49ers' Williams bullying Lions exemplified on tape, PFF grade


The 49ers' record-setting investment in left tackle Trent Williams already is paying off. 

Earlier this offseason, San Francisco signed the star offensive lineman to a six-year, $138.06 million contract extension. Notoriously one of the best left tackles in the game, Williams maintained his reputation with a dominant performance against the Detroit Lions in Week 1. 

It should come as no surprise that Williams graded out so high after watching him bully Lions defensive linemen all afternoon. 

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The 49ers rushed for only 131 yards on the ground, which for them, is a modest number. Leaning more on the passing game, it was Williams' protection of Garoppolo (17-of-25 passing, 314 yards, 1 TD, 1 sack) that proved to be the most important. 

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