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PFF’s highest- and lowest-graded 49ers players vs. Cardinals, plus snap counts

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The San Francisco 49ers improved their record to 6-4 after a 38-10 win against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. 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 Cardinals.

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

  • Charles Omenihu, DE, 84.6, 41 snaps
  • Dre Greenlaw, LB, 82.3, 58 snaps
  • Deommodore Lenoir, CB, 79.7, 68 snaps
  • T.Y. McGill, DT, 78.6, 21 snaps
  • Azeez Al-Shaair, LB, 77.0, 25 snaps

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

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

Quick Takeaways

Left tackle Trent Williams continues to do Trent Williams-like things, repeatedly emerging as one of the 49ers' highest-graded players in games. Week 11 was no different. Williams was the game's highest-graded player. He allowed two pressures but earned a career-high run-blocking grade of 96.3. His 94.4 overall grade was also a career-high.

Tight end George Kittle, a Mexico favorite playing in front of his adoring south-of-the-border fanbase, earned a team-leading 84 receiving yards and two touchdowns off four receptions. He earned the game's second-highest overall grade.

Elijah Mitchell, who had only 13 snaps compared to Christian McCaffrey's 38, was the game's highest-graded halfback. He finished with a game-leading 59 rushing yards on nine carries. McCaffrey finished with 39 yards on seven carries.

Guard Daniel Brunskill had a clean stat sheet, not allowing a single pressure in his 15 pass-block snaps (27 overall). He split pass-block snaps evenly with Spencer Burford, who started the game.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo continues to play mistake-free football. He has not thrown an interception in nearly a month—since October 23. Garoppolo finished the game 20 of 29 for 228 passing yards with four touchdowns, wasn't sacked, and earned a passer rating of 131.9, his second-highest of the season. However, his 65.6 overall grade from Pro Football Focus was his lowest over the last three games.

Running back Jordan Mason (79.0) and wide receiver Deebo Samuel (75.2) just missed ranking among the top-five high-graded 49ers offensive players.

Right tackle Mike McGlinchey was the lowest-graded 49ers offensive lineman. His 48.8 overall grade was his lowest mark since Week 3 of the 2019 season. McGlinchey was credited with two pressures and two hits allowed in his 30 pass-blocking snaps.

The 49ers defense shut out the opposing offense in the second half for the third consecutive game. Defensive end Charles Omenihu earned the unit's highest overall grade, primarily thanks to a solid pass-rushing grade. Omenihu led the defense with eight pressures. However, his run-defense grade of 38.9 was his lowest since last season's NFC Wildcard Game (36.9).

Linebacker Dre Greenlaw's 82.3 overall grade was his second-highest of the season (84.4, Week 3), and his run-defense grade of 91.1 was a career-high. He finished the game with nine tackles and four stops.

Cornerback Deommodore Lenoir earned a career-high overall grade of 79.7, allowing one reception for five yards. Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair earned a season-high overall grade of 77.0.

Snap Counts

58 - Aaron Banks (LG)
54 - Jake Brendel (C)
51 - Jimmy Garoppolo (QB), Mike McGlinchey (RT), Trent Williams (LT)
46 - Brandon Aiyuk (WR)
43 - George Kittle (TE)
38 - Christian McCaffrey (RB)
35 - Spencer Burford (RG)
34 - Deebo Samuel (WR)
27 - Daniel Brunskill (RG), Tyler Kroft (TE)
25 - Kyle Juszczyk (FB)
22 - Jauan Jennings (WR)
13 - Elijah Mitchell (RB)
11 - Charlie Woerner (TE)
10 - Danny Gray (WR)
8 - Ray-Ray McCloud III (WR)
7 - Brock Purdy (QB), Colton McKivitz (LT), Jaylon Moore (LT), Jordan Mason (RB)
4 - Ross Dwelley (TE)
2 - Talanoa Hufanga (RB)

68 - Deommodore Lenoir (CB)
62 - Talanoa Hufanga (FS)
61 - Fred Warner (LB), Tashaun Gipson Sr. (FS)
60 - Charvarius Ward (CB)
58 - Dre Greenlaw (LB)
50 - Nick Bosa (DE)
46 - Jimmie Ward (CB)
41 - Charles Omenihu (DE), Drake Jackson (DE)
38 - Jordan Willis (DE)
35 - Kevin Givens (DT)
33 - Kerry Hyder (DT)
25 - Azeez Al-Shaair (LB), Hassan Ridgeway (DT)
21 - T.Y. McGill (DT)
16 - Samuel Womack (CB)
10 - Ambry Thomas (CB), George Odum (SS), Oren Burks (LB)
9 - Tarvarius Moore (FS)
1 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (LB)

Special Teams
23 - Charlie Woerner
20 - Ross Dwelley
19 - George Odum, Oren Burks
18 - Samuel Womack
17 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Jordan Mason, Tarvarius Moore
13 - Robbie Gould (K)
10 - Mitch Wishnowsky (P), Taybor Pepper (LS)
8 - Ambry Thomas
7 - Kyle Juszczyk, Ray-Ray McCloud III, Talanoa Hufanga
6 - Aaron Banks, Colton McKivitz, Daniel Brunskill, Jaylon Moore, Jimmie Ward, Mike McGlinchey, Spencer Burford
5 - Jordan Willis
3 - Charles Omenihu, Deommodore Lenoir, Fred Warner, Jauan Jennings, Kerry Hyder, Tashaun Gipson Sr.
2 - Charvarius Ward, Kevin Givens
1 - Azeez Al-Shaair, Drake Jackson, Hassan Ridgeway, Nick Bosa, T.Y. McGill

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