San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington, USA. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports is required to provide credit.
Brock Purdy, the 49ers’ final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, is now 3-0 in games where he’s played meaningful snaps, as the team defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-13 on Thursday night.
With the victory, the 49ers clinched the NFC West at 10-4 and are riding a seven-game winning streak, the league’s longest active winning streak. It should be noted that the 49ers have won the division twice in the last two years, in 2012 and 2019.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks are 7-7 and just out of the NFC playoff picture.
George Kittle had a career game against the Seahawks, which says a lot for a potential Hall of Famer. The sixth-year tight end currently has a first-review grade of 93.2, which would be one of the highest of his career. If it holds, Kittle will have three of his best games of his career against the Seahawks in Seattle.
Kittle caught four of his five targets for 93 yards and two touchdowns, while maintaining a perfect passer rating of 158.3 when targeted.
On Thursday, Nick Bosa demonstrated why he is one of the leading candidates for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. On 39 pass-rush snaps, the fourth-year edge defender finished with a sack, five pressures, and a 33.3% pass-rush win rate.
Purdy is now 2-0 as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, and he put up another strong performance in the win, throwing two touchdowns and no interceptions. Mr. Irrelevant of the 2022 Draft has the league’s best passer rating of 124.6 over the last two weeks.
Purdy was kept upright by the 49ers offensive line, which did an excellent job. On 28 pass-blocking snaps, San Francisco allowed only four pressures. Mike McGlinchey, the right tackle, stood out with a clean sheet on the night.