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Golden Nuggets: A Little (A Lot) Of Rain On Our Parade

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Monday, October 25, 2021

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The finger-pointing will be at an all-time high this week. Rain poured on the 49ers' playoff hopes Sunday night.

Studs and duds from the 49ers’ embarrassing loss to the Colts

Jaylon Moore

Do I need another one? Really?

OK, Moore was fine as a sub for Trent Williams, who missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury.

Given how the rest of the Niners’ 2021 draft class has performed, it’s good that Moore and Mitchell have been solid contributors.

The 49ers’ loss to the Colts distilled into two very bad statistical milestones

As far as turnovers were concerned, the Niners committed four of those, bringing the total number of giveaways in the Kyle Shanahan era to 120. This might be an easy issue to dismiss as a consequence of the awful weather in Santa Clara, but the 119th turnover — which put the Niners in sole possession of second place for most giveaways since 2017, trailing only the Buccaneers at 127 — was not related to how wet the ball was. That sort of interception happens in dry weather too.

Shanahan ‘expects and deserves’ scrutiny for 49ers’ 2-4 start

“Yeah, you lose four games in a row, I’m the coach of this team,” Shanahan said. “I expect it and I deserve it.”

Kyle Shanahan doesn’t commit to Jimmy Garoppolo as 49ers’ starting QB for Week 8 at Bears

“I got a whole team to worry about, I’m not just thinking about the quarterback situation right now,” Shanahan told reporters. “I’m gonna evaluate everything, see where our team’s at, see who gives us the best chance to beat Chicago and see what our options are ... We had two quarterbacks who were hurting this week. Jimmy was able to come back and play. We’ll see if Trey can next week. Still not sure yet.”

49ers report card: Grades for offense, defense in ugly Week 7 loss to Colts

Wentz’s statistics do not reflect the 89 yards in pass-interference penalties that he drew against the 49ers. One of those was declined because Pittman still managed to catch a 57-yard pass on Norman. K’Waun Williams, Emmanuel Moseley and Jaquiski Tartt were flagged for pass-interference penalties. All four of the Colts’ touchdowns were aided by 49ers’ mistakes in coverage.

Dre Kirkpatrick gave up the game-clinching touchdown when he failed to make a play on the ball, which resulted in Pittman’s 28-yard touchdown grab with 2:31 remaining in the fourth quarter.

49ers observations: Jimmy Garoppolo struggles, Colts win rainy game

No backup plan for Garoppolo

If Trey Lance were healthy, he might have had a big part of the game plan due to his running ability.

Garoppolo struggled for most of the night.

Again, the 49ers were miserable on third downs. They converted just one of their 11 third-down opportunities.