placeholder image

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

PFF’s best and worst graded 49ers players vs. Vikings, plus snap counts

Oct 24, 2023 at 9:23 AM--

Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
The San Francisco 49ers dropped their record to 5-2 after a 22-17 loss against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7. 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 Vikings.

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

Despite throwing two costly interceptions, Brock Purdy earned an overall grade of 65.3, his fourth-highest mark of the season. The quarterback finished the game 21 of 30 passing for 272 yards, a touchdown, and a passer rating of 81.5. For the Vikings, quarterback Kirk Cousins was 35 of 45 for 378 yards, two touchdowns, an interception, a passer rating of 107.2, and an overall grade of 77.2.

George Kittle earned the 49ers' highest overall grade and the second-highest grade in the game, with only Vikings safety Camryn Bynum, helped by his two interceptions of Purdy, topping him (92.0). The tight end earned a team-leading 78 receiving yards on five catches. Kittle earned his highest grade of the season during Monday night's game.

Linebacker Fred Warner was the 49ers' highest-graded defender, finishing with a game-high 13 tackles, a tackle for a loss, and a pass defensed. His 85.4 overall and 91.6 run defense grades are both season highs.

Jauan Jennings finished the game as the 49ers' highest-graded wide receiver, finishing the game with five catches for 54 yards.

Running back Christian McCaffrey registered 45 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, adding three receptions for 51 yards and a receiving touchdown. However, he had a costly lost fumble, earning his lowest overall grade (56.4) of the season and his lowest grade since Week 9 in 2021 (55.4).

McCaffrey played all 53 offensive snaps despite working through a slight oblique tear all week. He was one of seven players to play every offensive snap. The others were Purdy and the team's five starting offensive linemen.

Jaylon Moore played well, filling in for Trent Williams at left tackle. His 74.5 overall grade is a career-high, allowing just one pressure in 33 pass-blocking snaps and earning a pass-blocking efficiency score of 98.4.

Despite Cousins dropping back 45 times, defensive end Nick Bosa failed to reach the Vikings quarterback. Bosa recorded a team-high six pressures but earned his second-lowest pass-rush grade (64.8) of the season. His tackling grade of 52.7 is also a season-low.

Snap Counts

53 - Aaron Banks (LG), Brock Purdy (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Colton McKivitz (RT), Jake Brendel (C), Jaylon Moore (LT), Spencer Burford (RG)
52 - Brandon Aiyuk (WR)
51 - George Kittle (TE)
39 - Jauan Jennings (WR)
22 - Kyle Juszczyk (FB)
21 - Charlie Woerner (TE)
19 - Ray-Ray McCloud III (WR)
4 - Elijah Mitchell (RB)
3 - Ross Dwelley (TE)
1 - Chris Conley (WR)

70 - Charvarius Ward (CB), Talanoa Hufanga (FS), Tashaun Gipson Sr. (FS)
69 - Deommodore Lenoir (CB), Fred Warner (LB)
66 - Dre Greenlaw (LB)
64 - Nick Bosa (DE)
54 - Arik Armstead (DT)
47 - Javon Hargrave (DT)
42 - Isaiah Oliver (CB)
40 - Clelin Ferrell (DE)
28 - Oren Burks (LB)
25 - Javon Kinlaw (DT)
21 - Randy Gregory (ROLB)
19 - Kevin Givens (DT)
15 - Drake Jackson (DE)
1 - Dee Winters (LB)

Special Teams
17 - George Odum
15 - Charlie Woerner
13 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles
12 - Ross Dwelley
11 - Ji'Ayir Brown, Jordan Mason, Shemar Jean-Charles
10 - Dee Winters
8 - Jake Moody (K), Oren Burks
7 - Deommodore Lenoir, Drake Jackson, Fred Warner, Javon Kinlaw, Kevin Givens, Ray-Ray McCloud III, Talanoa Hufanga
6 - Ambry Thomas, Charvarius Ward, Chris Conley, Clelin Ferrell, Randy Gregory, Ronnie Bell
5 - Isaiah Oliver, Mitch Wishnowsky (P), Taybor Pepper (LS)
4 - Colton McKivitz, Jaylon Moore, Jon Feliciano, Matt Pryor, Nick Zakelj, Spencer Burford
1 - Dre Greenlaw, Nick Bosa

Related News

Facebook Comments

More San Francisco 49ers News

placeholder image

ESPN believes 49ers are best fit for top free agent O-lineman

By David Bonilla
Feb 21

ESPN recently ranked the top 50 impending free agents this offseason. This week, Matt Bowen took a closer look at the list, assigning a "best fit" for each player. One player stood out as a potential game-changer for the San Francisco 49ers, filling a significant need for head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad. Guard Robert Hunt came in at No. 14 within the free agent ranking and is the top-ranked offensive lineman on the list. Bowen sees a pairing between Hunt and the 49ers as a great

placeholder image

Packers add 49ers' Aaron Hill as strength and conditioning coach

By Site Staff
Feb 20

Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reported that the Green Bay Packers hired Aaron Hill as the team's strength and conditioning coach. Hill brings four years of experience as the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the 49ers, where he worked under Dustin Perry, the team's head strength and conditioning coach. Hill worked under 49ers strength and conditioning coach Dustin Perry. The Packers are hiring 49ers assistant strength coach Aaron Hill as their new head of strength and conditioning, per source.— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman)

placeholder image

49ers OL Jon Feliciano says Eagles DT Jalen Carter threatened him and his children with death during game

By Kirk Larrabee
Feb 13

The bad blood between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers seems to be getting worse. It certainly isn't getting any less bizarre. The latest chapter of back-and-forth between these two teams occurred Tuesday evening in an exchange between 49ers offensive lineman Jon Feliciano and Eagles defensive tackle Jalen Carter. Feliciano made headlines earlier in the week by publicly pointing out a mistake made by guard Spencer Burford during a pivotal overtime play against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII, to which Carter responded by writing "Same dude who spoke on my dead teammate and the reason I was emotional during our game." Carter was referring to former University of Georgia player Devin Willock, who died along with team recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy

placeholder image

49ers Notebook: Nick Bosa lobbies for 49ers to keep Chase Young; Kyle Juszczyk addresses his future; Has anyone on the team watched the Super Bowl yet?

By Kirk Larrabee
Feb 13

The offseason is underway for the San Francisco 49ers, which means the team's decision makers will soon have to determine which free agents they would like to try to keep and which ones they'll have to let go. One of the more interesting cases is defensive end Chase Young, whom the 49ers added during the regular season from the Washington Commanders in exchange for a third-round draft pick. It may be hard for the 49ers to prevent Young from being more than a rent-a-player, but Young's friend and former Ohio State University teammate Nick Bosa made it clear Tuesday he'd like to see general manager John Lynch and the 49ers brass find a way to keep Young on the team. In this edition of the 49ers Notebook, we delve into a range of topics starting with Bosa's


Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone