Barrows: Purdy & McCaffrey are both playing like MVP candidates

Dec 18, 2023, 9:22 AM

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with Christia...

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If it feels like it’s been a while since the San Francisco 49ers have lost a game, that’s because it has.

The Athletic’s Matt Barrows joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Monday morning to recap San Francisco’s sixth-straight win, with the latest being a 45-29 triumph over the Arizona Cardinals, look ahead to the Christmas Day showdown against the Baltimore Ravens, and much more.

Plus, who has the upper hand in the NFL MVP race: Brock Purdy or Christian McCaffrey?

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49ers Topics Discussed Include

  • Thoughts on the 49ers’ impressive offensive performance against Arizona
  • “I think the 49ers understood going in that this would not be one of their dominant defensive performances… It kind of went to script with what they were expecting.”
  • What are the latest updates on San Francisco’s injured players like Javon Hargrave, Arik Armstead, and Deommodore Lenoir?
  • Are there any concerns about Nick Bosa’s ankle?
  • Barrows says that Bosa shouldn’t be listed on Monday’s injury report
  • Does Christian McCaffrey have a realistic shot at winning the MVP award over Brock Purdy or Dak Prescott?
  • “He doesn’t have a long track record with those voters… If you’re going to go away from a quarterback for MVP, he could be it.”
  • What must Purdy do to get the upper hand in the MVP race?
  • Barrows says Purdy could solidify his MVP standing with a strong showing on Christmas Day.
  • Looking ahead to the Christmas matchup against the surging Baltimore Ravens
  • If the Ravens beat the 49ers, could Lamar Jackson play spoiler and enter the MVP race?
  • “If you’re a stats guy, it’s really hard not to pick Purdy.”

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More on Brock Purdy & Christian McCaffrey

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