2nd-and-8 at SF 36
The 49ers line up in 21 personnel, with McDonald off the line of scrimmage, and both wide receivers in plus splits:
McDonald motions toward the near side of the field before motioning back to his original position:
The Vikings switch to a single-high look, as the strong safety moves into the box and linebacker Anthony Barr shows blitz; Barr will be Juszczyk’s responsibility if he rushes the quarterback:
Barr blitzes, and Juszczyk struggles to keep him out of Hoyer’s face; Hoyer is forced to make the throw before he hits the back of his five-step drop:
Luckily for Hoyer, he has an open receiver in Garçon. Here’s Garçon as he waits for the snap:
Garçon’s hard step to the outside has cornerback Trae Waynes corncered about a potential fly route, since the corner has limited help over the top.
Garçon has Waynes flipped around when the receiver cuts inside:
Garçon catches the pass and looks to gain yardage:
Garçon is taken down after a 16-yard reception and another 49ers first down.