SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers suited up six wide receivers for the second time this season due to the rash of injuries at other positions.

Five of the wideouts in uniform caught passes in the 49ers’ 36-26 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in a game that clinched the 49ers’ first winning season since 2013.

Rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel had eight receptions on the 10 passes Jimmy Garoppolo directed his way. Samuel had 134 yards receiving on the day.

Samuel (shoulder) and veteran Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) toughed it out while battling physical conditions throughout the game. Sanders caught three passes for 33 yards.

Wide receiver Richie James, running back Jeff Wilson and safety D.J. Reed made the most of their few opportunities.

James got the offense moving in the second quarter with a 57-yard run after catching a screen pass from Garoppolo. He played 10 offensive snaps in the game.

Wilson was on the field for one play, and he managed to beat an all-out blitz with a 25-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown for the go-ahead points with 31 seconds remaining.

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And Reed played three defensive snaps, and had a 4-yard return for a touchdown after scooping up a fumble on the final play of the game.


Dante Pettis saw the least amount of playing time of any of the 49ers’ receivers. He was on the field for two offensive snaps, did not see any passes thrown his way, and saw no action on special teams.

Each of the 49ers’ eight active defensive linemen were on the field for 21 plays or more, including newly signed defensive end Damontre Moore. He played 23 snaps and contributed a forced fumble that clinched the game in the closing minute.

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


Total offensive snaps: 77
Quarterback – Jimmy Garoppolo 77
Running back – Kyle Juszczyk 41, Tevin Coleman 38, Raheem Mostert 38, Jeff Wilson 1
Wide receiver – Deebo Samuel 61, Kendrick Bourne 42, Emmanuel Sanders 36, Marquise Goodwin 23, Richie James 10, Dante Pettis 2
Tight end – Ross Dwelley 69, Garrett Celek 23, Levine Toilolo 1
Offensive line – Laken Tomlinson 77, Mike Person 77, Mike McGlinchey 77, Justin Skule 77, Weston Richburg 77
Did not play – QB Nick Mullens, Ben Garland


Total defensive snaps: 69
Defensive line – Nick Bosa 57, DeForest Buckner 52, Arik Armstead 48, Solomon Thomas 26, Damontre Moore 23, Sheldon Day 23, Jullian Taylor 21, Dee Ford 21
Linebacker – Fred Warner 69, Dre Greenlaw 67, Elijah Lee 25
Defensive back – Jimmie Ward 69, Jaquiski Tartt 69, Richard Sherman 69, Emmanuel Moseley 65, K’Waun Williams 42, Ahkello Witherspoon 6, D.J. Reed 3, Tarvarius Moore 2, Marcell Harris 2

Special teams

Total special teams plays: 26
Mark Nzeocha 22, Lee 22, Moore 22, Harris 17, James 15, Witherspoon 14, Wilson 13, Celek 12, Mitch Wishnowsky 11, Bourne 10, Ward 10, Moore 10, Buckner 9, Armstead 9, Reed 8, Toilolo 7, Kyle Nelson 6, Mostert 6, Tartt 6, Moseley 6, Warner 5, Thomas 5, Day 5, Daniel Brunskill 4, Chase McLaughlin 4, Person 4, Richburg 4, Tomlinson 4, McGlinchey 4, Skule 4, Goodwin 4, Juszczyk 2, Greenlaw 2

Not active

QB C.J. Beathard
K Robbie Gould
RB Matt Breida
LB Azeez Al-Shaair
LT Joe Staley
TE George Kittle
NT D.J. Jones