After what most would call an embarrassing loss the 49ers bounced back in a divisional matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, unfortunately at the cost of Trey Lance.
As unfortunate as the loss of Lance was our team played amazingly, Jimmy Garoppolo did not look like he lost a step, if not even better. Off the bench he went 13/21 had 154 yards and threw a Touchdown on top of a rushing Touchdown. Jeff Wilson, another player who started in place for an injured starter, came out with 18 Attempts for 84 Rushing Yards and assisted the team to a rushing total of 189 yards along with help from WR Deebo Samuel who had 53 Rushing Yards to couple with his 44 Receiving Yards. Our OL also did amazingly allowing 0 Sacks with the help of our two guards who both rank Top 7 in PFF’s Pass-Blocking Grades
On the defensive side we allowed 0 point, our DB room played great allowing only 197 Passing Yards and was highlighted by S Talanoa Hufanga who had 6 Tackles, a TFL, and a Pass Deflection leading to an INT, and CB Mooney Ward with 8 Tackles and a redzone INT. Our DL ate, per usual, with Nick Bosa getting 2 Sacks and 2 TFL helped by Kevin Givens having 3 TFL himself as well.
Niners played lights out last Sunday, however there was one major loss, QB Trey Lance who is expected to miss the entire year with a Ankle Injury.
The Jimmy Conundrum
As previously mentioned QB Trey Lance is out for the season and former starter, Jimmy Garoppolo, will once again take the helm of out offense. Back in March it was almost certain he would be traded and the idea of Jimmy G being back in scarlet and gold seemed impossible, yet here we are and it was a blessing in disguise he’s still a Niner as he’s not the greatest QB in the world but in comparison to other options we would’ve had been left with had he’d been traded he’s an All-Star. We just have to hope he can stay healthy now and do what he normally does and be just good enough to win.