The 49ers haven’t gotten off to the expected good start, so what could that mean for the rest of the season’s outcomes with nine games to go?
Suffice it to say, the San Francisco 49ers‘ 2021 season has not started the way that most fans would have hoped.
Sure, there was a tough stretch of games that came after the softer opening matchups, albeit those both took place on the road. But most fans likely foresaw something more like a 5-3 or 6-2 record heading into the Niners welcoming the Los Angeles Rams to Levi’s Stadium for a Monday Night Football clash in Week 10.
That hasn’t been the case, as the 3-5 Niners have been a Jekyll and Hyde football team, with very few complete quarters or halves, let alone full games, from all three phases of the game coming out of this squad thus far.
And while all is not lost (with seven teams in each conference making the playoffs, the 49ers are far from mathematically eliminated), it is certainly difficult for fans to hold their heads high, look at the rest of the NFL schedule and see a vast number of victories added to the team’s three.
To be fair, we expected better, too.
So with all that in mind, let’s revisit an earlier win/loss projection and take on predicting the rest of San Francisco’s season, starting with the aforementioned game with the Rams this week.