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Andrew Tiller moves into starting lineup, Vance McDonald leads TEs in snaps again

The San Francisco 49ers offense showed some things, but ultimately came up short for much of the day against the Seattle Seahawks. We take a look at some notable numbers from the offensive snap count.

The San Francisco 49ers offense got off to a slow start on Sunday, but put together some decent drives late in the second quarter, and into the third quarter. Conservative decisions in the red zone cost them a couple opportunities at touchdowns, but we saw some interesting stuff, nonetheless.

Yesterday, we took a look at the 49ers defensive snap count against the Seattle Seahawks. Today, I wanted to take a look at the offensive snap count. The most notable change was at right guard. The 49ers did not announce a change to the starting lineup, but we did in fact see a change. Andrew Tiller took every snap at right guard on Sunday. I have to think given his decent success since moving into the right guard rotation, this might finally indicate Tiller is the starter the rest of the way. I at least hope that is the case.

Vance McDonald ended up with the most snaps at tight end, surpassing Garrett Celek for the second straight game. McDonald had four catches for 65 yards and a touchdown. He showed some solid hands, and some quality route-running. I don't recall many such performances from McDonald this season. McDonald and Celek both had success against a Seahawks defense that has struggled most of the season against tight ends.


Blaine Gabbert: 53

Running Back

Shaun Draughn: 48
Bruce Miller: 15
Travaris Cadet: 3

Wide Receiver

Torrey Smith: 45
Anquan Boldin: 43
Quinton Patton: 20
Bruce Ellington: 12

Tight End

Vance McDonald: 44
Garrett Celek: 31
Blake Bell: 4

Offensive Line

LT Joe Staley: 53
LG Alex Boone: 53
C Marcus Martin: 53
RG Andrew Tiller: 53
RT Erik Pears: 53