Niner Noise looks at the good, bad and ugly from the San Francisco 49ers’ 33-10 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. Are there any positives for the Niners?
The 2017 San Francisco 49ers now have the unfortunate accolade of being the first team in franchise history to start off a season 0-8.
This, after the Niners fell 33-10 on the road versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
In fairness, the 49ers had no business beating the now-7-1 Eagles, who found themselves sitting atop our NFL power rankings last week. San Francisco should have been an easy opponent, although no one told the Niners defense this in the first half.
Despite a plethora of injuries, including linebacker Reuben Foster (ribs), the San Francisco defense managed to hold its own long enough to make things interesting before halftime.
Overall, the Niners defensive line earned solid grades in our Week 8 grades-analysis piece, and this is notable considering the players defensive coordinator Robert Saleh had to work with.
Leger Douzable, anyone?
Douzable and the D-line were among the few positives from San Francisco’s efforts in this road bout, and one could argue the first-half 49ers defense did enough to be considered among the few good things the team had in Week 8.
Let’s start there.