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49ers report card for epic comeback over Lions: High marks for coaching adjustments

Posted on AllSides January 29th, 2024
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SANTA CLARA – Here is how the 49ers graded in Sunday’s 34-31 NFC Championship win over the Detroit Lions at Levi’s Stadium: Brock Purdy, in a second straight playoff comeback, overcame an erratic first half (7-of-15, 93 yards, interception) by eventually rediscovering his record-setting Pro Bowl form. He was 13-of-16 for 174 yards after halftime, and a 51-yard bomb to Brandon Aiyuk set up a 6-yard third-down touchdown pass that Purdy threaded to Aiyuk, pulling them within 24-17. Aiyuk caught that 51-yard heave once it ricocheted off the facemask of...

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