Thursday night’s game against the Rams was Brian Hoyer’s best game with the 49ers. Here were his five best throws:
Third-and-17, 6:35 2nd quarter. Hoyer threw a rope across the field to Garcon before he made his break to the outside. Garcon caught the ball two yards in front of the first-down marker, broke a tackle and ran three yards for the first down.
First-and-10, 3:49 4th quarter. Center Daniel Kilgore snapped the ball to Hoyer. Left guard Laken Tomlinson slid to the right and didn’t block the blitzing linebacker. Hoyer was under immediate pressure. He spun to his left to avoid the linebacker, set his feet and completed a 12-yard pass across the field to Marquise Goodwin just before Goodwin ran out of bounds.
First-and-10, 9:17 3rd quarter. Hoyer took a vicious hit from Aaron Donald and drew a 15-yard penalty while throwing a perfect 19-yard pass to Garcon along the sideline.
First-and-10, 0:17 3rd quarter. Hoyer saw the deep safety had his back turned, and Goodwin had beaten the cornerback to the inside. Hoyer threw a 50-yard pass between the two defenders and hit Goodwin for the deep completion.
First-and-10, 6:35 4th quarter. Hoyer saw Garcon had single coverage on the outside. Hoyer trusted Garcon would beat his man and threw a 59-yard pass down the left sideline and hit Garcon in stride.