49ers report card: Grades for offense, defense in Week 2 win over Seahawks

Sure, it is early in the season, however the 49ers on Sunday averted falling two video games behind in the NFC West standings.

Jimmy Garoppolo, whom the 49ers introduced again as an insurance coverage coverage for Trey Lance, got here off the sideline early when the staff’s younger quarterback sustained a fractured proper ankle.

Lance is scheduled to bear season-ending surgical procedure.

The 49ers’ defense and Garoppolo led the best way to a 27-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.

Here is the staff’s report card from the 49ers’ Week 2 victory:

Rushing offense

The 49ers utterly managed this sport with a operating sport that piled up 45 operating makes an attempt and 189 yards.

The offensive line had a powerful sport with an average-per-attempt of 5.0 yards for many of the sport. The yards obtained powerful on the finish, so the common dropped to 4.2 yards.

Jeff Wilson Jr. took over because the starter for Elijah Mitchell, and he got here by way of with 84 yards on 18 dashing makes an attempt. Deebo Samuel added 53 yards on 4 runs.

Fullback Kyle Juszczyk and Garoppolo scored on 1-yard landing runs.

Grade: A-minus

Passing offense

Garoppolo got here in off the sideline and located tight finish Ross Dwelley on a 38-yard landing to get the 49ers in the tip zone for a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Garoppolo had a high quality sport. He had a unbelievable sport when you think about he by no means took a observe snap throughout coaching camp.

Garoppolo accomplished 13 of 21 go makes an attempt for 154 yards with one landing and no interceptions. The offensive line offered good safety for Garoppolo, who was sacked as soon as for zero yards.

Brandon Aiyuk had 5 receptions for 63 yards, together with a 25-yarder from Lance on the third play of the sport.

Samuel added 5 receptions for 44 yards.

Grade: B-plus

Rushing defense

While the 49ers had their means on the bottom, the Seahawks’ dashing assault was utterly grounded.

Seattle tried simply 14 operating performs and gained simply 36 yards on the bottom.

Rashaad Penny, the Seahawks’ main rusher, gained simply 15 yards on six makes an attempt.

Linebacker Dre Greenlaw bounced again from a poor sport in opposition to the Chicago Bears in Week 1 with eight tackles.

Seattle’s longest run was Kenneth Walker’s 8-yard run in the primary quarter.

Grade: A

Passing defense

Life was loads simpler for the 49ers whereas dealing with the Seahawks with out Russell Wilson.

The 49ers’ held Seattle to only two of seven on third downs, and the clincher got here when Nick Bosa broke by way of for a third-down sack of the sport halfway by way of the fourth quarter.

Bosa registered two sacks in the sport, and the 49ers additionally got here up with two interceptions.

Charvarius “Mooney” Ward offered an enormous momentum enhance for the 49ers when he intercepted a halfback go from DeeJay Dallas in the tip zone in the second quarter.

Tashaun Gipson additionally had an interception on a go tipped by fellow security Talanoa Hufanga.

Seattle quarterback Geno Smith accomplished 24 of 30 passes for 197 yards however was stored out of the tip zone.

Grade: B-plus

Special groups

The 49ers, basically, picked up a landing on particular groups. Then, they gave up a landing on particular groups.

Call it a wash.

Tarvarius Moore made an incredible play to dam Seattle gunner Xavier Crawford into Mitch Wishnowsky’s punt. Dwelley recovered the dwell ball to arrange the landing that gave the 49ers a 20-0 lead earlier than the tip of the primary half.

However, Dwelley missed a block on Tariq Woods that led to Mike Jackson’s 86-yard landing return of a blocked area aim.

Grade: B-minus


There aren’t any holes to poke in the plan and execution from DeMeco Ryans’ defense.

But for Kyle Shanahan and the offense, it will get much more sophisticated.

Clearly, the 49ers needed to run the ball and management the sport on the bottom. The offense ran the ball 45 occasions, which is an absurd quantity.

Shanahan ceaselessly shall be questioned due to how a lot the design of the offense referred to as for quarterback runs.

But, in spite of everything, that is why the 49ers have been drawn to Lance a lot in the primary place.

There was little doubt Lance would run the ball. There was additionally little doubt that Shanahan could be open for second-guessing any time Lance sustained an harm.

That’s a part of the deal.

On one other situation, the 49ers corrected the self-discipline issues that plagued them in Week 1.

The 49ers dedicated only one penalty for 26 yards and didn’t have any giveaways.

Grade: C


It was not a must-win, after all, however after a totally forgettable Week 1 loss to the Chicago Bears, the 49ers couldn’t afford to fall to 0-2 on the season.

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The 49ers dominated from begin to end, even with the intestine punch that was delivered in the primary quarter with Lance’s season-ending harm.

The 49ers dominated all the best way on defense. And they made sufficient performs on offense and particular groups (whereas additionally giving up an enormous one on particular groups) for a decisive victory in opposition to an opponent that has been nearly inconceivable for them to defeat by way of the years.

Grade: B-plus

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