Texans QB Tom Savage briefly returns to game after suffering concussion

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INJURIES: Houston offensive tackle Kendall Lamm sustained a concussion in the first quarter.

After throwing two incompletions on that next drive, Savage was approached by Houston's team doctor after he returned to the sideline. Garoppolo engineered a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter last week at Chicago. That pass snapped a 16-16 tie and helped lift the 49ers (3-10) to their second consecutive road triumph. Houston went up 16-13 when Hopkins grabbed a 29-yard touchdown reception on the Texans' first drive of the second half. Hyde ran the ball 14 times for 78 yards and the 2-yard score. Garoppolo connected with Aldrick Robinson for 18 yards to set up Robbie Gould for a 35-yard field goal.

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Lamar Miller will also hope he can end the recent resurgence of the 49ers' run defense, which has given up just 152 yards in the last two weeks.

Houston may turn to a new kicker this week after Ka'imi Fairbairn struggled again. He threw two incomplete passes as the Texans went three-and-out. Greg Mabin took over at right cornerback with 8:12 left in the third quarter.

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The Texans punted and Savage was quickly evaluated for a concussion on the sideline.

Texans quarterback Tom Savage's return to the field after taking a big hit from 49ers linebacker Elvis Dumervil should be a major topic of discussion this week. The 49ers knocked out Texans quarterback Tom Savage in the second quarter, but backup T.J. Wrong! Savage returned to this meaningless game for a brief period before eventually leaving for the locker room.

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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.

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