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PFF’s best and worst graded 49ers players from Super Bowl 58, plus snap counts

Feb 12, 2024 at 11:37 AM--

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The San Francisco 49ers lost 25-22 to the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl 58. Today, Pro Football Focus released its grades from the game, revealing which Niners stood out and who failed to step up.

Below are Pro Football Focus' five highest-graded 49ers players on offense against the Chiefs.

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

While Chris Conley was the 49ers' highest-graded player with a 91.8 overall grade, the wide receiver only played eight snaps. Chiefs linebacker Leo Chenal finished with the highest grade (92.0) in Super Bowl 58.

Conley caught one pass for 18 yards but earned the game's highest run-blocking grade (92.7).

Trent Williams was the highest-graded offensive lineman of the game. The left tackle did not allow a single pressure in 44 pass-blocking snaps. Guard Aaron Banks allowed the most pressures, earning the game's lowest offensive grade (40.2). Williams' counterpart on the opposite side of the line, right tackle Colton McKivitz, allowed four pressures, while guard Spencer Burford allowed three, and center Jake Brendel and guard Jon Feliciano allowed one apiece.

Wide receiver Jauan Jennings caught four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in his five targets, earning an 82.3 overall grade in his 40 snaps. It was his highest grade since Week 10 of the 2022 season (82.7).

Quarterback Brock Purdy earned his highest grade of the team's three playoff games. His 73.9 mark is his second-highest ever in a playoff game, with only last season's Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks (73.6) besting it. Purdy finished Super Bowl 58 completing 23 of his 38 pass attempts for 255 yards and a touchdown. The quarterback also rushed the football three times for 12 yards.

Running back Christian McCaffrey contributed 160 scrimmage yards and hauled in a touchdown pass from Jennings on a trick play. He earned a 65.4 overall grade while garnering the team's second-highest pass-blocking grade (80.7).

On defense, cornerback Deommodore Lenoir earned the team's highest grade (80.5), allowing five catches for 36 yards on seven targets. He earned the team's highest run-defense grade (94.7), recording three stops. Lenoir finished the game with eight tackles and a forced fumble.

Ji'Ayir Brown hauled in the only interception of the game. Coupled with the best tackling grade in the game (88.2), the rookie safety earned a 79.6 overall grade, his best mark since Week 14 against the Seahawks (88.3).

Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave's 79.2 overall grade, boosted by a sack, was his highest mark since Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars (89.6). It was only the third time he's surpassed a 70.0 grade since Week 10.

While Nick Bosa finished with a game-high 12 pressures, the defensive end's 63.4 overall grade was his lowest of the team's three playoff games.

Defensive tackle Arik Armstead's 75.3 overall, 72.0 tackling, and 75.0 pass-rush grades were significant improvements over his marks in the NFC Championship Game (42.9 overall, 28.4 tackling, 65.8 pass-rush). Armstead finished with seven pressures and a sack.

Defensive end Chase Young, scheduled to become a free agent, earned his best overall grade (73.4) since Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks (86.3). He recorded four pressures and a sack.

Snap Counts

75 - Aaron Banks (LG), Brock Purdy (QB), Colton McKivitz (RT), Jake Brendel (C), Trent Williams (LT)
71 - Christian McCaffrey (RB)
67 - Brandon Aiyuk (WR)
63 - George Kittle (TE)
54 - Deebo Samuel (WR)
44 - Spencer Burford (RG)
43 - Kyle Juszczyk (FB)
40 - Jauan Jennings (WR)
31 - Jon Feliciano (RG)
15 - Charlie Woerner (TE)
8 - Chris Conley (WR)
6 - Ray-Ray McCloud III (WR)
4 - Brayden Willis (TE), Elijah Mitchell (RB)

79 - Charvarius Ward (CB), Fred Warner (LB), Tashaun Gipson Sr. (SS)
78 - Deommodore Lenoir (CB), Ji'Ayir Brown (SS)
71 - Oren Burks (LB)
68 - Nick Bosa (DE)
62 - Logan Ryan (FS)
55 - Chase Young (DE)
53 - Arik Armstead (DT)
48 - Javon Hargrave (DT)
27 - Kevin Givens (DT), Randy Gregory (LOLB)
26 - Javon Kinlaw (DT)
12 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (LB), Dre Greenlaw (LB)
8 - Robert Beal Jr. (DE)
4 - Sebastian Joseph-Day (DT)
1 - Ambry Thomas (CB), Dee Winters (LB), George Odum (FS)

Special Teams
27 - Brayden Willis, Charlie Woerner, George Odum
22 - Darrell Luter Jr., Dee Winters, Jordan Mason
20 - Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles
19 - Chris Conley
15 - Robert Beal Jr.
14 - Oren Burks
13 - Isaiah Oliver
12 - Ray-Ray McCloud III
11 - Jake Moody (K)
10 - Mitch Wishnowsky (P), Taybor Pepper (LS)
7 - Ambry Thomas, Kyle Juszczyk
6 - Deommodore Lenoir, Fred Warner
5 - Aaron Banks, Ben Bartch, Colton McKivitz, Javon Kinlaw, Jaylon Moore, Kevin Givens, Logan Ryan, Randy Gregory, Spencer Burford, Tashaun Gipson Sr.
4 - Jauan Jennings
3 - Jake Brendel
2 - Charvarius Ward, Jon Feliciano, Sebastian Joseph-Day
1 - Chase Young, Ji'Ayir Brown, Nick Bosa

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