By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
We’re going to look back on the 2019 San Francisco 49ers season. For many of their fans, they are still coping with the Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
After going 13-3 during the regular season, San Francisco defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round and the Green Bay Packers in the Conference Championship. However, they lost 31-20 to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
The 49ers offensive attack averaged 29.9 points per game, which was the second-best out of all 32 teams in the entire league. However, their defense was 8th with 19.4 points allowed per contest.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went 329 of 476 for 3,978 yards during the regular season. He also threw 27 touchdown passes and had 13 interceptions.
Raheem Mostert led the team with 772 carries on 137 carries with his eight touchdowns. Matt Brieda also had a significant impact on the ground game, as he had 623 yards, while Tevin Coleman also had 544 yards.
George Kittle led the 49ers air attack with 85 receptions for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. Deebo Samuel also had an impact, as he had 802 yards, while Emmanuel Sanders had 502 yards following his trade from the Denver Broncos.
On the defensive side of the ball, Fred Warner led the team with 118 tackles. Rookie Nick Bosa led the team with 16 tackles for a loss and 25 quarterback hits.
Arik Armstead led the team with 10.0 sacks on the season, while Richard Sherman led the team with three interceptions. Sherman, Warner, and Ahkello Witherspoon also had interceptions returned for touchdowns.
K’Waun Williams led the defense with four forced fumbles. DeForest Bucker — who was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in the off-season — led the team with four fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown.
Sherman also led the team with 11 pass deflections.
Richie James averaged eight yards per punt return. He had 33 punt returns for 264 yards.
James was better in kickoff returns, as he averaged 21.4 yards per return. He had 20 kickoff returns for 428 yards.
Mitch Wishnowsky had 52 punts on the season and had 2,333 yards in total punt yards. He averaged 44.9 yards per punt.
Robbie Gould went 23 of 31 in field goal attempts. He also went 41 of 42 in extra points.
Chase McLaughlin also went 7 of 8 in field goal attempts. He was 8 of 8 in extra points.
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