How PFF rates 49ers’ Brock Purdy after another stellar performance – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

The 49ers dominated the Dallas Cowboys in a 42-10 win on “Sunday Night Football,” which led to some interesting PFF grades afterward.

San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy earned an 85.3 overall grade after another stellar performance in which he completed 17 of 24 pass attempts for 252 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.

The quarterback’s intermediate throw remains his preferred position, from 10 to 19 yards downfield. Purdy connected on 5 of 7 interception attempts for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Through five games, Purdy is now 27 of 31 for 490 yards, four touchdowns and a 158.3 rating on those passes.

The second-year quarterback also completed both of his deep throws of 20 yards or more for 61 yards and a touchdown. After missing three deep passes in Week 2, Purdy has now completed five of his last six attempts at that distance.

Purdy continued to perform efficiently under pressure, completing 4 of 7 passes for 88 yards, two touchdowns and a 141.4 rating against the Cowboys.

Here are more highlights from Week 49’s Week 5 PFF grades:


The 49ers’ offense allowed a total of 10 pressures, and the offensive line was responsible for all but one. Otherwise, he offered solid protection for Purdy, who was on the field for 60 of the club’s 67 total offensive snaps. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk was responsible for the Cowboys’ only quarterback sack in the game.

offensive line

LT Trent Williams – 78.8 overall grade, 74.1 pass blocking grade (one rush)
LG Aaron Banks – 48.2 overall grade, 1.5 pass blocking grade (three quicks)
LG John Feliciano – 75.1 overall grade, 82.4 pass blocking grade (no pressure)
C Jake Brendel – 75.7 overall grade, 38.5 pass blocking grade (one rush)
RG Spencer Burford – 73.0 overall grade, 7.0 pass blocking grade (one rush)
RT Colton McKevitz – 57.4 overall grade, 48.7 pass blocking grade (three hurries)

TE George Kittle – 79.3

According to PFF, the tight end caught all three of his targets (not four targets, as listed elsewhere) for 67 yards and three touchdowns. Twenty-one of Kittle’s receiving yards came after catches. Purdy received a perfect passer rating while targeting his tight ends.

WR Brandon Aiyuk – 82.4

Aiyuk caught four of six targets for 58 yards. He moved the chains three times and was tackled on two targets.


defensive line

Nick Bosa – 91.2 overall grade, 89.6 pass rush grade, (one sack, three hits, three hurries). Note: PFF counts half sacks as full sacks.

Kevin Givens – 78.4 overall grade, 80.8 pass rush grade, (one sack, two hurries in only 12 pass rush snaps), recovered one fumble.

Javon Hargrave – 57.9 overall grade, 54.1 pass rush grade (two hurries)

Arik Armstead – 75.2 overall grade, 79.0 pass rush grade (one sack, one hit)

Drake Jackson – 57.8 overall grade, 67.1 pass rush grade (one rush)

S Talanoa Hufanga was credited with one quarterback hurry.

LB Dre Greenlaw – 81.2

The linebacker allowed only two catches on five targets for two yards in coverage. Greenlaw also broke up a pass and recorded a quarterback sack, a hit and two tackles for loss.

LB Fred Warner – 74.3

Warner was all over the field. The All-Pro not only recorded one quarterback sack, but also totaled eight tackles – five solo, one for loss, an interception, a forced fumble and a pass breakup.

CB Demodore Lenoir – 84.7

Lenoir allowed only two catches on five targets for 14 yards, while he had an interception due to a pass breakup.

odds and ends

– Dak Prescott was under pressure on 14 of his 27 dropbacks, or 51.9 percent. The Cowboys quarterback completed only two of his eight passes for 55 yards, one touchdown and one interception on throws of 10 yards or more downfield.

– Micah Parsons received a 54.2 overall grade, his lowest grade of the season, with only two pressures (hurries) in 29 pass-rush snaps. The versatile Cowboys linebacker/pass rusher also missed three tackles, his only misses of the season.

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