The SF 49ers came into Foxborough and decimated the Patriots, winning 33-6. Niner Noise picks out winners and losers, if any exist, from the performance.
The SF 49ers had come off an important division win against the LA Rams, pulling their record to 3-3 as they entered the meat of the “gauntlet,” games against the perennial heavyweights of the NFL. They were battered, they were bruised, and they were flying out to the East Coast to play the defensive mastermind, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Down a bevy of starters and backups, the Niners were underdogs who could have easily dropped the game.
Well, San Francisco absolutely decimated the Patriots, beating them offensively, defensively, in special teams, mentally, you name it. It was a performance nearly as demoralizing to the opposition as the 2019 games against the Green Bay Packers where a quality opponent found its soul crushed at the hands of a relentless onslaught by the SF 49ers.
Niner Noise’s postgame recap pointed out how complete of a win it was, and when games like this happen, nearly every facet of the team has to play extremely well.
So, winners and losers can be hard to decide when nearly every player who touched the field is a winner, but let’s go for it anyway.