Whenever you beat a team 41-17, you’re going to have players recognized. The San Francisco 49ers had three players on the Pro Football Focus Week 2 team of the week. It wasn’t the big names that you’d expect, though. Here are the players that made it.
RB RAHEEM MOSTERT, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Mostert averaged 6.4 yards per carry with a whopping 4.6 of those yards coming after contact. Forcing three missed tackles on 13 carries, he picked up four first downs and had three carries of 10 or more yards. He also made an impact as a receiver out of the backfield, with three catches for 68 yards.
Mostert is adding fuel to the fire that you don’t pay running backs. Mostert has plenty of speed to break away, but what makes him a good back is his ability to break tackles. Mostert is a perfect fit for the 49ers running scheme.
EDGE RONALD BLAIR III, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Blair had a really nice all-round game for the 49ers this week, starting with his work as a pass-rusher. He registered a sack and two hurries from 23 pass-rushing snaps and finished the game with another three tackles that resulted in a defensive stop.
Blair flashed, and you can’t ask for much more than that from essentially your fourth edge rusher. Blair being credited with four defensive stops is a great look. Think Kris Kocurek has made a difference? I had Blair down for the most wins on the defense. He was great on Sunday.
LB KWON ALEXANDER, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Alexander also makes the PFF Team of the Week after a huge performance in coverage for the 49ers on Sunday. He was targeted six times, allowing just three receptions for 18 yards, and he also came away with two pass breakups and an interception.
Alexander has shown off his range early on during his Niners career. Two pass breakups, and an interception, and three run stops. Kwon has been everything the Niners had hoped for. One of his big criticisms was the amount of missed tackles, that hasn’t shown up. For what Robert Saleh asks of his linebackers, Alexander appears to be the perfect fit.
These are the plays Kwon Alexander made on Sunday….in the second quarter. pic.twitter.com/Gb2ZSfqBaZ— KP (@KP_Show) September 18, 2019