It was a very bland game for the San Francisco 49ers. Coming into their Week 15 match against the Atlanta Falcons, the Niners were heavy favorites. But Atlanta came in and upset San Francisco 29-22. Niner Noise gives you the top five takeaways from Sunday afternoon.
Isn’t it nice to be scoreboard watching this time of year, Niners Faithful? We’re watching other games to see if the San Francisco 49ers will have the coveted “X” beside their name in the standings, which signifies a playoff berth.
However, rather than scoreboard watching and hoping other teams do the job for them, the Niners had an opportunity to clinch a postseason spot themselves, Sunday afternoon against the visiting Atlanta Falcons. Unfortunately, the 49ers couldn’t do it themselves, but thanks to a Dallas Cowboys victory over the Los Angles Rams, the Niners are playoff bound.
This was the first home game for San Francisco since its Sunday Night Football beat-down of the Green Bay Packers way back on Nov. 24. The 49ers finished the toughest three-game stretch of football in the Super Bowl era, with a 48-46 victory in New Orleans.
Not an ideal three-game set, but the Niners knew they were coming home after to the lowly Falcons.
Atlanta had only one win in their first eight games to start its 2019 campaign, which put the team right out of the playoff push early. However, after their bye-week in Week 9, the Falcons won three of their next five heading into Sunday’s action at Levi’s Stadium. The Falcons are still led by quarterback Matt Ryan and a future Hall of Fame wide receiver, Julio Jones.
It was a terrible outing in all three phases of the game for San Francisco. Let’s look at some takeaways from the 49ers’ most disappointing loss of the 2019 season.