The San Francisco 49ers lost a 27-24 overtime heartbreaker to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, yet there are still some notable positives from the Niners’ effort.
It always stinks to lose. And for the San Francisco 49ers, it stinks more to suffer the first loss of the season to their division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks, in prime time on Monday Night Football. Especially when Seattle closed the gap in the tough NFC West to just half a game.
The Niners now sit at 8-1 following their heartbreaking 27-24 overtime loss on Monday night. And in a game where Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made plenty of highlight-reel plays, San Francisco’s loss stings just a bit more, considering head coach Kyle Shanahan’s squad was in position to pull off a win.
Mistakes, miscues and turnovers ultimately doomed the 49ers’ comeback attempt, although one can take a look at how Shanahan and Co. came back from a 21-10 deficit in the fourth quarter as a positive.
With that as a perfect example, at least the Niners showed they could handle some serious adversity against an opponent also vying for the postseason. Considering San Francisco has blown out the vast majority of its other opponents this season, a contest with such adversity might actually do some good.
That’s one positive takeaway from an otherwise tough-to-swallow 49ers loss. And there are plenty of others, too.
So, while it’s never fun to evaluate and break down everything following a loss, Niner Noise sifts through the ashes to discover what are actually some pretty notable takeaways for San Francisco from Monday’s NFC West showdown.