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PFF grades and snap counts from the 49ers win over the Panthers

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Blowouts mean everyone gets a chance to play!

Carolina Panthers v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Akash had his offensive grades early Monday morning from the San Francisco 49ers win over the Carolina Panthers. Now it’s time to take a look at what PFF had to say, and the team’s snap counts. Let’s get into it.

Offense-66 total snaps

Quarterback - Jimmy Garoppolo 58

Nick Mullens 7

Running back - Tevin Coleman 31

Matt Breida 18

Raheem Mostert 14

Jeff Wilson Jr. 3

Sheldon Day 1

Tight end - George Kittle 54

Ross Dwelley 34

Wide receiver - Emmanuel Sanders 53

Deebo Samuel 45

Kendrick Bourne 30

Dante Pettis 20

Richie James Jr. 15

Offensive line - Justin Skule 66

Laken Tomlinson 66

Daniel Brunskill 65

Weston Richburg 56

Mike Person 56

Sam Young 11

Ben Garland 10

Breida left the game with an ankle injury, but Kyle Shanahan said that Breida could have gone back in if the score was closer.

The addition of Sanders phased Richie James Jr. out of the offense. Until garbage time, at least. I do wonder how much the score/matchup had to do with the receiver snap counts. We saw more 12 personnel this week to spread Carolina out but keep them in their base defense. That worked, but so did everything else.

Top five PFF grades

Kittle 92.7

Tomlinson 90.4

Coleman 79.0

Brunskill 77.4

Person 73.7

When you score 51 points, your offensive line had a day. That’s what happened here, and yes, Kittle counts. Coleman took advantage of the rushing lanes that you could drive a semi through, and Tevin used his speed to run away from everyone else.

Five worst PFF grades

Pettis 55.5

Dwelley 55.5.

James Jr. 55.5

Wilson Jr. 51.1

Breida 49.1

Another quiet afternoon for Pettis, who was targeted three times and had one reception for five yards. On one of his targets, the defender may have gotten away with holding Pettis. The 49ers don’t throw it much, but you want more production out of the second-year receiver.

My guess is Breida didn’t have his trademark runs where he makes a few guys miss on one play. I wouldn’t fault him for that. I’d give credit to the offensive line.

Defense-68 snaps

Defensive line - DeForest Buckner 44

Nick Bosa 51

D.J. Jones 39

Arik Armstead 37

Ronald Blair III 36

Solomon Thomas 32

Sheldon Day 25

Dee Ford 20

Linebackers - Fred Warner 54

Kwon Alexander 52

Dre Greenlaw 29

Azeez Al-Shaair 14

Mark Nzeocha 8

Defensive backs - Emmanuel Moseley 54

Jaquiski Tartt 54

Jimmie Ward 54

Richard Sherman 53

K’Waun Williams 45

Dontae Johnson 15

Marcell Harris 15

Tarvarius Moore 14

D.J. Reed Jr. 14

I was thinking, these blowouts are a blessing in disguise. It helps give guys like Dee Ford much needed rest to recover.

Top five PFF grades

Sherman 90.0

Bosa 84.3

Thomas 81.5

Moseley 80.7

Buckner 79.9

It’s tough to put into words how impressive Moseley has been. We’ll be breaking down his interception this week. The entire defense is playing fast and smart. They’re on the same page, and life has been extremely difficult for opposing offenses.

Sherman had three stops, including his interception. The cornerbacks have done an excellent job all season, mixing it up against the run. That has made a difference. You see, in plenty of other games where the cornerback is 1-on-1 with a runner, they can’t make a tackle, and the offense gets a big play.

Bosa was arguably the best player in the draft, and he has outperformed in draft status. He was taken second overall.

Five worst PFF grades

Blair III 54.5

Ford 54.3

Day 54.0

Warner 50.7

Alexander 50.7

PFF hates San Francisco’s linebackers. This is a weekly thing. I never want to take sides as I haven’t rewatched the game. Both have run grades in the ‘20s, but both combined for two missed tackles and gave up a combined 22 yards in coverage.

Blair III had three stops and a sack. Tough to be disappointed in an individual effort when the game was as out of hand as it was.