Garoppolo leads 49ers past Texans

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Jimmy Garoppolo recorded his second victory in as many starts as San Francisco claimed a 26-16 win over Houston.

Garoppolo passed for 334 yards and produced his first touchdown pass with the 49ers, a 6-yard strike to tight end Garrett Celek with 1:53 remaining in the third quarter. That scoring pass snapped a 16-16 tie and helped lift the 49ers (3-10) to their second consecutive road triumph.

San Francisco kicker Robbie Gould drilled field goals of 52, 35, 25and 41 yards to aid the cause. The 49ers knocked out Texans quarterback Tom Savage in the second quarter. Backup T.J. Yates engineered consecutive scoring drives upon entering the game, capping both with touchdown passes to receiver DeAndre Hopkins for the Texans (4-9).

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