Blaine Gabbert To Start Against Seahawks

After leading the San Francisco 49ers to a win over the Atlanta Falcons, QB Blaine Gabbert was expected to get his second straight start for the 49ers when they travel to play the Seattle Seahawks in two weeks. 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula confirmed Monday that would be the case. 

Tomsula in particular was happy with Gabbert's third down play. 

"He had a nice day on third down," Tomsula said. "Very confident, (and he) knew where he wanted to go, and what he wanted to do. He put the ball where it needed to go on the field; the distribution of the ball was good.”

The 49ers were 2-5 under former starting QB Colin Kaepernick this season, who hadn't thrown a TD pass in two games. That prompted the 49ers to turn to Gabbert, the former No. 10 overall pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Gabbert was far from perfect against the Falcons. He completed 15 of 25 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He didn't take any sacks and added 32 rushing yards. The Falcons' questionable decision-making late in the game helped the 49ers pick up a win, but both Gabbert and the 49ers will take it. It was only the sixth time in his NFL career that Gabbert won a game as a starting QB. 

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