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

Dec 11, 2023 at 10:31 AM--

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The San Francisco 49ers improved their record to 10-3 after a 28-16 win against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14. 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 Seahawks.

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

Brock Purdy narrowly missed securing a spot among the top five highest-graded offensive 49ers players, earning an overall grade of 77.4. The second-year quarterback completed 19 of 27 pass attempts (70.4 percent) for a career-high 368 yards, adding two touchdowns and achieving a passer rating of 122.1. He has maintained a grade of 72.7 or higher in each of his past six games. Notably, Purdy is currently averaging 9.9 yards per pass attempt, the highest of any qualifying quarterback in 67 years, per Pro Football Reference.

Despite rushing for 145 yards on 16 carries, averaging an impressive 9.1 yards per carry, running back Christian McCaffrey also narrowly missed the top five, earning the seventh-highest overall grade (74.8) among his offensive teammates. McCaffrey's overall grade of 91.3 for the season is a career-high, and his run grade of 91.0 is significantly higher than any previous mark (the next highest was 82.1 in 2022).

Center Jon Feliciano claimed the highest overall grade of the game at 91.4. This marked the offensive lineman's career-high grade, supported by an impressive 93.3 run-blocking grade. Feliciano allowed two pressures to the Seahawks.

Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk registered six receptions for 126 yards, giving him a career-high 1,053 receiving yards on the season. This marks the second season of his career with 1,000 or more receiving yards, with the last occurring in 2022. Aiyuk became the first 49ers wide receiver to earn back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons since Anquan Boldin did so in 2013 and 2014. Aiyuk's 90.0 overall grade is the receiver's highest since Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals (93.4). That mark would have been higher if not for a lost fumble in the fourth quarter.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel and tight end George Kittle tied for the third-highest offensive grade (83.5) among their teammates. Samuel finished the game with seven receptions for 149 yards and one touchdown through the air, adding one touchdown on the ground. Kittle racked up three receptions for 76 yards and one touchdown, marking his sixth of the season.

Tackle Colton McKivitz earned a career-high overall grade of 81.3, boosted by a 90.5 run-blocking grade.

On the defensive side of the ball, rookie safety Ji'Ayir Brown claimed the highest grade of the game with an 88.3 mark, setting a career-high for the first-year defender. Brown finished the game with six tackles, an interception, and a pass defensed. His 81.2 coverage grade was second only to cornerback Deommodore Lenoir (game-high 86.3) among 49ers players. Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock owned a passer rating of 16.7 when targeting Brown.

Lenoir, surrendering only two receptions for 10 yards out of five targets, earned an 81.9 overall grade, marking his highest since Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Defensive end Chase Young achieved his highest overall grade (86.3) since joining the 49ers in October and his highest mark since Week 7 against the New York Giants (90.0). Currently at 80.9, Young is on track to achieve his highest-ever pass-rushing grade for a season.

Defensive tackle Kevin Givens earned his highest overall grade (84.1) since Week 12 of the 2021 season (92.4), while defensive end Nick Bosa has achieved a grade of 82.4 (this week) or higher and a pass-rushing grade of 82.3 (this week) or higher in four of his last five games. Bosa earned a game-high eight pressures. The next closest players were 49ers defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw and Seahawks defensive tackle Leonard Williams, each with four. Bosa was credited with 1.5 sacks to go along with his six tackles, a tackle for a loss, and two quarterback hits.

Snap Counts

54 - Aaron Banks (LG), Brock Purdy (QB), Colton McKivitz (RT), Jake Brendel (C), Jon Feliciano (C), Trent Williams (LT)
50 - George Kittle (TE)
49 - Brandon Aiyuk (WR)
48 - Christian McCaffrey (RB)
42 - Deebo Samuel (WR)
23 - Charlie Woerner (TE), Kyle Juszczyk (FB)
18 - Jauan Jennings (WR)
8 - Chris Conley (WR)
7 - Jordan Mason (RB)
4 - Brayden Willis (TE)

59 - Deommodore Lenoir (CB), Fred Warner (LB), Ji'Ayir Brown (FS), Tashaun Gipson Sr. (FS)
58 - Ambry Thomas (CB)
56 - Dre Greenlaw (LB)
50 - Nick Bosa (DE)
39 - Isaiah Oliver (FS)
35 - Javon Kinlaw (DT)
29 - Chase Young (DE)
28 - Javon Hargrave (DT)
25 - Clelin Ferrell (DE)
24 - Kevin Givens (DT), Randy Gregory (LOLB)
22 - Kalia Davis (DT)
10 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (LB)
6 - Oren Burks (LB)
4 - Charvarius Ward (CB)
2 - Dee Winters (LB)
1 - Samuel Womack III (CB)

Special Teams
20 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles
19 - Dee Winters, Erik Harris, Samuel Womack III
18 - Brayden Willis
16 - Isaiah Oliver
14 - Charlie Woerner
11 - Chris Conley, Jalen Graham, Ronnie Bell
10 - Logan Ryan, Oren Burks
9 - Jake Moody (K), Jordan Mason, Mitch Wishnowsky (P), Taybor Pepper (LS)
6 - Jeremy McNichols
5 - Jauan Jennings
4 - Aaron Banks, Ben Bartch, Colton McKivitz, Deebo Samuel, Jaylon Moore, Jon Feliciano, Kyle Juszczyk, Matt Pryor
3 - Ambry Thomas, Deommodore Lenoir, Fred Warner, Javon Kinlaw, Ji'Ayir Brown
2 - Clelin Ferrell, Kalia Davis, Kevin Givens, Randy Gregory, Tashaun Gipson Sr.
1 - Chase Young, Dre Greenlaw, Javon Hargrave, Nick Bosa

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