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Garoppolo returns to Chicago, leads 49ers to win over Bears

Garoppolo returns to Chicago, leads 49ers to win over Bears

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Nov 01
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo must feel conflicted every time he faces the Bears at Soldier Field, as he grew up in Chicago and his family still live there. However, the 29-year-old managed to put his memories aside and led his team to a 33-22 win over the Bears on Sunday.

“It means a lot,” said Garoppolo, who threw for 322 yards and ran for two touchdowns in the game. “Every game does, but coming back to your hometown, home city it just carries a little different feel to it. Just landing at the airport, pulling into the city, all the familiarity, all that good stuff, it’s just a special feeling. It’s a good day.”

According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Garoppolo is the third player in the team’s history to throw for 300 yards and run for multiple scores in a game, joining Steve Young and Jeff Garcia.

Coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged how tough the game must have been for Garoppolo and praised him for his performance.

“Just coming back home in front of his fans, his back was against the wall just like everybody else in our building, but for him to step up and play the way he did today, I thought was huge,” Shanahan said.

Meanwhile, free safety Jimmie Ward had to leave in the fourth quarter with a strained quadriceps that could keep him out for a while.

“It’s a pretty big concern,” Shanahan said. “I don’t know yet but when you talk about pulling a quad, it’s very similar to pulling a hamstring, so we’ll see if that’s the case.”

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