Texans QB Tom Savage returned to game against 49ers after brutal hit

After throwing two incompletions on that next drive, Savage was approached by Houston's team doctor after he returned to the sideline.

A late touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in his brief stint in Week 12- followed up with a thoroughly impressive performance facing the Chicago Bears last week that was capped off with a 14-play, 86-yard drive to win the game - has enamored Garoppolo's teammates and made him a quick fan favorite. The 2014 No. 1-overall draft pick is tied for ninth in the National Football League with nine sacks. Goodwin grabbed six passes for 106 yards which marked his second 100-yard game of the season.

While the Texans don't have any postseason hopes this season, don't tell that to Clowney who has been playing as hard as could be expected if Houston was competing for a berth in the Super Bowl. DeForest Buckner, Eli Harold and K'Waun Williams accounted for the sacks.

"Disgusted that the @HoustonTexans allowed Tom Savage to return to the game after 2 plays after showing these horrifying #concussion signs (is that a seizure?) after a head impact", Chris Nowinski, co-founder of the Boston University's CTE Center, tweeted. He was all over San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and spent so much time in the 49ers backfield he could've been considered part of the offense. Colbert forced a fumble of DeAndre Hopkins and Lynch recovered.

He had a day, catching 11 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. The turnover led to Gould's fourth field goal which gave the 49ers a two-score lead.

  • Steve Townsend