Entering the game with a 10-0 record as the 49ers starter in the regular season, Purdy completed just 44.4 percent of his passes, a career low, while throwing for 125 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the loss.
Of course, there were several other factors as to why the 49ers lost, but Purdy took accountability after the game for his performance.
Now, how is the quarterback preparing for a bounceback against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football?
Speaking to reporters ahead of Week 7, Purdy acknowledged the difficulty of dealing with the loss early in the week, given his performance, but understands the importance of moving on and looking ahead to improve.
“I mean, yeah, it sucks initially for the first couple of days, especially when we had an extra day off,” Purdy said. “It’s like you could feel the guys in the locker room wanted to go and practice and get ready to move on. And so, our first day of practice yesterday guys were moving. It’s like, man, it feels good. Let’s go. Let’s move on. Get ready for this next game. So, it felt good in that regard.”
Purdy compared the landscape to college, where one loss dramatically changes the season, as it’s easier to move on, especially with as good of a team as the 49ers have.
“It’s not like college where you lose a game and, you know, every game in college is so huge and crucial and it is in the NFL, but one game can determine your season in college, it feels like,” Purdy said. “With this, it’s like, alright, we lost, but man, we have a lot to look forward to. We’ve got to move on quickly, we’ve got a good team ahead of us, so spirit’s been good and we just got to keep it going.”
Purdy will get his opportunity to bounce back on Monday Night when the 49ers travel to face off against the Minnesota Vikings, with kickoff scheduled for 5:15 P.T.
However, he’ll be doing so without wideout Deebo Samuel, who will miss the next two weeks with a hairline fracture, while left tackle Trent Williams is doubtful with an ankle injury.
So, it appears, for the second consecutive week, Purdy will get an opportunity to uplift his team when they need their quarterback to do so. Will he step up to the task?