49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo says running game has made his life easier
Former New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers are officially headed to Miami to participate in Super Bowl LIV. Now slated to take on the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs in two weeks, Garoppolo and company most recently defeated the always dangerous Green Bay Packers en route to claiming the team’s first NFC Championship in six seasons.
Although Garoppolo helped lead the 49ers to the No. 1 seed in the NFC as a result of the 2019-20 regular season, the former New England backup turned current San Francisco starter actually didn’t need to do very much on Sunday evening against the Packers. The 49ers immediately jumped out to a massive first-half lead while the team’s rushing attack absolutely had its way with the Green Bay defense.
“Gotta talk to Kyle or something, man,” Garoppolo said during his postgame press conference on Sunday evening, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “We were running the hell out of the ball tonight. It made my life very easy back there. I think we only had like eight pass attempts. So it was a fun night.”
Thanks to 49ers running back Raheem Mostert and others, Garoppolo only had to attempt eight passes against the Packers. Mostert notably rushed for a whopping 220 yards and four touchdowns in this year’s installment of the NFC Championship Game. Paving the way for the reserve rusher, 49ers starting running back Tevin Coleman made an early exit due to what initially appeared to be a pretty significant shoulder injury.