At the end of the Patriots-Steelers game on Sunday, CBS switched to the conclusion of the Titans-49ers contest.
At the time, the 49ers were trailing 23-22, and kicker Robbie Gould had accounted for 15 of those points thanks to five field goals.
Yet, the CBS announcer said that 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo was having a “great” game because of his 300+ yards. Moments later, a graphic appeared on the screen saying Garoppolo was the first 49ers QB to post back-to-back 300-passing-yard games since Jeff Garcia back in 2000.
Excuse me? A 300-plus yard passing game with just one TD pass – as the club had five field goals – with your team trailing in the final minute, is a “great” game for a quarterback?
Yes I realize Garoppolo is in his first year as a starter. But wow, talk about how standards for QB “greatness” has fallen to this!!
Anyway, the 49ers did win it on the final play of the game, with the aforementioned Gould kicking his sixth field goal of the game with time expiring. Yawn. A game-winning drive by Garoppolo, yes… but a “great” game? C’mon.