It’s nearly the midway point of October and the San Francisco 49ers are winless at 0-5. They travel to Washington for a Week 6 matchup, where they look to get their first win of the season. Here is the preview with the latest news, X-factors, injuries and much more.
No matter how low expectations were for the San Francisco 49ers, heading into Week 6 without a win is a bit surprising for the team. For those who truly watch 49ers football, they know this team is far better than last year’s version.
And the team has been right in there in these games, with chances to win. Over their last four games, San Francisco has lost by a combined 11 points. That’s the definition of being competitive.
This team could easily by 4-1 or 3-2, and the narrative would be drastically different than it currently is. But, football is not a game of “ifs” and the 49ers remain at 0-5.
There are some bright spots to draw upon; like the fact that defensive lineman DeForest Buckner is slowly becoming one of the elite defenders in the league and wide receiver Pierre Garçon has been one of the most reliable wide receivers in the NFL.
Next up for San Francisco is a matchup with the Washington Redskins in an away game. It’ll be a reunion with Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, who were together in Washington from 2012 to 2013.
The 0-5 start is the team’s worst since 2010. It’s been over 35 years since the 49ers have started a season in this manner, when they lost their first seven games to open the 1979 season.