49ers hope defense gets boost from Jimmy Garoppolo addition

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) While the addition of Jimmy Garoppolo under center dramatically changed the look of the 49ers' offense on Sunday, it had a huge impact on the defense as well.

Garoppolo helped San Francisco to control the game by nearly doubling up the Bears in time of possession, 38:47 to 21:13, which meant the defense played a season-low 36 snaps while putting together one of its best performances of the year.

"I honestly felt like I could play another full game after that game," defensive lineman DeForest Buckner said.


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