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Let’s see how Garoppolo does in video game land

So the 49ers are going to go with Jimmy Garoppolo. The only real thing I want out of this game is no injuries to the quarterback. The 49ers offensive line scares me at how it has let C.J. Beathard take a beating. I’m not sure how Jimmy Garoppolo will survive, he’s not a tank like Beathard is.

But this had to happen sooner or later. So here we go.

Quarter Length: 6:00
Games simulated: 3
Notable inactives for 49ers: Adrian Colbert
Notable inactives for the Bears: Adrian Amos

Take note in Madden that players on injured reserve are automatically removed from the roster.

Jimmy Garoppolo starts slow

One of three games saw Jimmy Garoppolo go absolutely nuts. The third and final game simulated which gave him 70 percent completion percentage and around 250 yards. Besides that though, his averages were awful. Factoring the good game in, Garoppolo finished the day with a 51 percent completion percentage and 173 yards. Mitchell Trubisky? 215 yards and a 58 percent completion percentage. Yikes.

49ers pass rush has itself a day

With an average of 6 sacks per game, the 49ers pass rush was absolutely monstrous. There was one dominant player in each game. Game one was Tank Carradine, game two had Reuben Foster, and game three had none other than Aaron Lynch with 3.5 sacks. The rest of the team got their own numbers to contribute to this fantastic stat, but maybe the 49ers defense is primed for a big day.

The rest of the defense does not

Besides the sack totals, the 49ers defense was not good. The Bears running game carved through them easily (Jordan Howard averaged 102 yards). Once the bears hit the redzone, the 49ers may as well get the receiving team a head start, becaus it seemed like they had no problem waltzing in for a TD or getting an open tight end.

Final Score: 21-14, Bears

The 49ers have a Madden rating of 76 whereas the Bears have a rating of 77. Winning by a touchdown does seem quite believable. Madden was surprisingly accurate last week in predicting the score of the Hawks/49ers contest and I do think this is a believable outcome. The Jimmy Garoppolo era may have arrived, but the empire still needs to be built.