How PFF graded Kittle, 49ers in bad loss vs. Seahawks


The 49ers' PFF scores from Week 13 show where the team struggled in their 30-23 loss to the Seahawks. 

While there were some great performances by several players, the 49ers couldn’t overcome their mistakes to win in Seattle. A monster performance by George Kittle was overshadowed by turnovers and a stifled run game.

Azeez Al-Shaair’s solid job at the MIKE linebacker in place of Fred Warner was eclipsed by struggles in a secondary that was without Emmanuel Moseley due to an ankle injury that occurred midgame. 

Nick Bosa and D.J. Jones were key in keeping pressure on Seattle's offensive line, but a few explosive plays got the better of the 49ers' defense that was on the field for 70 plays. 

Here are more highlights from Week 13:


TE George Kittle - 93.2 

Kittle’s overall grade was the highest of any tight end so far in Week 13. The All Pro caught nine of his 12 targets for 181 yards and two touchdowns. One-hundred and nine of Kittle’s 181 receiving yards came after the catch. The veteran tight end’s 90.7 overall grade on the season is the highest among all tight ends. 

As usual, Kittle continued his strong run blocking ways, but he struggled in pass blocking, receiving a 36.1 score because he was responsible for two quarterback pressures -- one hit and one hurry. 

LT Trent Williams - 83.9 

Williams’ overall grade was second only to Kittle, but his 89.2 pass-blocking grade was tops on the offense. The veteran left tackle did not allow a quarterback pressure in 31 pass-blocking snaps. 


RT Tom Compton - 83.5 

The right tackle struggled in pass protection, receiving a 62.5 grade after allowing three quarterback pressures -- one sack and two hurries. Compton’s 94.1 run-blocking grade was the highest of any offensive lineman in the NFL so far in Week 13.

Daniel Brunskill (65.4 overall, 53.1 pass blocking) allowed two pressures. Laken Tomlinson (60.4 overall, 62.5 pass blocking) allowed one quarterback hit. 

Elijah Mitchell, who was on the field as a pass blocker for seven plays did not allow a pressure, giving him the second-highest pass blocking score of 82.3.  


DT D.J. Jones - 87.2 

Jones’ overall score was highest on the defensive line. The tackle recorded five run stops, the most by any lineman so far in Week 13. Jones also tied a career-high with three quarterback pressures, all hurries, and forced a fumble. 

LB Azeez Al-Shaair - 83.3 

PFF has the linebacker credited with a team-high 13 tackles (NFL has him at 16). Al-Shaair recorded eight total stops, forced a fumble, and recorded half a sack. The linebacker allowed just 37 receiving yards in coverage on his nine targets.

DE Nick Bosa - 61.4 

Bosa’s six total pressures -- one sack, two hits and three hurries led the 49ers. The pass rusher also deflected a pass and forced a fumble, but his two missed tackles lowered his overall score. 

CB Josh Norman - 41.6 

The veteran cornerback allowed four catches on seven targets for 42 yards and a touchdown

CB Deommodore Lenoir - 44.9 

The rookie allowed catches on all three targets for 39 yards, and a touchdown. Lenoir also was called for a defensive pass interference penalty. 

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The 49ers defense stayed out of base defense with Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw and Marcel Harris all ruled out. Here is how they lined up: 

70 total snaps (not counting fake punt)
51 nickel package (five pensive backs) 
18 dime package (six defensive backs) 
1 goal-line package

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