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3-10, 4th in NFC West
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Garoppolo jokes with reporters about starting next week (0:44)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers CB Ahkello Witherspoon will have an MRI on injured knee that took him out of today's game on Monday, per coach Kyle Shanahan.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked 49ers FB Kyle Juszczyk if he believes QB Jimmy Garoppolo is elevating the play of those around him. Here's what he said: "I think there's no question," Juszczyk said. "Jimmy is already a leader of this offense. I think he's definitely elevated people's play. He's given people chances to make plays. You see Marquise went over 100 today, you see Celek's had some big games, that helps our running game and Carlos and Breida get to eat. Adding Jimmy to this offense is a difference maker, for sure."

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Garoppolo elevates teammates' level of play in win over Texans (1:02)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Here's how the race for the No. 1 overall pick shifted over the course of the 1 p.m. games today. Browns have it all but locked up now.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With Jimmy Garoppolo as the starting quarterback, the 49ers have something they've been missing for a long time: hope. With Garoppolo leading the way -- he threw for a career-high 334 yards -- the Niners won their second game in as many weeks with him under center. It's the first two-game win streak the Niners have had under first-year coach Kyle Shanahan. Those wins might have come against lesser opponents but Garoppolo is still working with a rudimentary understanding of Shanahan's offense. With an offseason to learn it and for the Niners to build around him, there's no doubt that the 49ers feel much better about the future than they did earlier this season.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers get a timely takeaway and yet another Robbie Gould field goal to make it 26-16 with 3:50 to go. They're inching closer to the first two-game winning streak of the Kyle Shanahan era.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers looking to hang on for their first winning "streak" under coach Kyle Shanahan. They have the ball at their 20 with 11:20 to go. A long drive ending in a score would help put this one away.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The Niners answered Houston's touchdown drive with a field goal to tie it at 16 with 8:12 left in the third quarter. Had first-and-goal at Houston's 7 but couldn't cash it in. They're now 1-of-7 on trips to the red zone the past two weeks in terms of touchdowns.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Deep corner route on the DeAndre Hopkins TD. That's his second score of the day. And Hopkins has now caught 10-of-12 targets for 144 yards.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have a big problem on their hands in this game and his name is DeAndre Hopkins. The Houston WR is torching CB Dontae Johnson and no matter how much safety help the Niners send his direction, it hasn't mattered. Hopkins already has 10 catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns. His latest grab, a diving 29-yarder, gives the Texans a 16-13 lead.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

In what has been a mostly evenly matched game statistically, the 49ers have a four-point halftime lead against Houston. Neither side has done much to impress but both offenses had their best drives of the day just before the half. Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo got some help after a slow start and is 10-of-18 for 169 yards with an interception for a rating of 64.4.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers lead the Texans but they're going to have to find a solution to slow Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins at halftime. Hopkins is the one guy on Houston's offense who can beat them and so far, he's done his best. He has 7 catches for 91 yards and a touchdown at the half. Both sides found some offensive traction late in the half.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Hopkins TD grab on the red zone slant route. Hopkins has now caught 7-of-9 targets for 91 yards in the first half.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

After going 0-for-5 in the red zone last week and settling for field goals each time, the 49ers finally find pay dirt as Carlos Hyde scored from 2 yards out to give San Francisco a 10-3 lead with 2:32 left in the first half. Credit for that drive goes to FB Kyle Juszczyk, who gained 60 yards on two catches, including one leaping grab between two defenders.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers tie it at 3 after Robbie Gould's 52 yard field goal but they will lament yet another missed opportunity. Jimmy Garoppolo took a big hit from Jadeveon Clowney and let go of a perfect pass for RB Carlos Hyde deep down middle of the field. Hyde didn't track the throw well and it fell incomplete. Hyde's struggles in pass game have showed a bit too often this year, no more so than right there. Have to think that will be a consideration as he heads to free agency this offseason.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers LB Reuben Foster smiled and jogged off field after getting attention from medical staff. Didn't appear serious.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers LB Reuben Foster down after all out blitz gets a stop on third down. Foster being tended to by Niners medical staff.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers were 10-of-18 on third down last week in win against Chicago. Struggling much more today. They are 0-for-3 so far in those situations, including a couple of misses on catchable balls thrown to WR Marquise Goodwin.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers offense and QB Jimmy Garoppolo a little off so far today. Garoppolo was 3-of-7 for 25 yards with an interception for a passer rating of 13.1 in the first quarter. In addition to interception, Garoppolo missed a couple of open receivers.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With 49ers right tackle Trent Brown out with a shoulder injury, the Texans haven't hesitated to get pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney lined up against Zane Beadles, Brown's replacement. Clowney normally lines up over left tackle (though he can move around) but has been lining up against the right side of the Niners' offensive line more often than not so far. Clowney created pressure which helped lead to Jimmy Garoppolo's interception.

Team Stats

Passing Yards226.517th
Rushing Yards100.822nd
Points For16.829th
Points Against24.8Tied-24th