George Kittle fights off penalty for clutch 4th-quarter TD for San Francisco 49ers
George Kittle is putting together another strong season for the San Francisco 49ers. He also provided the team some key breathing room in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Clinging to a 21-16 lead in the fourth quarter, the 49ers ran a beautifully designed play-action pass. Kittle was even held by a defender as he tried to run his route, but that did not deter the tight end.
Brock Purdy was able to hit Kittle in stride down the sideline with the TE flashing his playmaking ability with the ball in his hands. It ultimately went for a 44-yard touchdown and a 2-score lead for the 49ers in the fourth quarter.
BY GEORGE, HE’S GOT IT 🙌
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That touchdown catch gives Kittle 6 on the season. He now has 3 straight seasons of at least 700 receiving yards and 6+ touchdowns. Kittle also eclipsed 6,000 career receiving yards with the scoring play.
Entering Sunday, Kittle had 445 career catches for 5,989 yards and 36 touchdowns. He remains one of the best all-around TEs in the NFL and a valuable piece for the 49ers.