Nick Mullens (first half)
We also should review the bad for Mullens in the interests of being fair.
His first interception wasn’t his fault, per se, as he was hit during the throw. The second one was tipped on a pass to Kittle that could have been a touchdown but instead was deflected and picked off. The third was a telegraphed throw that was returned for six points for L.A.
In addition, a potential touchdown to Kittle was missed.
In all, you would consider it a C-minus/D-plus day for him, considering the garbage-time stats. But in a game where Kittle got the record he deserved, it’s more likely he’ll be remembered as the quarterback who threw the pass for him to break it.
San Francisco 49ers
Injuries yet again
As mentioned earlier, Wilson was knocked out of the game, which brought Morris into the featured role. It’s not a serious injury, but was a disappointing end to the season for someone who set himself up as the third running back on a team that has a lot of talent at the position for next season.
Much more serious was offensive guard Laken Tomlinson, who was carted off with what was a suspected ACL injury.
However, in a good stroke of luck (relatively speaking), Tomlinson tore his MCL instead which carries only a three-month recovery time.
The whole defense
Oh lord, I don’t even want to get into this one too much.
The defensive line couldn’t get to the quarterback or stop the run whatsoever. This caused issues for the secondary who were routinely carved up because the Rams could do what they wanted, when they wanted.
The linebackers had issues covering, and some of the old tackling issues came back for the defense too.
This is going to be some hard tape for them to watch to close out the season.