SANTA CLARA – That's how the 49ers (1-10) qualified in their 24-13 loss Sunday at home against the Seattle Seahawks (7-4):
PASS OFFENSE: D
The touchdown pbad finalized in the Jimmy Garoppolo game gives him the most optimistic aspect of what this unit could be. But, in terms of this game, it simply masked how ineffective this unit was in terms of production and protection with C.J. Beathard. The 49ers lost to right tackle Trent Brown (shoulder) but not as much as they lost to Pierre Garçon (neck, IR) last month. The short pbades to the runners, an occasional deep punch to Marquise Goodwin and then one punch after another on the quarterback are no way to end a season.
Carlos Hyde fed the ball 6 of 7 quick pbades after halftime to help set up a field goal, but finished with only 47 yards and did not run more than 14 yards. Matt Breida had a 12-yard winner, but, curiously, he has no other carrier. Beathard had more options and revolt races, leaving him susceptible to more hits on an already battered (but relentless) body that could now be shelved by a knee injury.
PASS DEFENSE: D +
The Seahawks won only 3 yards per carry, and neither Eddie Lacy nor Wilson could get away more than an 11-yard gain. The tackles lost at the start of the game were a problem, and Wilson repeatedly escaped tackles near the line of scrimmage. Reid, Reuben Foster and Brock Coyle had no problems, but nothing sensational or forced errors of the defense.
SPECIAL TEAMS: B
Sending the kickoff off limits was a terrible way to start, but ultimately it did not hurt the 49ers. The Most Valuable Player of the Team Robbie Gould made both field goal attempts, and Bradley Pinion scored 4 of 9 punts inside the 20-yard line. Trent Taylor had an 18-yard punt return that was encouraging. Raheem Mostert made a good tackle in punt coverage before getting hurt.
Kyle Shanahan joins predecessors Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly as they swept in the Seahawks' two-game series annually since 2014. Shanahan's roster is a shell of what those coaches had. Now you must make a call to Garoppolo and launch a new era.