The 49ers rode a stellar performance from George Kittle and Brock Purdy to an NFC West-clinching victory over the Seahawks in Seattle.
Brock Purdy made a successful starting debut on Sunday against the Bucs, but going on the road to Seattle with the chance to clinch the division was an entirely different challenge.
He passed it with flying colors.
The 49ers backup to the backup quarterback led the team to a 21-13 victory over the Seahawks while leaning on his tight end and his defense.
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Purdy finished with 217 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for a critical first down late to ice the game.
Kittle was clearly Purdy’s safety blanket. Kyle Shanahan figured out how to get the tight end wide open and the quarterback made sure to hit him for a 28-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 54-yarder in the third. The tight end finished with four catches for 93 yards and two scores.
Running back Christian McCaffrey came away with 108 yards on 26 carries with a touchdown run just before the half. He also added six catches for 30 yards.
The 49ers defense continues to set the tone for the NFC West champs. They sacked Geno Smith three times, limited Kenneth Walker III to just 47 yards on 12 carries and kept DK Metcalf relatively quiet with seven catches for 55 yards. Deommodore Lenoir should have added a pick-six to his team-leading 10 tackles on the night but a suspect roughing the passer call on Nick Bosa wiped the score off the board.
A breakdown allowing Noah Fant to score in the fourth quarter was the only blemish in an otherwise dominant performance for the SF defense.