In their first two games of the preseason, the San Francisco 49ers played the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos.
In their first two games of the preseason, the San Francisco 49ers were outscored 57-3.
Fifty Seven To Three.
So of course you had some fans, some talking heads, and even farm animals screeching and bleating and having all kinds of issues, such as-
– Colin Kaepernick is now overpaid and lazy
-Harbaugh is distracted and looking for a way out
-Frank Gore’s wheelchair needs greasing
-Michael Crabtree has Richard Sherman PTSD
-Levi Stadium was set in quicksand
Not so fast, as Lee Corso would say.
The preseason in the NFL is stupid, and to base thoughts on the season too heavily on preseason results is equally stupid, unless of course there’s a major injury. Following the first two games, the Niners turned around and took care of San Diego and Houston by a combined 61-20.
So can we go ahead and relax on the sky is falling mentality?
Like most franchises pointing in the right direction, the preseason is to check depth and fill your bottom roster spots. As long as you’re ramped up properly going into Game 1, you’re fine.
The Niners open the season September 7 in Dallas. With the bye week coming after the Denver game October 19, the first 7 games leading up are brutal. Getting through the break, re-integrating Navarro Bowman, and hopefully still being in striking distance of the NFC West should be the ultimate goal.
The San Francisco 49ers are primed to peak at the exact right time this season, which is why they will face the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.
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