An unexpected knockout punch was 49ers’ first punch

CINCINNATI — On the 49ers’ fourth scrimmage play Sunday, they trampled the Bengals’ heart. First down at the Cincinnati 38, 49ers wide collector Marquise Goodwin lines up at tight end on the correct side. Jimmy Garoppolo fakes a handoff to Matt Breida going left, as Goodwin hauls to one side over the line of scrimmage, as though to obstruct for Breida. At that point Goodwin, an Olympic long jumper, flies into the left level, no protector inside 10 yards. Garoppolo lofts a pass that his grandma could have made. Goodwin…

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