Brock Purdy turned in his best performance to date in the 49ers’ 27-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, and the team’s PFF grades reveal even more details.
The second-year quarterback completed 21 of his 25 attempts for 333 yards and three touchdowns while being under pressure on 51.6 percent of his dropbacks. Purdy completed nine of his 11 attempts for 124 yards and a 113.6 passer rating under pressure.
Purdy only missed one pass, completing 13 of 14 attempts from 10 yards or less downfield. On passes 11 to 19 yards downfield, the Iowa State product completed seven of his eight attempts, and on passes 20 yards or more downfield, Purdy completed two of his three passes for 116 yards and a touchdown.
Since Week 8, Purdy is averaging 12.1 yards per attempt, well ahead of Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud, who is averaging 9.2 yards per attempt.
Here are more highlights from the 49ers’ Week 11 PFF grades:
TE George Kittle – 87.8
Kittle received the highest overall grade on the 49ers offense, catching eight of his nine targets for 89 yards and a touchdown. Fifty-six of Kittle’s yards came after the catch, and the All-Pro tight end was effective in pass protection with a grade of 72.9.
Kittle also forced two missed tackles and beat the sticks for five first downs as a receiver.
WR Brandon Aiyuk – 87.6
Aiyuk received the second-highest grade on offense behind Kittle, catching five of his six targets for 156 yards and a touchdown. All five of Aiyuk’s sacks resulted in a first down or a touchdown. Aiyuk lined up for 23 snaps on the wing and 11 in the slot.
RB Christian McCaffrey – 69.7
McCaffrey recorded 21 carries for 78 yards, giving him an average of 3.7 yards per carry, but 51 of those yards came after contact. The All-Pro running back caught all five of his targets for 25 yards and was responsible for six of San Francisco’s 22 first downs.
LT Trent Williams: 74.8 overall, 68.9 pass blocking (rush)
LG Jon Feliciano: 67.8 overall, 50.8 pass blocking (three hurries)
C Jake Brendel: 56.4 overall, 50.0 pass blocking (three hurries)
RG Spencer Burford: 58.5 overall, 15.0 pass blocking (one sack, three hurries)
RT Colton McKivitz: 59.5 overall, 55.7 pass blocking (two hurries)
LB Fred Warner – 83.9
Warner received the highest defensive score with his participation at all levels. The All-Pro linebacker recorded one quarterback sack (PFF counts half of the sacks as 1.0), forced a fumble and recorded seven total stops. In coverage, Warner allowed receptions on all six targets, but only for 20 yards total.
DL Arik Armstead – 83.6
Armstead received the second-highest grade for his interior line production with a 91.2 pass rush grade. The veteran lineman recorded a career-high 12 pressures on Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield with one sack, one hit and 10 hurries.
S Tashaun Gibson – 80.1
The veteran safety received the third-highest grade on defense, allowing one catch on four targets for three yards. Gipson also recorded one pass deflection and did not miss a tackle.
S Ji’Ayir Brown – 76.8
The rookie was on the field for 36 defensive snaps and allowed one reception for 41 yards on two targets, but also broke up two passes and had an interception.
The entire defense was involved in the pass rush with 38 total pressures: six sacks, four hits and 28 pressures.
- Arik Armstead: One Catch, One Hit, 10 Hurries
- Nick Bosa – two sacks, one hit, six hurries
- Chase Young: One Hit, Four Hurries
- Javon Hargrave: One Hit, Three Hurries
- Fred Warner: one catch, one rush
- Tashaun Gipson – two rushes
- Javon Kinlaw – a rush
- Clelin Ferrell – a rush
The 49ers had Mayfield under pressure on 52 percent of their dropbacks (26 of 50).
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