No. 1: George Kittle vs. Falcons defense
One thing about the 49ers has not changed from last season to this season, and that is San Francisco’s offense still goes through tight end George Kittle.
If for no other reason than he could do this:
Kittle is a monster whether he’s catching the ball or blocking for someone else carrying it. The Falcons do not have a good defense (they’re 26th in the league, conceding 26.4 points per game) and Kittle is a big mismatch as the top tight end in the entire NFL.
Whether it’s catching a deep ball, chipping away underneath with short yardage catches or just opening up the running game with monster blocks, Kittle is the best weapon the 49ers have.
If they utilize him fully, San Francisco will be well on their way to notching their twelfth win for the season.