Jimmy Garoppolo: Bold predictions for the 49ers QB in Week 13 vs. Ravens
The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will square off in a possible preview of the Super Bowl in Week 13. While everyone clamors to watch Lamar Jackson, it will be up to Jimmy Garoppolo to keep the game close.
Heading into this week, San Francisco is coming off an impressive rout of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. The 49ers were able to contain Green Bay’s offense to only 198 yards of total offense as they came out on top 37-8.
Above all, Garoppolo performed pretty well against a revamped Packers defense. The 49ers’ franchise quarterback finished the game with 253 yards, two touchdowns, and zero turnovers.
It will be important for Garoppolo to avoid turning the ball over against the Ravens on Sunday. In light of that, here are three bold predictions for the Niners’ quarterback in Week 13 versus the Ravens.
3. Garoppolo will throw for 275 yards
After a slow start to the season, Garoppolo has ramped up his play in recent weeks. Even though two of his past four games have come against the Arizona Cardinals.
The sixth-year quarterback has only had four games this season where he has thrown for at least 275 yards (two of them were against Arizona). Provided that, Garoppolo will make it five games of having more than 275 yards passing.
Since Baltimore acquired Marcus Peters in Week 7, they’ve only allowed two quarterbacks to throw for more than 200 yards. Those two quarterbacks were Russell Wilson and Tom Brady.
2. Garoppolo will throw two touchdowns
It has been an up and down season for Garoppolo when it comes to touchdowns. The 28-year-old quarterback has thrown 20 touchdowns in San Francisco’s first 11 games of the season.
Furthermore, Garoppolo has had six games where he has completed at least two touchdown passes. On the other hand, he’s also had two games where he has thrown zero touchdowns thus far.
Points have been tough to come by when facing the Ravens in recent weeks. To be exact, Baltimore’s defense has given up just two touchdowns in their past three games.
1. Garoppolo won’t turn the ball over
One of the biggest struggles for Garoppolo this year has been taking care of the football. Through the first 12 weeks, the former second-round pick has thrown 10 interceptions and has fumbled eight times.
The Ravens, especially with the arrival of Peters, have been an opportunistic defense. Currently, Baltimore’s defense has forced 18 takeaways (11 interceptions, seven fumbles), which is the sixth-most in the NFL.
Provided that, Garoppolo will have a clean game and prevent himself from turning the ball over.