In prime time under the lights on Sunday Night Football, the San Francisco 49ers dominated the Green Bay Packers 37-8. It was a huge statement win for the Niners who improve to 10-1 on the year. Niner Noise explains why it was “all 49ers, all night.”
I think it’s safe to put the doubts to bed now. It’s also OK to never bring up the question, “can the San Francisco 49ers beat a real team?”
It’s time to finally give the 49ers the respect they deserve this season. They’ve faced four teams who have winning records and won three of those meetings.
Sunday evening, by far, was supposed to be their toughest opponent to date. With all due respect to the Green Bay Packers, who came in with an 8-2 record and when you have future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the helm, how can you bet against them? But this Bay Area team is special. There’s just a different vibe around this group of guys. They have taken the role of “underdog” and have run with it.
And after the 37-8 drubbing by the now-10-1 San Francisco squad, there’s no more doubting it.
This game was flexed into the Sunday Night Football slot with the hopes of this contest being a back-and-forth classic. While that didn’t happen, it was a great platform for the 49ers to show the rest of the league they are for real. The defense proved their elite status, the offence got key healthy bodies back and the special teams unit was near perfect to help get the victory.
Here are three reasons why the Niners were so dominant over the Packers on Sunday night.