there are seemingly no hard feelings from the Ball family, they are no strangers to taking this course of action. LaVar Ball reportedly considered LiAngelo's suspension unfair after the charges against him and the others were dropped.
Texans coach Bill O'Brien is likely to face tough questioning on why Savage was allowed to return so quickly, particularly in a sport where concussion issues have been so much under the spotlight in recent times. It appeared the wind was knocked out of him.
-Former Texans defensive lineman Earl Mitchell made an impact early in the game when he stopped Miller for a 2-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 play from the 49ers' 40-yard line. Beadles started the season opener at guard but has not started a game at tackle this season.
Upon entering the game, Yates threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins to narrow the gap against the 49ers.