49ers report card: Week 10
11/11/2013 12:00 AM
10/08/2014 11:03 AM
Offense: The 49ers convert just two third-down situations and lose Vernon Davis to a concussion in the second quarter. The unit was struggling before that and certainly didn't have any firepower afterward. San Francisco finishes with 46 net passing yards. Grade: D-
Defense: The unit has a solid game but loses starters Ray McDonald (ankle) and Eric Reid (concussion). The 49ers allow only one touchdown, but in this game, one touchdown is enough for the win. Grade: B
Special teams: A deflected punt by the Panthers turns into a takeaway for the 49ers. LaMichael James and Anthony Dixon replace Kyle Williams in the return game with no noticeable difference. Phil Dawson is 3 for 3 on field goals. Grade: B
Overall: The 49ers come out of their bye with their sloppiest, sleepiest performance of the season. Division rival Seattle has pulled out wins in these kind of games this season. The 49ers are 2 1/2 games behind the Seahawks. Grade: D-
– Matthew Barrows
About This BlogMatt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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