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NFL Week 15 Game Recap: San Francisco 49ers 21, Seattle Seahawks 13

Seattle, Washington, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Mr. Relevant.

The final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, Brock Purdy, is now 3-0 in games where he’s taken meaningful snaps for the San Francisco 49ers, as they took down the Seattle Seahawks 21-13 on Thursday night.

With the win, the 49ers have now clinched the NFC West at 10-4 and are riding a seven-game win streak, the longest active winning streak in the league. It should be noted that each of the last two times the 49ers won the division, 2012 and 2019, they went on to the Super Bowl.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks fall to 7-7 and are just outside the NFC playoff picture. 

Offensive spotlight: George Kittle had a career game against the Seahawks, which is saying a lot for a likely future Hall of Famer. The sixth-year tight end currently has a 93.2 grade on first review, which would be one of the highest of his career. If it holds, then Kittle’s three highest-graded games of his career will amazingly come against the Seahawks in Seattle.

Highest-graded games of George Kittle’s career
Season Week Opponent Grade
2019 17 @ Seahawks 93.8
2022 15 @ Seahawks 93.2*
2021 13 @ Seahawks 93.2

*Subject to review

Kittle caught four of his five targets for 93 yards and two touchdowns, with a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeted.

Defensive spotlight: Nick Bosa showed why he’s one of the leading candidates for the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. The fourth-year edge defender finished with a sack, five pressures and a 33.3% pass-rush win rate on 39 pass-rushing snaps. 

Rookie spotlight: Purdy is now 2-0 as the 49ers’ starting quarterback and put up another impressive performance, throwing two touchdowns and no interceptions in the victory. Over the last two weeks, the 2022 Draft’s Mr. Irrelevant has a 124.6 passer rating, which leads the league.

Offensive line spotlight: The 49ers offensive line did an excellent job of keeping Purdy upright. San Francisco only allowed four pressures on 28 pass-blocking snaps. Right tackle Mike McGlinchey, in particular, was impressive with a clean sheet on the night. 


Box Score

Passing
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Brock Purdy 16.48 17 / 26 217 8.3 2 0
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Geno Smith 15.32 31 / 44 238 5.4 1 0
Rushing
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Christian McCaffrey 28.8 26 108 4.2 1 23
Brock Purdy 16.48 4 -2 -0.5 0 1
Jordan Mason 6.4 4 64 16 0 55
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Geno Smith 15.32 1 18 18 0 18
Kenneth Walker III 11.9 12 47 3.9 0 15
Travis Homer 6 1 5 5 0 5
Receiving
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
Christian McCaffrey 28.8 8 6 30 5 0
George Kittle 25.3 5 4 93 23.2 2
Jauan Jennings 6.1 5 3 31 10.3 0
Brandon Aiyuk 3.9 4 2 19 9.5 0
Tyler Kroft 3.8 1 1 28 28 0
Ray-Ray McCloud III 2.6 3 1 16 16 0
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
Noah Fant 14.2 6 5 32 6.4 1
Tyler Lockett 13.8 9 7 68 9.7 0
DK Metcalf 12.5 9 7 55 7.9 0
Kenneth Walker III 11.9 5 4 32 8 0
Travis Homer 6 4 4 25 6.2 0
Marquise Goodwin 3 5 2 10 5 0
Will Dissly 2.3 1 1 13 13 0
Penny Hart 1.3 1 1 3 3 0
Colby Parkinson 0 1 0 0 0 0

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