49ers vs. Jaguars: 4 reasons Niners should be concerned in Week 11

#32 Kendall Hunter of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by #23 Alan Ball of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
#32 Kendall Hunter of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by #23 Alan Ball of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) tackles San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

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The 49ers are rightfully heavy favorites on the road against the lowly Jaguars in Week 11, but there are reasons to be concerned about this bout.

The San Francisco 49ers essentially saved their season by pulling off a massive upset win over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 10.

Now at 4-5 on the year and only half a game out of a Wild Card spot for the playoffs, the Niners can hope their most complete and dominant game of the year is a sign of things to come over the rest of the second half, which will continue with a Week 11 road bout versus the 2-7 Jacksonville Jaguars, who have struggled to find their way all year long under first-year head coach Urban Meyer and the No. 1 overall pick from this year’s NFL Draft, quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Sounds like another dominant San Francisco is in the queue, right? After all, WynnBET is listing the 49ers as a six-point road favorite.

Perhaps. But there are also plenty of reasons why the Niners should be concerned about this contest.

Let’s dive into those as a notable “precautionary” preview.

No. 4: 49ers vs. Jaguars has the makings of a trap game

Inconsistent teams often play up to their better competition, then down against lower competition. San Francisco is consistent, as evidenced by beating a Super Bowl-contending Rams team in dominant fashion but only after losing embarrassingly to a depleted and shorthanded Arizona Cardinals squad the previous week.

Even good teams can fall victim to the proverbial “trap” game, as the 2019 version of the 49ers found out all too well in a late-season home loss to the lowly Atlanta Falcons that year.

Read More: 49ers vs. Jaguars: Week 11 betting odds, prediction

But trap games are even riskier for inconsistent squads like the Niners in 2021, especially coming off the enormous highs of dominating Los Angeles in every facet.

Now, the Jaguars may not have the actual talent to pull off an upset. Yet it’s still possible for San Francisco to play relatively uninspired football, opening up the door for a bigger chance of falling victim to this possibility.

Especially considering the next factor.