They won their very first 8 video games behind a snarling defense that, on Sunday, had 3 sacks and 3 takeaways. When their defense, pounded by injuries, drooped in the last month of the season, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo guided the 49 ers to vital success versus New Orleans, Seattle and the Rams. And when Kyle Shanahan identified that San Francisco would be best served decreasing Garoppolo to a robot, handing the ball off once again and once again and once again, the 49 ers destroyed both playoff challengers, Minnesota and Green Bay, on the ground.
Garoppolo tossed 2 passes in the 2nd half; he nearly utilized his ideal arm more after the video game, when Garoppolo signed tight end George Kittle’s white T-shirt including his shirtless image, than he did throughout it.
” When we have all our weapons, it’s actually, actually tough to beat us,” right take on Mike McGlinchey stated. “The last 2 weeks, it’s actually tough to even stick with us.”
Even in 17- point thrashings, N.F.L. video games depend upon small minutes, and the Packers’ choice to punt on their opening series, dealing with 4th-and-1 at midfield, turbocharged their death. The conservative call nearly upset the 49 ers, who all week had actually heard the rhetoric originating from Green Bay that after winning 6 straight because losing here by 37 -8 in Week 12, in a video game telecasted nationally, the Packers were now healthier, more powerful, and much better.
” You weren’t all set the very first time,” cornerback Richard Sherman stated, “which remained in front of the entire nation.”
And so nevertheless much Shanahan proclaimed that every video game is self-contained, that throttling Green Bay in November would not hint throttling Green Bay in January, his gamers thought otherwise. McGlinchey stated he enjoyed the movie of that success 6 or 7 times “simply to keep feeling what we felt that night.”