No. 5: Reinforcements are coming, so how good will this team be?
Kwon Alexander aside, the 49ers are welcoming back a wide range of starters for the divisional showdown with the Seattle Seahawks.
And they’re just in time.
The 49ers passed the test early on. The depth have all played very well overall and the team is still undefeated, and now the team can get back to full strength (pending the health of Alexander) in time for the tough second half of the schedule.
With games against a lot of teams in the playoff hunt, the 49ers need every advantage they can possibly obtain in their quest for the important No. 1 seed.
For the team to ensure the road to the Super Bowl needs to pass through Santa Clara, games against 7-1 teams the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints loom as especially important.
So do the pair of games against the Seattle Seahawks.
The 49ers have shocked the NFL with its 8-0 record, and now the real test looms.
Just how good is this San Francisco 49ers team exactly?
It’ll be intriguing to find out.