George Kittle had “unbelievable” night in return

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Not that much worked for the 49ers offense last night, but George Kittle certainly did.

The All-Pro tight end had a huge night after his two-week absence with a knee injury, catching 15 passes for 183 yards in the loss to the Eagles.

He stacked up those numbers with backup quarterbacks (both Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard), and few options around him at receiver and running back, which is why he had around 60 percent of the team’s passing yardage (338).

“Just looking at the numbers George had an unbelievable game,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “Didn’t realize it was like that. He got open a lot and even when he didn’t he didn’t he was able to come down with the catch.

“That’s something George has worked on for a while, and came through today for us in that way.”

Kittle wasn’t able to hang onto a two-point conversion late, but that was the only problem on his night. They’d like to have a more diverse offense, but with the way Kittle played, it’s also tempting to keep funneling it to him.

4 responses to “George Kittle had “unbelievable” night in return

  1. He’s faster, quicker, and stronger than any linebacker or cornerback or safety that we could put on him last night. He was incredible. If you look at the options San Fran has on offense, idk how we didn’t give up 30 or 40 points last night.

    Also I have a lot of respect for him and he was a warrior playing against us when he was with Washington, but Trent Williams looks like he’s lost a step finally. Had a few penalties and our edge rushers is what saved us last night

  2. He’s faster, quicker, and stronger than any linebacker or cornerback or safety that we could put on him last night. He was incredible. If you look at the options San Fran has on offense, idk how we didn’t give up 30 or 40 points last night.

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    The answer to that question is Nick Mullens. He got a little too comfortable playing terrible teams like the Jets and Giants who offered no resistance and when he actually played a somewhat skilled team he was a deer in the headlights.

  3. Kittle is a beast and I’m certainly not taking anything away from him, but the Eagles have devalued the linebacker position for years and this is the result. They are the worst in the NFL, by far, at defending TE’s. Once again, Howie Roseman thinks he’s outsmarting the rest of the league by using late-round draft picks and undrafted free agents to roam the middle of the field. As a fan, it’s extremely frustrating to watch.

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