Brock Purdy’s Prime-Time Record: 49ers QB Nearly Perfect Under the Lights

Brock Purdy takes a strong history in prime-time games into Thursday's key Thanksgiving clash with Seattle. What's his record in prime time?

Brock Purdy takes a strong prime-time record into tonight’s Thanksgiving Day clash between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Just how good has Purdy been in prime time?

Brock Purdy’s History in Prime Time

Purdy is set to make his fifth career appearance in prime time on Thursday night as he looks to continue a run of largely successful stints when the lights are brightest.

That run began on Dec. 15, 2022, when Purdy led San Francisco to a 21-13 victory over the Seahawks on Thursday Night Football in just his third career start as a rookie. He threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the game as the 49ers built up a 21-3 lead early in the second half and held on from there.

He has made three more prime-time appearances so far this season and largely continued that success amid another solid season for San Francisco.

The first of the year came in a Week 3 meeting with the New York Giants. Purdy went 25-of-37 for 310 yards and two touchdowns on the day, leading the 49ers to a comfortable 30-12 victory on Thursday Night Football.

Purdy delivered again two weeks later in a Week 5 drubbing of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. He went 17-of-24 for 254 yards and four touchdowns in the contest as San Francisco rolled to a dominant 42-10 win.

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Purdy’s first prime-time blemish came two weeks later, however, when the 49ers took on the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. His numbers were not all bad in going 21-of-30 for a touchdown, but two interceptions proved costly in the narrow 22-7 defeat.

All in all, that history leaves Purdy with a 3-1 record across his four starts for San Francisco in prime time. He has gone a combined 80-of-117 (68.4%) for 1,051 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Purdy Faces Key Clash With Seahawks

Purdy will look to continue that track record of prime-time success and pick up his fourth win under the bright lights, including his second over Seattle.

It’s largely been a strong sophomore campaign for him in going 193-of-275 (70.2%) for 2,662 yards, 18 touchdowns, and just five interceptions in his first full season as San Francisco’s full-time starter.

Another strong performance will be important to the 49ers’ (7-3) chances in a key NFC West clash with the Seahawks (6-4). A win would extend San Francisco’s lead to two games heading down the stretch of the season, while a loss would tighten things up and give Seattle a stronger shot at winning the division.

That provides additional pressure on Purdy’s shoulders heading into his latest prime-time performance. Time will tell how he holds up.

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