With the New England Patriots’ 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, Niner Noise details three big takeaways the San Francisco 49ers can use for near and distant future.
Well, Super Bowl LIII was not one for casual football fans.
A game wrought with missed field goals, terrific punts and sloppy runs did little to improve the NFL’s appeal. Now, of course, most NFL games will not have only one touchdown scored. Just two weeks earlier, we had two games that went to overtime, where the last team to touch the ball won.
However, the San Francisco 49ers have a lot to take away from the game, especially considering that one of the teams is the Los Angeles Rams, the NFC West division rivals down south. Our own Peter Panacy detailed how the Rams loss will help the 49ers tremendously:
But even moving beyond the Super Bowl hangover and poor cap design of the team down below, the game gave a good example of trends and actions San Francisco can use in the future, even as soon as this year.
The game showed not only a defensive game plan, albeit one that the Niners would have to perfect, but also some roster choices and other general ideas.
If I sound very vague, it is because I am trying to be vague. The beauty and issue of the NFL is that everything is decided by one game. There isn’t a grand revelation that can come from just one game. Will Rams running back Todd Gurley be that bad every game?
Probably not. But there still is a lot to work with. So let’s begin.