SF 49ers: 5 things that frighten Niners fans the most

A San Francisco 49ers fan during Super Bowl LIV (Photo by Philip Pacheco/Getty Images)
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Fans in costumes for Halloween at a game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

SF 49ers fans don’t have too many fears, but the Halloween season prompts up some scary thoughts the Faithful have to deal with regularly.

Happy Halloween, SF 49ers Faithful.

In many cases, the Niners are the ones who engineer fright around the league. The days of the team being a laughingstock are long gone now, and San Francisco has resumed its reign as an NFL powerhouse, instilling fear towards the other 31 teams across the league.

When opponents think about having to tackle tight end George Kittle or wide receiver Deebo Samuel, they shudder. When defensive coordinators try to game plan for head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense, they cower in fear.

All the while, knowing the ghosts of the SF 49ers greats of years gone by will continue to haunt opponents for years to come.

We’re talking about you, Dallas Cowboys. You’ll never cease to be haunted by memories of “The Catch” even though nearly 40 years have passed since that frightfully amazing play by those two Niners legends, quarterback Joe Montana and wide receiver Dwight Clark.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of things that scare SF 49ers fans, too.

Perhaps the haunting memories of multiple fade passes in the end zone during Super Bowl XLVII are scary enough. And Niners fans are still haunted by quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, especially on 3rd-and-15 plays.

Like the monster under the bed, it’s best San Francisco fans just close their eyes and hope it all just goes away sooner than later.

But for some fun this Halloween, let’s explore five things all Niners fans agree make them shudder with fright and fear, all the while keeping the lights on in the middle of the night.