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Golden Nuggets: A dour Moody remains

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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After loss to Browns, can 49ers trust rookie kicker Jake Moody come playoff time? (paywall)

“The table above shows field-goal make rates in postseason since 2000 for rookie kickers vs. veterans. The numbers stack up pretty evenly across various distance cutoffs. Based on these numbers, there’s no statistical indication rookies are less effective in the postseason.”

49ers minutia minute: Randy Gregory’s strong debut, George Kittle’s career-low output (paywall)

“Woerner was Pro Football Focus’ highest-rated 49ers offensive player due largely to his run blocking. He, Kittle and McCloud had excellent blocks on the edge on Mason’s 8-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Woerner encountered Browns safety Rodney McLeod Jr. at the 7-yard line and — in Kittle-like fashion — drove him into the end zone.”

Kyle Shanahan provides injury updates after McCaffrey, Samuel, Williams injuries – KNBR

“McCaffrey was the only one not given a general time frame, while three others were designated as day-to-day.”

Murph: Brock Purdy’s performance vs. Browns is reminiscent of another flop from decades ago – KNBR

“Man, that young 49ers quarterback sure had trouble against the Cleveland Browns.

You were so hopeful about his early returns. He moved well, read the field, made quick decisions, was accurate.

And then he took on Cleveland and doubts came rushing back.

Two interceptions. No touchdowns. Sacked three times. A bad intentional grounding penalty. A passer rating in the lowly 50s. Completed only 57 percent of his passes.

Yeah, that Joe Montana line vs. the Browns on Nov. 15, 1981 sure was a stinker.”

Why 49ers aren’t staying East to combat back-to-back road games

“The early arrival time back home allowed players and coaches to get a normal night of sleep despite the 4 1/2-hour flight.”

PFF grades: 49ers standouts and strugglers vs. Browns, plus snap counts

“Tackle Trent Williams played through an ankle injury, impacting his effectiveness throughout the game. That was evident in his 50.6 overall grade, which took a big hit from his 33.8 pass-blocking grade. It was his lowest overall grade since 2018 with Washington (38.9 in Week 17). Williams allowed four pressures, a hit, and three hurries in 34 pass-blocking snaps.”