Lance received off to a fast begin in final week’s recreation towards the Kansas City Chiefs, hitting an 80-yard landing move to receiver Trent Sherfield on his second move try earlier than finishing simply considered one of his closing seven makes an attempt. However on Sunday evening towards the Los Angeles Chargers, it took Lance longer to discover a rhythm.
After his first three sequence, Lance’s passer ranking was 0.0, as he went 1-of-5 for 9 yards with an interception thrown too onerous and a bit too excessive for wideout Mohamed Sanu. He additionally took a sack as these drives ended with a punt, an interception and one other punt.
From there, Lance received it rolling, sparked by one other deep connection to Sherfield, this time for 41 yards. Lance accomplished 7 of his subsequent 8 makes an attempt for 93 yards with 2 touchdowns on his closing three sequence earlier than calling it an evening.
Lance, whose first drive got here behind the beginning offensive line (with out left sort out Trent Williams and heart Alex Mack), settled in on his fourth sequence, taking up with 57 seconds left at San Francisco’s 25. Lance hit Sanu for a 5-yard rating with 12 seconds left within the first half and fired a strike to wideout Travis Benjamin for a 16-yard rating on his sixth and closing drive.
Lance completed 8-of-14 for 102 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for a passer ranking of 89.9. He was sacked twice out of his 30 snaps earlier than giving approach to third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld.
Earlier than the sport, Niners basic supervisor John Lynch mentioned on the tv broadcast that the preliminary quarterback plan was for Garoppolo to play a sequence, then hand it to Lance for 2 earlier than returning to the sport.
However Garoppolo’s first sequence was lengthy sufficient that coach Kyle Shanahan opted to finish his evening after his third-down move in Chargers territory sailed a bit excessive and off the palms of receiver Brandon Aiyuk for an interception to Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr.
Garoppolo completed 3-of-6 for 15 yards with the interception for a passer ranking of 16.7.
For the second week in a row, the 49ers held most of their key gamers out of their efforts to be prepared for the regular-season opener. Along with Williams and Mack, tight finish George Kittle, linebacker Fred Warner, cornerback Jason Verrett, working again Raheem Mostert, ends Nick Bosa and Dee Ford and security Jimmie Ward didn’t play within the 15-10 win over the Chargers.