Anquan Boldin named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1. We take a look at his strong performance to kick off his 49ers career.

Anquan Boldin's time with the San Francisco 49ers is off to a great start, as the NFL named him NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Boldin caught 13 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown in his 49ers debut, keying the passing attack in the 34-28 win over the Green Bay Packers. There was plenty of praise for the performance following Sunday's game.

The 49ers head up to Seattle this week, and it will be interesting to see how Boldin follows up that performance. The 49ers faced a banged up Packers secondary, with the defense keying in on the run. Boldin would have found success even with more pressure against the pass, but it is still worth noting the context of the performance. The Seahawks have as strong a secondary as anybody in the NFL, although we do not yet know the status of Brandon Browner.

The 49ers moved Boldin all around the field, and I suspect we'll see him moving around once again on Sunday night. At some point (and possibly quite frequently), he will face off with Richard Sherman. While I know plenty of folks don't like Sherman, he is a great cornerback and this will be a fascinating matchup. Boldin has the size advantage, but Sherman will do what he can to get in Boldin's face and slow him down.

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