SANTA CLARA — George Kittle, have a day. Test that, all of the 49ers star tight finish wanted Sunday was the primary half as he carved his title into the franchise document guide.
Kittle had seven receptions for 210 yards by halftime in opposition to the Denver Broncos, and, with applicable aptitude, his 85-yard landing reception pushed him over 1,000 yards this season, the primary tight finish in franchise historical past to achieve that receiving milestone.
Kittle opened with a 5-yard reception on the 49ers’ preliminary snap. Then got here a 31-yarder. Then 6 yards, then 52, then 85. He wasn’t performed with the half till 13- and 18-yard receptions within the ultimate minute arrange one other 49ers landing, that being a 1-yard strike from Nick Mullens to Dante Pettis for a 20-Zero lead.
Add all of it up and his 210 receiving yards raised Kittle’s season whole to 1,103 yards — with a whole half and three extra video games to go.
Vernon Davis beforehand held the franchise document for single-season yards by a decent finish, with 965 yards in 2009.
Kittle’s 85-yard landing catch, which put the 49ers forward 13-0, tied for the seventh-longest cross play in 49ers historical past (Jim Plunkett to Delvin Williams), and the longest since Tim Rattay linked on an 85-yard cross to Brandon Lloyd in 2005.
Kittle is the primary 49er with 1,000 receiving yards since vast receiver Anquan Boldin had 1,062 yards in 2014.
The 49ers (2-10) parlayed Kittle’s large manufacturing right into a 20-Zero lead, their greatest since their final win, a 34-Three residence victory over the Raiders on Nov. 1.
Nick Mullens, in his fifth profession begin, had 271 yards by the primary half on 16-of-24 passing for 2 touchdowns and no interceptions with two sacks. His counterpart, Case Keenum, was 7 of 15 for 43 yards coming into halftime.