The San Francisco 49ers starters got off to the best start of the preseason on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The first-team offense got rolling and scored two touchdowns in the first half while the 49ers defense shut out Sam Bradford and the Vikings.
In Pro Football Focus’ “Refocused” series, PFF's analysis team broke down the top performances from Sunday night's contest. Four of PFF's highest grades went to the 49ers edge rushers, who contributed to San Francisco's four sacks, eight quarterback hits and several more pressures.
Take a look at PFF's top 49ers performers from Sunday.
Lynch played the bulk of his 33 snaps in the second half and earned the highest rating of any player with an 86.6 overall grade. Lynch posted eight pressures on 19 pass rushes, the highest league-wide total in Week 3 of the preseason.
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Dumervil earned PFF's "game ball" with a grade of 86.1. His pass rush productivity score was the third-best among 4-3 defensive ends in Week 3. In just 14 snaps, Dumervil racked up a sack and four quarterback pressures.
The only non-pass rusher with a top-five PFF grade, Mostert shined in the second half against the Vikings. The versatile third-year running back finished the night with two touchdowns on 130 yards of total offense. His speed was on full display as he went nearly untouched on a screen pass that he took the distance for an 87-yard touchdown. Mostert's performance earned him 82.1 overall grade and was named to PFF's 2017 Preseason Week 3 Team of the Week as a top running back performer.
Check out what PFF had to say on Mostert:
Mostert was outstanding on Sunday night, as he totaled 130 yards from scrimmage while scoring once through the air and another on the ground. His aerial score was off a screen pass that saw him blaze past a number of Vikings defenders and break a tackle on his way to an 87-yard touchdown. He forced three missed tackles on just six total touches for a ridiculous 275.0 elusive rating.
Armstead looks to be adjusting nicely at LEO. The 49ers edge rusher sacked Bradford once and earned an 82.1 overall grade.
The Pierre Garçon to Garçon connection we saw throughout training camp showed itself in the 49ers third preseason game. Garçon led 49ers receivers with six catches for 64 yards. When Garcon was targeted, Brian Hoyer's passer rating was 111.1.
For the second straight week, Taumoepenu had a solid game. The sixth-round draft pick rounds up the 49ers top grades with 79.8.