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Who were PFF’s highest- and lowest-graded 49ers players vs. the Titans?

Dec 24, 2021 at 8:14 AM--

The San Francisco 49ers dropped to 8-7 after a 20-17 loss against the Tennessee Titans in Week 16.

Today, Pro Football Focus released its grades from the game. Which Niners played well, and who has more work to do?

Below are Pro Football Focus' five highest-graded 49ers players on offense against the Titans.

Below are the five highest-graded 49ers players on defense.

  • D.J. Jones, DT, 82.4, 24 snaps
  • Charles Omenihu, DE, 78.4, 12 snaps
  • Jordan Willis, DE, 72.3, 13 snaps
  • Jimmie Ward, FS, 68.1, 62 snaps
  • Arden Key, DE, 67.6, 18 snaps

Below are the three lowest-graded 49ers players on offense.

  • JaMycal Hasty, RB, 40.6, 12 snaps
  • Travis Benjamin, WR, 43.3, 4 snaps
  • Charlie Woerner, TE, 45.5, 5 snaps

Below are the three lowest-graded 49ers players on defense.

  • Marcell Harris, LB, 41.9, 26 snaps
  • Josh Norman, CB, 43.7, 62 snaps
  • Arik Armstead, DE, 48.5, 53 snaps

Quick Takeaways

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's overall grade of 56.6 was his lowest since his poor Week 7 performance, partly due to his first interceptions since Week 13. Garoppolo completed 26 of his 35 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown, plus the two costly picks.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel was the game's second-highest graded player. Only Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown's 90.7 overall grade was higher. Samuel's 90.1 grade was his highest since Week 10 (90.6) and his second-highest mark of the season. He hauled in 9 receptions for 159 yards while adding five carries for 32 yards. Thursday was Samuel's fourth game this season of accumulating 150-or-more yards, the most in the NFL.

For the fifth consecutive week, Tackle Tom Compton was among the 49ers' three highest-graded offensive players. He has earned grades of 74.1-or-higher in each of those games, with his career-high of 95.9 coming in Week 15.

Defensive tackle D.J. Jones quietly continues to have one of his best seasons. His 82.4 overall grade was his second-highest this season, and he was the highest-graded defender of the game.

Defensive end Jordan Willis recorded his second sack of the season and has 7.5 career sacks. He finished the game with two tackles, a tackle for a loss, and a quarterback hit.

Snap Counts

60 - Alex Mack (C), Daniel Brunskill (RG), George Kittle (TE), Jimmy Garoppolo (QB), Laken Tomlinson (LG), Tom Compton (RT), Trent Williams (LT)
56 - Brandon Aiyuk (WR)
46 - Deebo Samuel (WR)
44 - Jeff Wilson Jr. (RB)
32 - Kyle Juszczyk (FB)
28 - Jauan Jennings (WR)
12 - JaMycal Hasty (RB), Trent Sherfield (WR)
5 - Charlie Woerner (TE)
4 - Travis Benjamin (WR)
1 - Ross Dwelley (TE)

62 - Ambry Thomas (CB), Fred Warner (LB), Jaquiski Tartt (FS), Jimmie Ward (FS), Josh Norman (CB)
54 - Nick Bosa (DE)
53 - Arik Armstead (DE)
50 - Azeez Al-Shaair (LB)
41 - K'Waun Williams (CB)
40 - Samson Ebukam (DE)
26 - Marcell Harris (LB)
24 - D.J. Jones (DT)
22 - Kentavius Street (DT)
18 - Arden Key (DE)
15 - Kevin Givens (DT)
13 - Jordan Willis (DE)
12 - Charles Omenihu (DE)
4 - Jarrod Wilson (SS)

Special Teams
19 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Jarrod Wilson, Marcell Harris
18 - Charlie Woerner
15 - Brian Hill, Dontae Johnson
13 - Curtis Robinson, River Cracraft
12 - Deommodore Lenoir, Trent Sherfield
10 - Ross Dwelley
9 - Jordan Willis
8 - Arik Armstead, Mitch Wishnowsky (P)
6 - D.J. Jones, Jimmie Ward
5 - Arden Key, Brandon Aiyuk, JaMycal Hasty, Taybor Pepper (LS)
4 - Charles Omenihu, Robbie Gould (K)
3 - Aaron Banks, Daniel Brunskill, Jake Brendel, Laken Tomlinson, Tom Compton
2 - Kyle Juszczyk
1 - Azeez Al-Shaair, Fred Warner, K'Waun Williams, Kevin Givens, Nick Bosa, Samson Ebukam

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