Despite an offseason that saw the San Francisco 49ers be one of the most aggressive teams in the NFL, the team is winless as October is set to begin. Now the 49ers face the Arizona Cardinals in a Week 4 matchup on the road. Here is the preview with the latest news, X-factors, injuries and much more.
As the quarter mark of the season fast approaches, the San Francisco 49ers have yet to win a game. Certainly not ideal, especially for an almost entirely new regime in place.
That’s the reality of the situation, and San Francisco is already in a hole to begin the 2017 campaign. It’s been a combination of factors that have contributed to the team’s winless start to the season.
Besides Carlos Hyde, the offense has struggled to come alive and make an impact on the field. That wasn’t the case the last game against the Los Angeles Rams, when quarterback Brian Hoyer finally awoke from his slumber and passed for 332 yards.
The defense has been up and down, and experienced a nose drive in Week 3 as Rams quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley did as they pleased in a 41-point effort.
No matter how low the expectations may have been for the 49ers heading into this season, there is still a feeling of disappointment. The team essentially stripped its roster and built a new one, and it still isn’t enough.
But, the season is indeed young and the 49ers easily could be 2-1 right now. So not all is lost, and especially if you’re looking at it from a tanking perspective, then this is prime position.
San Francisco travels down to the Southwest to take on Carson Palmer and the Cardinals as the 49ers seek their first win of the season.