It’s no secret that the 49ers had some problems completing passes in Monday night’s 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. 

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo took the majority of the heat for the subpar effort, but the film indicates more than a handful of drops by his wide receivers.

49ers general manager John Lynch recognizes that his group had a rough go of it against the Seahawks, but isn’t panicked about his young wideouts.

"We do have belief in this group,” Lynch said on KNBR's "Tolbert, Krueger, and Brooks" show Thursday afternoon. “They had a rough night the other night. We expect them to catch the football better, and I think we left over 100 yards in drops out there."

Emmanuel Sanders leaving the game early with a rib injury didn’t help matters, as Garoppolo’s top target over the last few weeks left a significant void in a passing game that was already down All-Pro tight end George Kittle.

That being said, Lynch isn't in a rush to go outside the organization to find another healthy pass-catcher.

"We'll always look to try to improve ourselves," Lynch said. "I mean, a lot of that has come and gone. The trade deadline has passed. There is another avenue of looking at other people's practice squads.

 

"Emmanuel was a little bit of a unique situation in that he's such a veteran, and he was playing in a very similar offense. Coming in mid-stream, and doing that is difficult."

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For now, the 49ers passing game must rally together and look to improve with the Arizona Cardinals -- who nearly took San Francisco down in a Week 9 showdown on "Thursday Night Football" -- riding into Levi’s Stadium.