George Kittle doesn't fear Sunday night lights with his first 3-touchdown game

Some players are just built for primetime, and the San Francisco 49ers have one of those players with tight end George Kittle having a career night against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Nobody told George Kittle that this was supposed to be a battle of the defenses between the 49ers and the Cowboys, with the tight end recording three touchdowns for the first time ever.

The San Francisco 49ers currently enjoy a strong position over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, with the 35-10 lead early in the fourth quarter setting them up for a big statement victory under the bright lights of national primetime.

The 49ers certainly have not wilted under those lights, with the offense shredding apart the much hyped defense of the Cowboys with relative ease and the 49ers defense holding the Cowboys repeatingly to allow the team to play in front the entire game.

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One player that doesn't mind the spotlight is tight end George Kittle, with The People's Tight End shedding his lovable larrikin persona and becoming the hammer with which the Niners have beaten down the Cowboys.

Kittle has had a career night when it comes to scoring, with his first ever three touchdown game. Even more impressive considering the defense he's been up against.

Kittle has been the redzone target of choice for quarterback Brock Purdy, with the young quarterback showing absolutely no signs of cracking under the pressure of either national spotlight or the ferocious Dallas pass-rush with what's been an incredible performance for him as well with four touchdown passes including the aforementioned three for Kittle.

There's still one quarter left to go, but Kittle demonstrates how diverse the 49ers offense is this season. Other 49ers offensive players have had the praise off the back of a huge game this season, but this week belongs to Kittle.

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