Santa Clara, Calif. (NWN) — The margin of error for the San Francisco 49ers is extremely slim — especially when they play the Seattle Seahawks.
So after a 30-23 erroneous loss on Sunday Ended with Jimmy Garoppolo throwing one unfinished pass to Trent Sherfield after a 95-yard drive, the Niners can’t stand many more slipups down the stretch.
“We shouldn’t have let it get to that point, but that’s stuff you have to live with,” coach Kyle Shanahan said of the last two passes on Monday.
Sydney Jones broke the first pass to Sherfield to stop the TD and then Carlos Dunlop deflected the last pass.
San Francisco (6–6) went back to playoff position after winning three straight games, but were not able to extend that streak against Seattle. Special Teams Mistakes, two interception from garopolo And then the inability to terminate the final drive.
Despite all this, the Niners currently hold the final wild-card spot as the seventh-placed team in the NFC. But they could place some space between themselves and the five teams in the standings within a game.
“We definitely blew it,” defensive end Nick Bossa said. “We knew whenever we played them it would be this type of game. But, we have to do a better job of not taking the game away. We are still in the ranks and we will keep working really hard. We still have to Have a lot of confidence in your team.”
what is working
George turns to Kittel. Kittel was the focus of the offense, with Deebo Samuel injured. He took nine catches for 181 yards and a career-high two touchdowns, Kittel had the third biggest receiving day of his career and is five TD catches In five matches since coming out of IR, matching his career highs for seasons set in 2018 and 2019.
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special team. It was a rough day for unit coordinator Richard Hightower when the Niners allowed Travis Homer to run untouched for a 73-yard TD runs on fake punts On the opening drive. Travis Benjamin also lost a fumble on the opening kick of the second half, Robbie Gould missed an extra point and San Francisco allowed DJ Dallas a 33-yard kick return that helped set up a TD drive in the second quarter.
Aziz Al-Shayar. With the dismissals of Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw, Al-Shirre made the most of his opportunity as a middle linebacker and defensive signal caller. He had 16 tackles, forced a fumble near the goal line and had a half sack.
RT Tom Compton. The fill-in for the injured Mike McGlinchy struggled with pass protection for much of the game and was beaten by Carlos Dunlop for two big plays. Dunlop overtook him for a sack in the end zone for safety in the third quarter and deflected the final fourth down pass to 3.
RB Trenton Cannon was released from hospital and flew home on Monday after suffering a game injury. … CB Emmanuel Moseley will miss weeks with an ankle high sprain. … a concussion has been in protocol since RB Eliza Mitchell was cleared to return to the game on Sunday. It is the second week in a row in which a 49ers player was cleared to return to play by an independent neurologist, only to report symptoms to go into protocol the next day. LB Marcel Harris missed the game on Sunday. … Warner (hamstring) should return to practice on Wednesday and is aiming to play this week. …Samuel (Waist) is up day after day and has a chance to return this week.
4. Niners forced four rumble His most in the game since losing to the Seahawks on November 11, 2019. The forced fumbles came from Al-Shayer, Bossa, Ke’Van Williams and DJ Jones.
The 49ers go to Cincinnati on Sundays.
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