How PFF rated 49ers Brock Purdy in Week 11 win

How PFF rated 49ers’ Brock Purdy in Week 11 win over Buccaneers – NBC Sports Bay Area

Brock Purdy turned in his best performance yet in the 49ers’ 27-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, and the team’s PFF grades reveal even more details.

The second-year quarterback completed 21 of his 25 attempts for 333 yards and three touchdowns while being pressured on 51.6 percent of his dropbacks. Under pressure, Purdy completed nine of his 11 attempts for 124 yards and a passer rating of 113.6.

Purdy missed only one pass and completed 13 of 14 attempts of 10 yards or less down the field. On passes 11 to 19 yards downfield, the Iowa State product completed seven of his eight attempts, and on passes 20 yards or more downfield, Purdy completed two of his three passes for 116 yards and a touchdown.

Since Week 8, Purdy is averaging 12.1 yards per attempt, well ahead of Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud, who has averaged 9.2 yards per attempt.

Here are more highlights from the 49ers’ Week 11 PFF classes:


TE George Kittle – 87.8

Kittle earned the best overall grade on the 49ers’ offense, catching eight of his nine targets for 89 yards and a touchdown. Fifty-six of Kittle’s yards came after the catch, and the All-Pro tight end was effective in pass protection with a grade of 72.9.

Kittle also forced two missed tackles and got past sticks as a receiver for five first downs.

WR Brandon Aiyuk – 87.6

Aiyuk earned the second-highest offensive grade behind Kittle, catching five of his six targets for 156 yards and a touchdown. All five of Aiyuk’s catches resulted in a first down or a touchdown. Aiyuk completed 23 plays outside and 11 in the slot.

RB Christian McCaffrey – 69.7

McCaffrey registered 21 carries for 78 yards, an average of 3.7 yards per carry — but 51 of those yards came after contact. The All-Pro running back caught all five of his targets for 25 yards and accounted for six of San Francisco’s 22 first downs.

Offensive line:

LT Trent Williams – 74.8 overall, 68.9 pass blocking (one pass)

LG Jon Feliciano – 67.8 overall, 50.8 pass blocking (three runs)

C Jake Brendel – 56.4 overall, 50.0 pass blocking (three runs)

RG Spencer Burford – 58.5 overall, 15.0 pass blocking (one sack, three hurries)

RT Colton McKivitz – 59.5 overall, 55.7 pass blocking (two runs)


LB Fred Warner – 83.9

Warner received the highest score on defense with his commitment at all levels. The All-Pro linebacker recorded a quarterback sack (PFF counts half sacks as 1.0), forced a fumble and registered seven total stops. In coverage, Warner allowed catches on all six targets, but only for a total of 20 yards.

DL Arik Armstead – 83.6

Armstead received the second-highest grade for his production inside the line with a rushing grade of 91.2. The veteran lineman recorded a career-high 12 pressures on Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield with one sack, one hit and 10 hurries.

S Tashaun Gibson – 80.1

The veteran safety earned the third-highest grade on defense and allowed one catch on four targets for three yards. Gipson also recorded a pass breakup and no missed tackles.

S Ji’Ayir Brown – 76.8

The rookie was on the field for 36 defensive snaps and allowed one reception for 41 yards on two targets, but also broke up two passes and snagged an interception.


The entire defense was involved in the pass rush with a total of 38 pressures – six sacks, four hits and 28 hurries.

  • Arik Armstead – one sack, one hit, 10 runs
  • Nick Bosa – two sacks, one hit, six hurries
  • Chase Young – one hit, four hurries
  • Javon Hargrave – one hit, three hurries
  • Fred Warner – one sack, one rush
  • Tashaun Gipson – two rushes
  • Javon Kinlaw – a hurry
  • Clelin Ferrell – a hurry

The 49ers pressured Mayfield on 52 percent of his dropbacks (26 of 50).

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