George Kittle is the NFC offensive player of the week

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The 49ers needed a win in Cincinnati last Sunday to keep a leg up in the race for an NFC playoff spot and they leaned heavily on one of their best players to get it.

Tight end George Kittle caught 13 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers’ 26-23 overtime win, including three catches came on the game-winning touchdown drive. He also made an impressive 19-yard catch to set up Robbie Gould‘s missed field goal at the end of regulation and Bengals head coach Zac Taylor was left to lament his team’s inability to find a way to slow Kittle down.

Kittle was named the NFC’s offensive player of the week in recognition of the performance.

It’s the first time he’s received the weekly honor, but won’t be the last if he continues to play the way he did last Sunday.

 

5 responses to “George Kittle is the NFC offensive player of the week

  1. Kittle is a warrior. They guy loves to block as much as to carry the ball. Best tight end in football.

  2. My favorite Kittle play happened about 4 weeks ago, against the rams. IT was a sweep to the left with Kittle being the lead block. Kittle met up with Von Miller and put him right on his back……pancaked.

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