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

Jan 23, 2022 at 8:30 AM--


The San Francisco 49ers stunned the Green Bay Packers with a 13-10 victory at Lambeau Field in the Divisional Playoff round.

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 Packers.


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


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


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


Quick Takeaways


A defender owned the 49ers' highest Pro Football Focus grade for the first time since Week 17 against the Houston Texans. It was linebacker Fred Warner, who notched six tackles and a forced fumble on Saturday night. It was his first career postseason forced fumble. His 94.2 overall grade was a career-high.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's 62.8 overall grade was his second-highest mark over his last four outings. He finished the game 11-of-19 for 131 yards, an interception, and a passer rating of 57.1, his lowest passer rating since Week 8 of the 2020 season (55.2). Garoppolo was also sacked four times.

Tight end George Kittle earned the highest overall grade on offense and his highest mark since Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons (91.0). He finished the game with four receptions for 63 receiving yards, including a postseason career-long 24-yard reception. His 63 receiving yards were a postseason career-high.

Wide receiver/running back Deebo Samuel earned his highest grade since Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans (90.1) and his highest postseason grade since the NFC Championship Game against the Packers following the 2019 regular season. Samuel finished the game with 83 all-purpose yards, which included three catches for 44 yards and 10 carries for 39 yards.

All-Pro tackle Trent Williams' status is unknown. He was seen after the game on crutches, needing further evaluation. His overall grade was his highest since Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Coming off a concussion, defensive end Nick Bosa earned his highest overall grade since Week 15 against the Falcons (91.0). His 89.4 mark was actually his third-highest grade of the season, with his 91.0 marks in Week 14 and 15 tying for his highest.

Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley, who missed much of December with a high-ankle sprain, recorded his second-highest grade of the season (88.4 against Seattle in Week 13). He finished the game with five tackles.

Defensive lineman Jordan Willis tallied his career's first blocked field goal, setting up the game-tying touchdown by safety Talanoa Hufanga. His overall grade was his highest over his last four game appearances.

If you are surprised by Arik Armstead's name being missing from the list, the 49ers defensive lineman had the sixth-highest grade on the team (69.7). He finished with five tackles and two sacks on the night.

Kicker Robbie Gould's field goal grade of 74.9 was his second-highest of the season (76.0 against Tennessee in Week 16). He kicked the game-winning field goal to lift the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game. Gould remains a perfect 20-of-20 in his postseason career, including a 12-of-12 mark with the 49ers, tied for second all-time for most field goals made in franchise history.

Snap Counts


Offense
54 - Alex Mack (C), Daniel Brunskill (RG), Jimmy Garoppolo (QB), Laken Tomlinson (LG), Tom Compton (RT)
53 - George Kittle (TE), Trent Williams (LT)
52 - Brandon Aiyuk (WR)
39 - Elijah Mitchell (RB)
37 - Deebo Samuel (WR)
30 - Jauan Jennings (WR), Kyle Juszczyk (FB)
21 - Charlie Woerner (TE)
3 - Colton McKivitz (LT)
2 - JaMycal Hasty (RB), Travis Benjamin (WR), Trent Sherfield (WR)

Defense
56 - Emmanuel Moseley (CB), Fred Warner (LB), Jaquiski Tartt (FS), Jimmie Ward (SS)
54 - Dontae Johnson (CB), Dre Greenlaw (LB)
47 - Nick Bosa (DE)
42 - Arik Armstead (DT), K'Waun Williams (CB)
30 - D.J. Jones (DT)
29 - Samson Ebukam (DE)
18 - Jordan Willis (DE), Kevin Givens (DT)
17 - Arden Key (DE)
14 - Azeez Al-Shaair (LB)
12 - Kentavius Street (DT)
11 - Charles Omenihu (DE)
2 - Josh Norman (CB), Talanoa Hufanga (FS)

Special Teams
20 - Charlie Woerner, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Mark Nzeocha, Talanoa Hufanga
17 - River Cracraft, Trent Sherfield
16 - Ross Dwelley
12 - Darqueze Dennard, Josh Norman
8 - Dontae Johnson, Jordan Willis, Kyle Juszczyk, Mitch Wishnowsky (P), Taybor Pepper (LS), Travis Benjamin
6 - Arik Armstead, Charles Omenihu, Robbie Gould (K)
5 - D.J. Jones
3 - Arden Key, Colton McKivitz, Daniel Brunskill, JaMycal Hasty, Jake Brendel, Jimmie Ward, Laken Tomlinson, Tom Compton
2 - Deebo Samuel
1 - Jeff Wilson Jr., Kevin Givens

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