The 49ers knew that this week was going to be a tough test. The Saints were on a roll and at home, but San Francisco played well in all phases and survived an overtime thriller.
The 49ers knew they were buying a lottery ticket in 2012 when they drafted former South Caroline running back Marcus Lattimore in the fourth round despite severe knee damage left over from a college injury. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like that ticket will hit.
San Francisco had a chance late, but couldn’t get the job done, losing to St. Louis. It was the same story after a 49er loss where most of the team played a role. This time around though it was no fault of the defense.
The 49ers played one of the AFC’s best and lost big. They played an elite team and didn’t play well, so San Francisco was blown out. However, it’s just one loss and one that is no surprise at the end of the day.
After falling behind early, the 49ers responded and beat the St. Louis Rams. The offense, defense and special teams all got involved in this latest win.
The 49ers are hoping to get to their bye week with no more injuries. They continue to get healthier and only figure to be without 2 starters this week. The Rams are not much worse, but if without all 3of their injured players could find themselves short handed for this one.
San Francisco will be without Vernon Davis and Anthony Davis when they take on the Chiefs this Sunday. Kansas City will also be without at least one starter, and has several others dealing with some sort of injury. Neither team will be seriously undermanned for this pivotal matchup though.
It was another disappointing loss for the Raiders Sunday night at Wembley Stadium where Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Dolphins to a 38-14 victory over Oakland.
When the 49ers play a solid game as a team they are tough to beat. They took on an undefeated Eagles team and if not for 49er mistakes, would have blown out the road team. Even with several early mistakes, the 49ers rebounded and earned a hard fought win over a serious playoff contender.
It’s hard to win when you play like the 49ers did Sunday Night. When you get called for 13 penalties and commit 4 turnovers its hard to win in the NFL. They still outplayed Chicago and had a chance late to win, but fell short.