Nick Bosa’s PFF grades in Week 4 vs. Rams worthy of DPOY contention – NBC Sports

Nick Bosa's PFF grades in Week 4 vs. Rams worthy of DPOY contention - NBC Sports

Nick Bosa’s PFF grades from the The 49ers’ 24-9 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4 may be even better than expected.

The star pass topped the charts along with San Francisco wideout Deebo Samuel.

Bosa recorded a career-high 14 quarterback pressures from Rams signal-caller Matthew Stafford. Bosa’s previous high occurred in Super Bowl LIV when the All-Pro registered 12 pressures. The Ohio State product’s 30 pressures through Week 4 lead the NFL with Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons in second with 22 total.

Bosa’s pressure rate per play on Monday night was 31.8 percent, which puts the rim in a category all on its own. The average pressure for an entire defense this season narrowly is higher at 31.9 percent.

On the other side of the ball, Samuel had himself a night with 106 of his 115 receiving yards coming after the catch. The “wide back” caught six of his seven targets for 115 yards, including his 57-yard touchdown catch-and-run.

Samuel lined up in the backfield eight times, in the slot five times and out wide for his remaining 27 games.

After a career low 42.4 PFF grade in Week 3, Jimmy Garoppolo returned with an 87.5 grade, his best since Week 2 of the 2020 season. The quarterback completed 16 of his 27 attempts for 239 yards and a touchdown appearing to have improved chemistry with his offensive skill players.

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“Jimmy was on fire,” coach Kyle Shanahan said via conference call Tuesday. “We had some mistakes, especially I think about that second game with the protection issue. But then he kept us on the field with some big throws on third down.”

Here are more highlights from the 49ers’ Week 4 action:

Offensive line

  • LT Colton McKivitz – 72.8 overall, 87.2 pass blocking grade, no pressures allowed through 21 snaps
  • LT Jaylon Moore – 64.1 overall, 79.5 pass blocking grade, no pressures allowed
  • C Jake Brendel – 50.9 overall, 29.8 pass blocking grade, one rush
  • RG Daniel Brunskill – 50.3 overall, 70.9 pass blocking grade, one rush
  • RG Spencer Burford – 29.4 overall, 24.6 pass blocking rating, one hit
  • RT Mike McGlinchey – 67.5 overall, 68.5 pass blocking score, no pressures allowed

BY Nick Bosa – 91.6

Bosa is at the top of the league in several categories:

  • Quarterback pressures: 30
  • Quarterback sacks: 6
  • PFF Pass Rush Productive Rating: 15.5
  • Pass Rush Win Ratio: 29.3 percent
  • Pressure Rate: 25.9 percent

Bosa recorded 14 pressures on Monday night while the entire Rams defense only recorded five.

BY Charles Omenihu – 67.4

69.6 pass rush grade with five total pressures – one sack, one hit, three hurries.

BY Samson Ebukam – 82.0

76.2 pass rush grade with four total pressures – two sacks, two hurries and a forced fumble.

CB Charvarius “Mooney” Ward – 79.5

Ward was targeted twice in 48 pass plays, allowing one catch for eight yards in coverage and one pass breakup preventing a score.

LB Dre Greenlaw – 78.9

Greenlaw leads the team with 14 total tackles, 13 solo. The linebacker’s five total stops, were also the most on the defense.

S Talk About – 78.7

The second-year safety allowed two catches on four targets for 19 yards and recorded three tackles and one interception. His pick six was the game changer, sealing the win for the 49ers.

Stafford was under pressure on 23 of his 56 dropbacks last night, giving the 49ers defense a 41.1 percent pressure rating.

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