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Snap counts and PFF grades from the 49ers win over the Bengals

Blowouts=rest for Buckner

San Francisco 49ers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers dominated the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday 41-17. Here are the snap counts on both sides of the ball, along with the five highest and lowest PFF grades from the Niners.

Offense-70 total snaps

QB Jimmy Garoppolo 70

FB Kyle Juszczyk 37

RB Raheem Mostert 32

RB Matt Breida 21

RB Jeff Wilson Jr. 15

WR Marquise Goodwin 35

WR Dante Pettis 35

WR Richie James 31

WR Deebo Samuel 27

WR Kendricks Bourne 23

TE George Kittle 47

TE Levine Toilolo 33 TE

Ross Dwelley 14

C Weston Richburg 70

LG Laken Tomlinson 70

RT Mike McGlinchey 70

RG Mike Person 64

LT Joe Staley 51

LT Justin Skule 19

RG Ben Garland 6

It didn’t seem like Pettis played that much. It didn’t seem like Breida played so little. He had 13 touches, which also feels low. That speaks to how much of an impact he had. Last week the offense was at their best when Juice was on the field. This week he played the second-most snaps out of all skill players.

Top 5 PFF Grades

Kittle 87.3

Mostert 85.6

Breida 85.4

Juszczyk 81.3

Deebo Samuel 79.2

Kittle caught all three of his targets for 54 yards, but he did this:

Switching hands to stiff-arm a defender something I don’t think I’ve seen before. Kittle was awesome at blocking and had a lot to do with the 49ers’ success on the ground as well. The running backs were great at creating for themselves, while Deebo showed us what he could do with the ball in his hands.

Bottom 5

Pettis 57.9

Richburg 57.8

Kendrick Bourne 55

Mike Person 52.8

Richie James Jr. 52.7

I don’t want to comment much on this since I haven’t rewatched the game yet. PFF had Richburg down for two pressures, and Person down for three. Did the wide receivers struggle to get open? That’d be my guess for the low grade.


Arik Armstead 42

D.J. Jones 37

Ronald Blair 37

Solomon Thomas 33

DeForest Buckner 33

Nick Bosa 30

Dee Ford 24

Sheldon Day 24

Julian Taylor 21

Fred Warner 54

Kwon Alexander 51

Dre Greenlaw 20

Azeez Al-Shaair 15

Mark Nzeocha 1

Tarvarius Moore 69

Ahkello Witherspoon 68

Jaquiski Tartt 54

Richard Sherman 53

K’Waun Williams 49

Emmanuel Moseley 16

Antone Exum Jr. 15

Ford missed a good portion of the game with a quad irritation. I wasn’t a fan of seeing Bosa in there late, but understand he also needs game reps to play himself into shape. Blowouts are nice so guys like Buckner—who usually plays between 70-80% of the snaps—can get an extended rest.

Kwon played like the player the 49ers envisioned when they give him a deal this past offseason. Last Monday, Alexander promised to be better. He made good on his promise Sunday.

One coverage bust early in the game and another one didn’t happen until the very end of the game for the secondary. I’ll take that.

Top 5

Alexander 91.5

Blair III 90.7

Buckner 85.4

Sherman 80.3

Armstead 77.9

Blair cemented his case for being the third edge rusher. Some familiar names, fresh faces mixed in. It’s tough to find too much to complain about from the defense. Buckner was credited with five total pressures, while Blair had three, but he had four run stops. Alexander was targeted six times and surrendered a 17.4 NFL passer rating.

Bottom 5

Warner 57.4

Moore 53.9

Bosa 53.2

Jones 53.2

Thomas 52.7

Seeing Bosa here is unexpected. It seemed like he flashed in the backfield a few times. He was credited with four pressures. Moore didn’t allow any receptions, miss a tackle, or do anything egregious if I recall correctly. I may be missing something, though.