San Francisco 49ers: Is This Team Ready to Turn up the Heat?
The San Francisco 49ers have been baffled with injuries to start the 2020 season, but it appears as if they are going to turn the corner after demolishing the New England Patriots 33-6 on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
This was Jimmy Garoppolo‘s homecoming. He was traded near the trade deadline a few years ago. Bill Belichick wanted to keep him and eventually replace Tom Brady, but Owner Robert Kraft stepped in and told Belichick to get rid of Garoppolo.
He completed 20-of-25 passes for 277 yards and two interceptions. Even though Jimmy Garoppolo did not throw a touchdown pass in the game, he played well just enough to win them the football game.
San Francisco completely dominated the line of scrimmage. Even though they don’t have Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman, and some other key players still on the defensive side of the ball and the offensive side of the ball, watch out for this football team, they could potentially get dangerous.
They have won two consecutive games against good-quality opponents. They defeated the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday night and the wild whacky NFC West is going to be crazy until the very end.
Garoppolo is the heartbeat of this football team. Without him, this team is very confused at the quarterback position.
Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for 112 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns. He also caught two passes for eight yards receiving.
Brandon Aiyuk caught six passes for 115 yards receiving.
Deebo Samuel caught five passes for 65 yards receiving. He also rushed for seven yards on three carries.
JaMychal Hasty rushed for 57 yards on nine carries. He also caught one pass for 16 yards receiving.
George Kittle caught five passes for 55 yards receiving.
Kyle Juszczyk caught one pass for 18 yards receiving and he also rushed for 18 yards on four carries and a touchdown.
This team will have a difficult schedule coming up, but it feels like they are going to get hot and go on a winning streak.
Their next game will be on the road against the Seattle Seahawks (5-1) on Sunday with kickoff set for 4:25 p.m. Eastern on FOX at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.
After that, they will face the Green Bay Packers (5-1) on a short week though on Thursday night football.
The NFC Standings as of today are 1. Seattle Seahawks 2. Arizona Cardinals (5-2) 3. Los Angeles Rams (4-2) and 4. San Francisco 49ers.
If the Los Angeles Rams lose to the Chicago Bears (5-1) on Monday night football, San Francisco will move up to third place in the NFC West.
The 49ers may go on a winning streak and become one of the most dangerous teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints are both 5-2 this season.
The NFC West could send three to four teams in the playoffs theoretically, but it won’t happen though.
San Francisco has unfinished business under Head Coach Kyle Shanahan, General Manager John Lynch, and others because they lost the Super Bowl (54) last season to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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