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

Dec 4, 2023 at 10:18 AM--

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The San Francisco 49ers improved their record to 9-3 after a 42-19 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. 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 Eagles.

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

Linebacker Fred Warner earned the game's highest overall grade (90.2). Sunday was the second time this season he earned a grade of 90.0 or higher and his sixth time in the past seven games hitting a mark of 81.1 or higher. Warner's 89.7 coverage grade was his highest since the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers during the 2021 season (92.7). He allowed two receptions for seven yards against the Eagles.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel earned the game's highest offensive grade (86.1). It was his highest grade since Week 3 against the New York Giants (88.6). Samuel hauled in four receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles. He also contributed on the ground, gaining 22 yards and scoring a rushing touchdown. This game marked the second occasion this season that Samuel exceeded 100 receiving yards, and it was the first time in his career that he achieved three total touchdowns in a single game.

Brock Purdy has earned an overall grade of 72.7 or higher in each of his last five games. The quarterback completed 19 of his 27 passing attempts for 314 yards and four touchdowns, finishing with a 148.8 passer rating. This marked Purdy's fourth time this season achieving a passer rating of 144.4 or higher. Additionally, his 70.4 percent completion percentage marks the eighth time this season the quarterback has completed 70 percent or more of his pass attempts. All eight have come in the last nine games.

Defensive end Nick Bosa recorded a game-high eight pressures, producing eight quarterback hurries. While his 64.8 pass-rush grade was surpassed by three of his teammates (Kalia Davis, 75.5; Chase Young, 70.8; Arik Armstead, 70.2), his 88.5 run-defense grade was the best in the game.

Christian McCaffrey finished the game with 93 rushing yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. He also hauled in three passes for 40 yards. McCaffrey's performance made him the first 49ers running back since Frank Gore in 2014 to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. He is on pace for 24 total touchdowns this season, which would surpass Jerry Rice's franchise record mark of 23 in 1987. McCaffrey's 85.6 overall grade is his best since Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals (91.0) and marks the fourth time over the past five games the running back has earned a grade of 82.9 or higher.

Before being ejected, linebacker Dre Greenlaw did enough during his 39 snaps in the game to earn his best overall grade (78.8) since Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys (81.2).

Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw recorded two sacks in a single game for the first time in his career, bringing his total to 3.5 sacks in his four NFL seasons. His 70.2 overall grade just missed the list of top five 49ers defenders. It's only the second time Kinlaw has surpassed a 70.0 overall grade in the past seven games.

Snap Counts

59 - Aaron Banks (LG), Spencer Burford (RG)
55 - Brock Purdy (QB), Colton McKivitz (RT), George Kittle (TE), Jake Brendel (C), Trent Williams (LT)
52 - Christian McCaffrey (RB)
51 - Brandon Aiyuk (WR)
49 - Deebo Samuel (WR)
29 - Jauan Jennings (WR)
22 - Kyle Juszczyk (FB)
12 - Charlie Woerner (TE)
9 - Chris Conley (WR)
7 - Ronnie Bell (WR)
5 - Elijah Mitchell (RB)
4 - Jaylon Moore (LT), Jon Feliciano (RG), Matt Pryor (LG), Sam Darnold (QB)
3 - Jordan Mason (RB)
1 - Ross Dwelley (TE)

72 - Charvarius Ward (CB), Deommodore Lenoir (CB), Ji'Ayir Brown (FS)
69 - Tashaun Gipson Sr. (FS)
67 - Ambry Thomas (CB)
61 - Fred Warner (LB)
52 - Nick Bosa (DE)
50 - Javon Hargrave (DT)
39 - Dre Greenlaw (LB)
36 - Chase Young (DE)
33 - Arik Armstead (DT)
30 - Clelin Ferrell (DE)
26 - Oren Burks (LB), Randy Gregory (ROLB)
22 - Javon Kinlaw (DT), Kevin Givens (DT)
19 - Kalia Davis (DT)
11 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (LB)
10 - Dee Winters (LB)
3 - Isaiah Oliver (CB)

Special Teams
23 - Charlie Woerner
20 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles
19 - Ross Dwelley
16 - Dee Winters, Isaiah Oliver, Jordan Mason, Samuel Womack III
14 - Erik Harris
13 - Jake Moody (K)
12 - Darrell Luter Jr.
11 - Oren Burks
8 - Mitch Wishnowsky (P), Taybor Pepper (LS)
6 - Aaron Banks, Colton McKivitz, Jaylon Moore, Jon Feliciano, Matt Pryor, Spencer Burford
5 - Deebo Samuel, Kyle Juszczyk, Ronnie Bell
4 - Clelin Ferrell, Fred Warner, Jauan Jennings, Tashaun Gipson Sr.
3 - Ambry Thomas, Chase Young, Chris Conley, Deommodore Lenoir, Ji'Ayir Brown, Kevin Givens, Randy Gregory
2 - Javon Kinlaw
1 - Brandon Aiyuk, Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Kalia Davis

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