Garoppolo wasn’t throwing often but when he did, it was usually turning into something positive as Garoppolo jumped to the NFL lead in yards per attempt.
Garoppolo threw a pair of costly interceptions, missed wide-open fullback Kyle Juszczyk for what should have been a walk-in touchdown and nearly threw another pair of picks.
The Niners were minus-2 in turnover differential, falling to 1-21 under coach Kyle Shanahan when they are minus-2 or worse in that category.
“Good, bad or indifferent, I’m right here,” Garoppolo said.
Of greater concern should be what happens if Garoppolo turns in more performances like he did Thursday night.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Garoppolo completed 20 of 22 passes for 186 on throws traveling less than 5 yards in the air.
And, as the game wore on, Tennessee dared Garoppolo to beat them.
Third-and-wrong: It’s hard to put too much blame on the 49ers defense in a game where it held the Titans in check for the entire first half and was repeatedly put in bad spots.
Brown made most of those happen and though he appeared to get away with a couple of push offs, the Niners pass rush has to make it so Brown doesn’t even have that chance.