4 hard realities 49ers taught us in Week 7 loss vs. Chiefs

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /

49ers pass-blocking efforts lacked

The pass blocking from San Francisco’s offensive line was lacking in Week 7, and that’s putting it lightly.

With the return of Trent Williams at left tackle, it seemed as though pass protection was going to be at the best we’ve seen all season from the 49ers.  Yet it was quite the opposite, though, as the Niners’ O-line allowed a season-high five sacks while Jimmy Garoppolo seemed as though he had no time to throw, as the Chiefs threw a number of different blitz packages at him.

Right tackle Mike McGlinchey, who left the game against Atlanta with a calf injury, didn’t have a full practice this past week until Friday.

Williams who was coming off of an ankle injury sustained in Week 3, also didn’t have a full practice until Friday of this past week.

The fact that the whole starting unit of the offensive line hadn’t had many practices together as of late was probably exposed by the Chiefs in this game. They likely still have some rust they need to shake off.

They’ll have a full week of practice as a unit to turn things around before the game against their division rival Rams in Week 8.