SF 49ers: 5 biggest disappointments over first half of 2020

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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Kyle Shanahan, SF 49ers
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The SF 49ers have gone through a roller-coaster ride of a season halfway through 2020, and Niner Noise explores the five biggest letdowns so far.

Perhaps the SF 49ers wrapping up the first half of their 2020 campaign on a down note, an ugly 37-27 road loss to their division rival Seattle Seahawks, put a damper on how the fanbase is feeling about the team eight weeks through the regular season.

But the past two weeks paint a pretty accurate picture on how things are going for head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co. The week prior, the Niners traveled to take on the New England Patriots and walloped them 33-6.

Then the stinker against the Seahawks.

That was one disappointment. Ugly losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins were more than disappointing, too, although one could argue those were offset by the surprise wins over the Pats and Los Angeles Rams in the same timeframe where nearly everything seemed to be working out fine.

The up-and-down nature from San Francisco this season can’t be ignored, although one can safely point out 2020 has been a pretty big disappointment for a team that was mere minutes away from winning a Super Bowl last season and felt on the cusp to actually reach that goal this year.

Still at last place in the NFC West, it’s impossible to ignore the disappointments Shanahan and his team have dealt with this season. Whether they be elements within their control or not, 2020 has been quite the emotional turnaround from what was a completely dominant season a year ago.

So, naturally, it’s worth listing out the five biggest disappointments the SF 49ers have experienced over the first half of the season.