What the 49ers said after beating the Buccaneers

The 49ers beat the Buccaneers 27-14 on Sunday as Brock Purdy and the passing offense ran roughshod over Tampa Bay.

Purdy threw for 333 yards on 21-of-25 passing with three touchdowns. Brandon Aiyuk had five receptions for 156 yards, including a 76-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown. Christian McCaffrey led all rushers with 78 yards on 21 attempts.

The 49ers lost All-Pro safety Talanoa Hufanga to a third-quarter knee injury, though. His replacement Ji’Ayir Brown made an endzone interception that helped seal the win.

Here’s what coach Kyle Shanahan and some key 49ers said as they move into a short week with Thanksgiving plans in Seattle looming Thursday night:

Kyle Shanahan

On Hufanga’s injury:

Real concern. We don’t know for sure. Most likely it’s ACL but can’t confirm it, so we’ll find out later.

On Purdy’s game:

I thought he played real well. There was very few that he missed, protected the ball extremely well. When there wasn’t anything there, we didn’t have any intentional groundings and did a good job moving the chains also, especially at the end there on the keeper. I thought he had a hell of a game.

On Purdy’s approach:

I think Brock has been great because he has been consistent through it all. I mean, we’ve never felt anything different with Brock during those three losses. I think he’s pretty realistic so he doesn’t get into stuff that’s not that accurate.

On risk of looking ahead:

I wasn’t concerned with guys looking ahead. I don’t feel that at all. … We had won one here in the last month and it was a big one for us, Jacksonville. I know our guys were extremely focused on this.

On quick turnaround:

As soon as we get out of here, we got to get ready for this quick turnaround, which is always a challenge and tough, but really glad we’re gonna get three days off after for this stretch.

On Ji’Ayir Brown:

He did a hell of a job. I mean, to lose a player like Huf from the game and for him to come in and step it up big, make two huge plays, I mean the pick was huge. And thenon the fourth down, you know where you got an all-out blitz and they just throw it up and sometimes your biggest fear with they just throw it up, it’s like what happened to Buffalo on that Monday night, when it’s underthrown, it’s so hard not to get a PI, and for him to not PI the guy and to get back, and from what I saw it looked like he knocked it down, that was a hell of a play.

On the fourth quarter:

I thought our defense was awesome to me. They kept getting us back. I wish we would have finished it once you get the turnover on the first one. I want to go down there and score. I think we went three-and-out. The next time, we should have run the clock out, two first downs. We got out of bounds twice so I wasn’t happy with …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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