The San Francisco 49ers might have won an ugly 27-17 preseason game over the Kansas City Chiefs, but Niner Noise dives deeper into the bigger takeaways from the contest.
Kyle Shanahan officially has a 1-0 preseason record as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.
This, after the Niners knocked off the Kansas City Chiefs 27-17 in what was otherwise an ugly and sloppy performance from the red and gold.
Some of this is to be expected. Most NFL teams need to shake off the rust, and the 49ers are in a situation where many of the faces are new and are learning new schemes on both sides of the ball.
There were plenty of takeaways, good and bad, from this contest. San Francisco’s first-team unit never got into any sort of rhythm. But, on the flip side, the team’s top-two NFL Draft picks — Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster — appear to be the real deal.
In this slideshow, we’ll look at the five biggest lessons and takeaways from this first preseason bout and how they paint a picture for what Shanahan and Co. will face this upcoming season.