The San Francisco 49ers can uphold their current win streak heading into Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams, but they’ll need to answer these crucial questions first.
Few thought the San Francisco 49ers would sit atop the NFC West entering Week 6 when the 2019 season broke out in early September, let alone be one of only two remaining undefeated teams this deep in the season.
Yet here they are, 4-0 and coming off a dominant and impressive Monday Night Football win over the Cleveland Browns.
Now, to continue that streak, head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co. have to travel on short rest to take on the 3-2 Los Angeles Rams in Southern California.
The Rams aren’t the world beaters they seemed to be a year ago. L.A.’s offensive line has been downgraded, and running back Todd Gurley isn’t quite the multifaceted tool he used to be under head coach Sean McVay. As a result, quarterback Jared Goff has been less than effective, tied for second in the NFL with seven interceptions on the season.
Still, the Rams are a dangerous team, and they’ll hold the advantage over San Francisco, as L.A. had something of a mini bye week following its Week 5 Thursday Night Football loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
To pull off a win, Shanahan and his staff will have to answer some tough questions in short time, as the 49ers gear up for another road contest and arguably the hardest one they’ve faced so far in 2019.
If the Niners win this bout, it will only reinforce the notion this team is no pretender. But to do it, San Francisco will have to answer these five questions.