SF 49ers grades, analysis from gutsy Week 13 win vs. Dolphins

Dre Greenlaw, San Francisco 49ers(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers won yet again in a thrilling 33-17 victory against the Miami Dolphins

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and the injury curse striking the San Francisco 49ers in a manic fury.

Just as fans were starting to see the team getting healthier and make a real run for the second half of the year, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was carted off with a broken ankle injury early on in the game. His season, which has been the best of his career it must be said, is now over.

The team turned to Mr. Irrelevant himself Brock Purdy, who did exactly what he needed to do. He got the ball out quickly to his weapons and didn’t commit too many mistake, and allowed the offensive personnel and the defense to do what they needed to do.

In the end, the 49ers recorded an exceptionally impressive 33-17 victory over a hot Miami Dolphins outfit. It’s too early to ascertain if Purdy is an unlikely candidate to lead the 49ers deep into the playoffs, but at least the fans have seen enough to have a glimmer of hope for the season to be salvaged.

The defense really got to work on the offense, with Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa feeling the pressure at every turn. Critical to the victory was the four takeaways from the defense and monstrous performance by EDGE NIck Bosa.

All in all it was a mixed bag it must be said. Are the Super Bowl dreams over? That’s a question for another day. But at least among the injury news there’s plenty of good to discuss from this game.