49ers snap count: How offense compensated with loss of Kyle Juszczyk

49ers snap count: How offense compensated with loss of Kyle Juszczyk

Replacing offensive linemen Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey were the easy part of the changes the 49ers made to their offense Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

After all, the 49ers had few other options than to plug in Justin Skule and Daniel Brunskill to play left tackle and right tackle in the team's 20-7 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

But replacing injured fullback Kyle Juszczyk took a lot more creativity from coach Kyle Shanahan and his staff.

The 49ers regularly paired George Kittle with backup tight ends Levine Toilolo and Ross Dwelley. And Dwelley saw some action in the backfield as a pseudo-fullback.

“I’m very proud of those guys,” Shanahan said. “It’s tough. There is a lot of different factors that go in. You always kind of change things up when you’re missing tackles, when you’re missing two, changes with the fullback.

“Dwelley did an awesome job with playing fullback most of the day. We gave Kittle a couple also. Some of the stuff that they were playing us, just trying to stop the run, that could get frustrating for receivers and stuff because you want to throw it, but you’ve got to be smart, too.”

Toilolo and Dwelley saw significantly more playing time than they would if Juszczyk were healthy. Juszczyk is expected to miss another 3 to 5 weeks with a knee sprain.

Toilolo played 37 of the 49ers’ 78 offensive snaps, while Dwelley was on the field for 33 snaps. It was the most snaps both have played in a game this season.

The 49ers played with three wide receivers approximately one-third of the time, with Dante Pettis, Marquise Goodwin and Deebo Samuel each playing more than half of the team’s offensive snaps.

Defensively, Solomon Thomas played the fourth-most snaps of any 49ers defensive lineman. The team’s top pick from the 2017 draft contributed his second quarterback sack of the season, as part of the team’s dominating defensive performance.

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Here is a look at how much everyone on the 49ers played Sunday on offense, defense and special teams:


Total offensive snaps: 78
Quarterback – Jimmy Garoppolo 78
Running back – Tevin Coleman 43, Matt Breida 28, Raheem Mostert 7
Wide receiver – Dante Pettis 56, Marquise Goodwin 48, Deebo Samuel 47, Kendrick Bourne 22, Richie James 4
Tight end – George Kittle 65, Levine Toilolo 37, Ross Dwelley 33,
Offensive line – Weston Richburg 78, Laken Tomlinson 78, Mike Person 78, Justin Skule 76, Daniel Brunskill 78
Did not play – Nick Mullens, Ben Garland


Total defensive snaps: 53
Defensive line – DeForest Buckner 49, Nick Bosa 44, Arik Armstead 41, Solomon Thomas 25, Dee Ford 22, Ronald Blair 15, D.J. Jones 12, Sheldon Day 6
Linebacker – Kwon Alexander 53, Fred Warner 53, Dre Greenlaw 4
Defensive back – Jaquiski Tartt 53, Jimmie Ward 53, Emmanuel Moseley 53, Richard Sherman 48, K’Waun Williams 27, D.J. Reed 20, Dontae Johnson 5

Special teams

Total special teams plays: 26
Tarvarius Moore 20, Mark Nzeocha 19, Greenlaw 19, Marcel Harris 18, Mitch Wishnowsky 17, Mostert 18, Johnson 18, Azeez Al-Shaair 13, Garrison Sanborn 12, Jeff Wilson 12, Reed 10, Buckner 8, Armstead 8, James 8, Toilolo 8, Bourne 7, Tartt 7, Ward 7, Dwelley 6, Robbie Gould 6, Person 6, Richburg 6, Tomlinson 6, Skule 6, Sam Young 6, Brunskill 4, Jones 3, Breida 1, Alexander 1, Warner 1, Moseley 1, Bosa 1, Williams 1, Ford 1, Thomas 1, Alexander 1

Not active

QB C.J. Beathard
WR Jordan Matthews
DL Jullian Taylor
FB Kyle Juszczyk (knee)
LT Joe Staley (leg)
RT Mike McGlinchey (knee)
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (foot)

49ers-Cardinals odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 11 game


49ers-Cardinals odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 11 game

Everything hasn't been coming up roses for the 49ers in the last week thanks to some injuries and an overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

The team will face the Cardinals for the second time in three weeks in Week 11. After failing to sack Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray in the first meeting, Nick Bosa will try to do better the second time around.

Murray has been sacked 31 times, which ranks as the third-most in the league. San Francisco, on the other hand, ranks second in the NFL in total sacks (35) and yards allowed per game (251.6).

Here is how NFL writers across the league see the 49ers-Cardinals game shaking out:


Caesars: SF -480
Consensus: SF -500
Westgate: SF -550
Wynn: SF -550

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Josh Weinfuss, ESPN: 49ers 31, Cardinals 20
Nick Wagoner, ESPN: 49ers 27, Cardinals 17
Michael David Smith, PFT: 49ers 16, Cardinals 13
Michael Florio, PFT: 49ers 34, Cardinals 21

Colin Kaepernick calls out Roger Goodell, NFL owners following workout


Colin Kaepernick calls out Roger Goodell, NFL owners following workout

First, Colin Kaepernick sent a message with his arm. Then he sent one with his words.

"I've been ready for three years, and I've been denied for three years," Kaepernick told the media following his NFL workout in Atlanta on Saturday. "We all know why I came out here and showed it today in front of everybody -- we have nothing to hide. So we're waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people. 

"Around here, we're ready to play. We're ready to go anywhere. My agent Jeff Nalley is ready to talk to any team. I'll interview with any team at any time. I've been ready, I'm staying ready and I'll continue to be ready."

By most accounts, Kaepernick was thoroughly impressive in his workout, showcasing the arm strength that once made him perhaps the most feared quarterback in the league. The workout originally was supposed to be held at the Falcons practice facility and closed to the media, but Kaepernick and his representatives changed the location to ensure transparency.

"Our biggest thing with everything today was making sure we had transparency in what went on," Kaepernick said. "We weren't getting that elsewhere, so we came out here."

"It's important that y'all are here," he said to the media in attendance. "Y'all been attacked for the last three years. Y'all continue to be attacked. We appreciate what y'all do. We appreciate you being here today. We appreciate the work you do for the people and telling the truth. That's what we want in everything."

All Kaepernick has ever wanted is a fair opportunity. We can debate whether or not what took place Saturday was indeed "fair", but clearly, he feels he proved enough with his performance. Now we wait and see if the NFL's intentions were at all genuine, or if the workout simply was a thinly-veiled PR move.

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"We'll continue to give you updates as we hear," Kaepernick said in closing. "We'll be waiting to hear from Roger Goodell, the NFL, the 32 teams ... we'll let you know if we hear from them.

"Ball's in their court, we're ready to go."