Here's all the ways Purdy made 49ers, NFL history in playoff win


Brock Purdy showed the moment wasn't too big for him in his first NFL playoff game.

The 49ers rookie quarterback's performance in Saturday's 41-23 NFC wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks allowed him to join some elite company. He completed 18 of 30 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score, making him the first rookie QB in NFL history to score four total TDs in a playoff game.

His 332 passing yards also were the most by a 49ers quarterback since Joe Montana's Super Bowl XXIII performance in the 1988 season.

The accomplishments don't stop there.

San Francisco's victory over its NFC West rival marked Purdy's seventh consecutive game with multiple TD passes. That means the 23-year-old has tied Hall of Famer Steve Young for the second most in 49ers history and Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert for the most by a rookie since 1950.

Purdy also has five TD passes, zero interceptions and a 126.9 passer rating while throwing on the run (8-plus mph) this season, as he did on his fourth-quarter scoring toss to Elijah Mitchell against the Seahawks. The only quarterback with better numbers than Purdy in that regard is Cincinnati Bengals star Joe Burrow, who took his team to the Super Bowl last season.

Purdy also made history against Seattle by becoming the first rookie QB in the Super Bowl era to throw for and run for a TD in his first career playoff start. He's also just the second rookie QB to do it in any playoff game, joining then-Seahawks starter Russell Wilson in 2012.

Furthermore, Purdy joined a small group of rookie QBs -- including Wilson and former Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller Ben Roethlisberger -- to have won a playoff game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.

Lastly, Purdy became the first NFL player with multiple passing TDs and a rushing TD in his playoff debut since Colin Kaepernick also did it for San Francisco in 2012. He's the first ever to throw for three and run for one.

Now, Purdy and the 49ers' focus shifts to the divisional round. As the No. 2 seed in the NFC bracket, they'll host another game at Levi's Stadium, but their opponent has yet to be determined.

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Regardless of who it is, that opponent will have their hands full.

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