The 49ers were defeated 29-3 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night. Here are the grades for the offense:
This grade is very clear cut. He had a 20.1 rating with three interceptions and one fumble. The opening interception changed the complexion of the game completely when the quarterback had a receiver open, but forced a ball to Vernon Davis which ended up being tipped and caught by Earl Thomas. Not only was his throwing decisions horrible, but even when scrambling, Kaepernick was reluctant and would throw the ball instead.
Running Backs: F
Frank Gore had only 16 yards on nine carries and Kendall Hunter had one carry for -7 yards. Kaepernick ended up leading the team in rushing yards as the 49ers abandoned the run early on.
Wide Receivers: F
No one could solve the Seahawks secondary. Marlon Moore, Anquan Boldin and Kyle Williams combined for six receptions for 52 yards. Boldin didn't have his lone reception until the fourth quarter. Richard Sherman and Walter Thurmond (Brandon Browner's replacement) ended up shutting down the 49ers WR corps.
Tight Ends: F+
Vernon Davis had three receptions for 20 yards, but had minimal activity in the passing game. Vance McDonald had one reception in the third quarter, but was also penalized for a personal foul in the fourth quarter. With the small activity by both tight ends, the tight end grade gets bumped up to an "F+".
Offensive Line: F
The entire offensive line struggled to establish a running game. With Frank Gore being ineffective, the pass protection was mediocre. Colin Kaepernick covered up most of the mistakes with his elusiveness, but there were no holes on the ground.
Greg Roman had issues once the running game was dead. They called too many passing plays which played right into the Seahawks plan. There were 20 rushing attempts and 28 passing attempts, but several of the rushing plays were all on Kaepernick scrambling. The offense was completely lost in finding a rhythm and the Seahawks made them pay with turnovers.