Brock Purdy, 49ers defense dominate Steelers in season opener

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The Mercury News

PITTSBURGH — The instant Brock Purdy’s touchdown pass found Brandon Aiyuk for the 49ers’ first points of a promising season, Purdy emphatically celebrated toward his team’s sideline by unleashing fist pumps and flexing his arms. It was the polar opposite scene from last season’s ending on the other side of this state, when Purdy’s throwing elbow got wrecked and the 49ers’ Super Bowl bid got swiped by the Philadelphia Eagles. Sunday, the healthy 49ers sure looked like Super Bowl competitors to start this season, routing the host Pittsburgh Steelers 30-7 before 67,679 fans, including a healthy s…

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