Week 3 of the preseason found the San Francisco 49ers coming up short 21-10 against the Green Bay Packers. Although, filled with mostly negatives, there were some positives that came out of Friday’s loss.
In what was probably the most lackluster game of the preseason, the 49ers were outplayed in almost all aspects of the game from beginning to end.
The Packers held the football almost twice as long, with a time-of-possession at 39:29. The 49ers defense was on the field for a long time and it showed near the end of the game.
The 49ers offense weren’t doing anything to help. It was the much anticipated return of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who split reps with the first-team unit with quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
Gabbert was awarded the start but, neither QB showed any promise.
A game that was filled with a lot of negatives did leave the fans in a sort of “wait until next year” approach to 2016.
Not all was bad however. There were a few players and position groups that stood out. With Week 3 of the preseason known as the “dress rehearsal”, Niner Noise takes a look at five takeaways from the game heading into the 2016 regular season.
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