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Golden Nuggets: Are the 49ers wide receivers good enough

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday January 24, 2020

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Is the idea that the Chief’s offense is better than the 49ers truth or myth? How about a quick comparison of wide receivers.

  • Deebo Samuel had 802 yards receiving in 15 games
  • Emmanuel Sanders had 502 yards receiving for the 49ers in ten games
  • Kendrick Bourne has 358 yards receiving in 16 games
  • Richie James has 165 yards receiving in 16 games
  • Dante Pettis has 109 yards receiving in 11 games.

Those numbers don’t exactly instill a lot of confidence until you compare them to the numbers put up by the Kansas City wide receivers.

  • Tyreek Hill has 860 yards receiving in 12 games
  • Sammy Watkins has 673 yards receiving in 14 games
  • Mecole Hardman has 538 yards receiving in 16 games
  • Demarcus Robinson has 449 yards receiving in 16 games

Their numbers are not that much better, especially when you remember Sanders played seven games in Denver and had 869 total yards receiving. Kansas City also had something like 91 more passing attempts than the 49ers. While Kansas City had 4690 yards receiving, the 49ers had 4029 and the 49ers had 12.2 yards per reception while Kansas City had 12.4. Not a lot of difference between the two.

The 49ers actually had more total yards on offense with 6334 to Kansas City’s 6259 which shows the 49ers have a much more balanced attack. The idea that Kansas City is better on offense is simply not true.

Now onto those red hot links:

Emmanuel Sanders won’t make Super Bowl prediction Kyle Madson

How Kyle Shanahan has fared vs. Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo Kyle Madson

Nick Bosa will talk to his brother about facing Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs Charean Williams

Arik Armstead focused on Super Bowl LIV, rattling Patrick Mahomes, not contract David Bonilla

Terrell Suggs didn’t need much convincing to join Chiefs Charean Williams

Raheem Mostert explains how life changed since NFC championship Matt Maiocco

49ers excited to install Super Bowl 54 game plan on practice field Matt Maiocco

George Kittle or Travis Kelce? The NFL’s best tight end debate is more one-sided than you think Vinnie Iyer

49ers end zone at Super Bowl LIV will feature team name in ‘Saloon’ font Dav id Bonilla

Chris Jones a limited participant in Chiefs practice Michael David Smith

Raheem Mostert’s big game has given him less time for Call of Duty Charean Williams

Robert Saleh shares Kyle Shanahan’s most underrated trait and how it helps the 49ers David Bonilla

Joe Staley sharing wisdom of last 49ers’ Super Bowl trip with teammates Charean Williams

Garoppolo, fueled by pre-Super Bowl slights, appreciated Mahomes’ gesture Eric Branch

Jimmy Garoppolo: I’ll try to transfer Tom Brady’s approach to my game Josh Alper

Mike Florio rightly gets crushed for saying the 49ers should try to hit Mahomes late Andy Nesbitt

25 years later, Steve Young looks back on his Miami Super Bowl legacy Cam inman

Five 49ers moments that defined journey to Super Bowl 54 vs. Chiefs Matt Maiocco

Mike Florio rightly gets crushed for saying the 49ers should try to hit Mahomes late Andy Nesbitt

When Patrick Mahomes becomes a running back, will the 49ers treat him like one? Mike Florio

The best, worst and most underrated moves of the 2019 NFL offseason Dan Graziano

Mike McGlinchey doesn’t know why people doubt Jimmy Garoppolo Darin Gantt