Beathard, 49ers look to re­bound against Pack­ers

Porterville Recorder - - SPORTS - By JOE STIGLICH

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Af­ter a four­turnover per­for­mance last week, San Fran­cisco 49ers quar­ter­back C.J. Beathard faces quite a plat­form in a try for re­demp­tion.

Beathard will lead his team into Lam­beau Field for Mon­day night’s game against the Green Bay Pack­ers, a na­tion­ally tele­vised matchup that rep­re­sents the big­gest stage on which Beathard will have started an NFL game.

He’ll face the No. 2 pass de­fense in the league while be­ing sup­ported by a banged-up of­fen­sive line and an in­jury-de­pleted re­ceiv­ing corps. The 49ers also fig­ure to be with­out top run­ning back Matt Breida, doubtful be­cause of a badly sprained an­kle.

Fac­tor in a rau­cous and in­hos­pitable Lam­beau crowd, and the odds ap­pear stacked against San Fran­cisco (1-4), which lost at home last week to the pre­vi­ously win­less Ari­zona Car­di­nals.

Beathard prefers to view it as an op­por­tu­nity.

“It’s def­i­nitely some­thing to look for­ward to,” Beathard said. “A Mon­day night game, in Lam­beau. His­toric sta­dium, play­ing a great team. It’s every­thing you ask for.”

A se­cond-year quar­ter­back out of Iowa, Beathard has made two starts in place of the in­jured Jimmy Garop­polo, who tore the ACL in his left knee Sept. 23 against Kansas City and is out for

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