No. 3: Niners receivers were on the money
The 49ers’ receivers, and offense in general, really clicked Sunday. Wide receiver Dante Pettis led the offense with five receptions for 83 yards, averaging 16.6 yards per reception. While Pettis did not get into the end zone, it was good to see his continued development and confidence with the ball. He again showed his athleticism and ability to separate from defenders. His ball security has also improved over the past several games, recording zero drops in Sunday’s game.
We also saw the return of “Celek Time,” with tight end Garrett Celek recording two receptions for 61 yards.
One of which he took to the house with a 41-yard touchdown pass, the tight end’s second for the season:
With the emergence of tight end George Kittle as the teams’ No. 1 option at the position, Celek has seen limited snaps this season, with Shanahan preferring to place the ball in hands of the 49ers’ leading receiver, Kittle. Kittle, however, was largely shut down by the Seahawks, recording just three receptions for 51 yards after last week’s monster effort.
Both wide receivers Trent Taylor and Marquise Goodwin recorded one reception apiece, while running back Matt Breida continued to show his improved ability with his hands, recording five receptions for 46 yards.