Niners Rout Packers; Richard Sherman Defends Jimmy G

San Francisco beat Green Bay 37-8 on Sunday night

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
November 25, 2019 - 10:00 am
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A potential NFC Championship preview turned into a rout Sunday night, as the 49ers beat the Packers 37-8 in Santa Clara. San Francisco led 23-0 at halftime and 30-8 entering the third quarter, as the Niners defense limited Aaron Rodgers to 104 passing yards and sacked him five times.

Nevertheless, the 49ers (10-1) weren’t – and aren’t – satisfied.

“They’ve earned everything they’ve gotten this season, but they’re not done,” NBC Sports Bay Area Matt Maiocco said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “At least that’s the mindset of they haven’t accomplished anything yet. They still have a lot of football – a lot of meaningful football – to play, and I don’t think anyone has really lost sight of that.”

The Niners also appear to be a firmly unified locker room. Richard Sherman, never bashful, defended quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after the game, arguing that he deserves more credit than he’s gotten this season.

“Everybody has everybody else’s back,” Maiocco said. “Jimmy Garoppolo is a very likable guy. The guys on offense really like him, the guys on defense really like him, the coaching staff really likes him, and he’s playing some pretty good football.”

Garoppolo went 14-of-20 for 253 yards and two touchdowns against Green Bay. He has 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on the season, and he is 18-3 as a starter.

“You don’t have to say much more than that,” Maiocco said. “He’s the quarterback of a winning team.”

The Niners play their next two games on the road against the Ravens (8-2) and Saints (9-2), respectively. Kickoff for each game is slated for 1 p.m. ET.