Brock Purdy quieted the doubters as soon as once more throughout week 11 as he led the San Francisco 49ers to a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — and he did it in excellent style.
Purdy on Sunday grew to become the 66th quarterback in NFL historical past (and the second in 2023) to report a 158.3 passer score in a sport — an ideal score, in line with the league’s metric. He grew to become the primary 49ers signal-caller in additional than 30 years to complete a sport with an ideal passer score as he led San Francisco to a 27-14 residence win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 7-3 49ers now stand alone atop the NFC West and might strengthen their grip on the division with a win over the Seattle Seahawks in week 12.
A stronger hyperlink to Joe Montana
Earlier than Purdy‘s exploits on Sunday, a man named Joe Montana was the final 49ers quarterback to ring up an ideal passer score — which he completed in a win over the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 12, 1989.
Purdy’s poise and skillset have beforehand been in comparison with Montana, an NFL legend who received the Tremendous Bowl 4 occasions with San Francisco. Purdy will hope to match that legacy sometime, however for now, he’ll accept the dominating day he had towards an otherwise-solid Buccaneers protection. So as, Purdy tossed landing passes to Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle as San Francisco averaged seven yards per play and didn’t flip the ball over.
Purdy’s struggles within the rearview
It seems to be as if the 49ers‘ bye week was all they wanted to get again on monitor. San Francisco has received back-to-back video games since a uncommon three-game dropping skid — throughout which Purdy threw three touchdowns to 5 interceptions.
However Purdy’s effectivity because the bye has been key to the 49ers restoring their lead atop the NFC West. In dominating victories over Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, Purdy has accomplished a mixed 40 passes from 51 makes an attempt for 629 yards, with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 6-0. The 49ers received these two video games by an mixture 61-17 rating.