Top 5 takeaways from 49ers win vs. Packers in Week 12

Arik Armstead, San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers finally proved to even the most ardent doubter that they’re for real with a 37-8 takedown of the Green Bay Packers. Here are five takeaways from that huge performance on Sunday.

After several weeks of frustrating divisional games, the San Francisco 49ers got to resume their dominance ways with a 37-8 crushing of the Green Bay Packers in Week 12 on Sunday Night Football.

At 8-2, the Packers were one of the teams hot on the heels of the Niners and their conference lead, but it took just one drive for the dominant San Francisco defense to force a turnover and then only one play for the offense to take a lead which would never be challenged.

For San Francisco, this game validated everything its showed up to this point. The argument the 49ers were not legitimate because they had not beaten a contender is now done, and the idea they had peaked now seems laughable.

And to think, they did this without four starters: tackle Joe Staley, linebacker Kwon Alexander, EDGE Dee Ford and running back Matt Breida.

It was, without a doubt, the game of the season for the Niners, who held a championship-caliber Packers team to only eight points while putting 37 up on the board themselves.

While the 49ers have finally appeased the skepticism which has surrounded their season, they still have two tough games ahead of them to keep a hold of their spot on top of the NFC mountain.

For now, however, it’s time for the fans to revel in this victory as we look at the five takeaways from this game.