49ers' PFF scores show missed opportunities and mistakes


The 49ers missed several opportunities in their 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans, and many of their Pro Football Focus grades reflect their up-and-down performance. 

It was ultimately a tale of two halves. The 49ers had a 10-0 lead at the half, even after a few miscues and mistakes. Jimmy Garoppolo threw an early interception in the first quarter but the defense was able to hold the Tennessee offense to a three-and-out. 

In the second half, the 49ers' quarterback wasn’t so lucky. On the first offensive drive of the third quarter, Garoppolo’s pass intended for Deebo Samuel was intercepted by Tennessee’s Amani Hooker. Four plays later, the Titans tied the score with a touchdown. 

The defense that shut out the Titans in the first half allowed 20 points in the remainder of the game. A.J. Brown caught five of his seven targets in the first half for 24 yards, but was unstoppable in the second half, registering six more catches on nine targets for a whopping 121 yards. 

Here are the highs and lows from the 49ers'PFF scores. 


WR Deebo Samuel - 90.1 

Samuel scored the highest grade on the team, catching nine of his 11 targets for 159 yards, while also contributing as a running back with five carries for 32 yards. His overall 87.9 score on the year ranks fourth among all NFL wide receivers so far.


LT Trent Williams - 77.3 

Willams' score is lower than usual. The Pro Bowl left tackle still leads the league at his position with an overall 98.3 score.

RT Tom Compton - 76.7

Compton has been playing very solidly on the right side of the line. His 83.0 pass-blocking score led the team, not allowing any hurries through 39 pass-blocking plays. 

QB Jimmy Garoppolo - 56.6

The quarterback had a rough outing, throwing two interceptions at incredibly inopportune times, and another near interception lowered his score. This was his lowest score since Week 7 vs. the Colts (47.1).  

TE George Kittle - 49.1

The tight end caught two of his three targets for 21 yards, but was called for a false start and beaten on a pass-protection play for a sack. 

The offensive line and Kittle allowed seven total pressures.


DT D.J. Jones - 82.4

The defensive tackle recorded two hurries and three tackles, giving him the the highest overall score on defense. His three run stops came in 14 run defense snaps, and he registered two quarterback pressures in 10 pass rush snaps. 

Jones leads all NFL defensive linemen with 34 run stops on the season.

S Jimmie Ward - 68.1 

Ward was flying around the field, making tackles shown by his team-high 84.5 tackling score.  He registered three tackles, two assists and only allowed one reception for 12 yards on four targets.

DE Nick Bosa - 67.5 

The star pass rusher was stuffed by double teams much of the game. He recorded two total pressures -- one hit and one hurry -- and recorded three run stops. 

The 49ers' defense missed 10 tackles: Charles Omenihu (1), Arden key (1), Fred Warner (3), Azeez Al-Shaair (1), Jaquiski Tartt (1) , K’Waun Williams (2) and Arik Armstead (1).

The defense recorded 18 pressures on Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill including five sacks by Samson Ebukam (2), Jordan Willis (1), Kentavius Street (1) and Azeez Al-Shaair (1). 

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