CBS Sports grades 49ers performance vs. Bills

The 49ers were dismal during their 45-16 loss at Buffalo Sunday, but not quite enough to get a failing grade from CBS Sports.

In their weekly feature grading each NFL team's performance, CBS gave the 49ers a D for their showing on Sunday.

John Breech of CBS Sports gave the 49ers the following assessment:

The good news for the 49ers? Colin Kaepernick looked decent against the Bills in his first start of 2016. The bad news? Kaepernick doesn't play defense, and apparently, neither did anyone else on the team in this game. The 49ers had no answer for the Bills running game, which totaled 312 yards in the game. If that sounds like a lot, that's because it is: The 312 yards is the most the 49ers have given up in a game since 1958.

Meanwhile, the Bills were given an A-grade for their performance against the 49ers.

If LeSean McCoy was trying to get revenge on Chip Kelly for trading him while the two were in Philadelphia, I'd say it worked. Shady tied a career-high with three touchdowns against the 49ers. It was almost as if the 49ers couldn't tackle McCoy, who rushed for 140 yards on just 19 carries (7.4 yards per carry). Overall, the Bills 491 yards of total offense was the team's most of the Rex Ryan era and the team's most since 2010.

The evaluation echoes that of what other reporters have said about the 49ers performance -- Kaepernick and the offense did enough to avoid a failing grade, but the evaluation of the defense, at least the run defense, was not nearly as kind.

The 49ers will try once again to right the ship this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1:05 p.m. PT).

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