49ers news: Talanoa Hufanga knee injury, Seahawks blow it and more

It's going to be a newsworthy Monday for Brock Purdy and the 49ers, coming off a victory over the Buccaneers but one that likely ended Talanoa Hufanga's 2023 campaign.

At least the Seahawks lost, though.

San Francisco 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga
San Francisco 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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Brock purdy and the 49ers just increased their NFC West lead over the Seahawks in Week 11, but it might have come at the price of Talanoa Hufanga.

Almost everything that could have gone right for the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11 went right.

Almost, that is.

The Niners pulled off a convincing 27-14 home victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, and while the Bucs put up a bit of a fight late in the game, San Francisco looked much more like a Super Bowl contender for the second straight week than anything seen during that three-game losing streak prior to the Week 9 bye.

When the 49ers are playing well, it generally means quarterback Brock Purdy is playing well, too.

49ers news: Brock Purdy dominant in win vs. Buccaneers

Purdy went 21-of-25 for 333 yards with three touchdowns against zero interceptions, all for a perfect passer rating of 158.3, becoming only the third Niners signal-caller to achieve the feat.

The others? Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young.

"I still don't really know what it means, honestly," Purdy responded when asked about passer rating as a stat.

Either way, Purdy is still etching himself into the record books.

And while the feeling around San Francisco should be good, the victory came at a cost.