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49ers-Texans final score: Winners and losers

The 49ers win two consecutive games for the first time since 2014

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The San Francisco 49ers won two consecutive games for the first time since 2014 when Jim Harbaugh was head coach. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has given a kick start to a team that needed a boost after so many injuries and losses. Here are your winners and losers.


The most challenged: Dontae Johnson

It’s tough going up against one of the top receivers in the league and DeAndre Hopkins is one of them. He was a one man wrecking crew with 11 receptions for 149 yards. Johnson spent most of the day covering Hopkins until Greg Mabin came in to give him a chance to regroup. Johnson went back in after Ahkello Witherspoon left the game with a knee injury.

The zebra effect: penalties

A few of the penalties were from Johnson doing anything he could to stop Hopkins from catching the ball. The penalties ranged from offensive holding to illegal shifts totaling 11 penalties for 87 yards on the day.


The new guy: Jimmy Garoppolo

Since his arrival in Santa Clara, there has been a buzz about the building and it’s gotten even louder after a couple of wins. Garoppolo threw for over 300 yards for the fist time in his career getting Kyle Juszczyk and Garrett Celek involved in the offense which balances out the offense tremendously.

The not so new guy: Garrett Celek

Celek caught two passes for 67 yards which matches his season high from the match up against the New York Giants. It’s good to see the 6th year tight end see some action on the field.

The speedster: Marquise Goodwin

Goodwin had his second game with over 100 yards with the 49ers. He has 783 yards for the season which puts a 1,000 yards seaosn within reach with three more games ahead.

The sophomore: DeForest Buckner

The defensive lineman racked up seven pressures and two knock downs/QB hits according to ProFootballFocus. He registered a sack of T.J. Yates for a loss of seven yards late in the 4th quarter to help solidify a win.