49ers confirmed their dominance of NFC after beating Giants in Week 3

New York Giants v San Francisco 49ers
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Following their Week 3 victory over the Giants, the 49ers flexed their power over the entirety of the NFC.

With their last win, the San Francisco 49ers are now 16-4 since Week 1 last season. If their Thursday Night Football contest versus the New York Giants was not an indicator, perhaps their last 20 regular season games have been.

Quarterback Brock Purdy is still shining despite the UCL injury he recovered from. His stat line from Week 3 was 25-of-37, 310 yards and two touchdowns.

The Niners saw 18 rushes for 85 yards and a score out of running back Christian McCaffrey. His debut versus the Kansas City Chiefs at the end of October of last year was the last regular-season defeat San Francisco had.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel put up six receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown, too. In addition, tight end George Kittle caught seven balls for 90 yards.

San Francisco was clicking on all cylinders as the defense only allowed four field goals in the game (two per half). Kicker Jake Moody was perfect, 3-of-3 for field goals and extra points (12 points total).

What's on tap for the 49ers after Week 3?

Leading up to their Week 8 bye, the 49ers have a solid chance remaining undefeated with upcoming contests against the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals.

After that until Christmas, their schedule looks challenging.

Three out of those four matchups are on the road against teams that qualified for the playoffs last year. Following that are two more in-division games, and then the 49ers will play host to the Baltimore Ravens.

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Head coach Kyle Shanahan has San Francisco primed to make a run at another Super Bowl, having fallen just one game shy again. And, so far, the 49ers have put up 30 points in each game to date.

As electrifying as the Niners offense can be, their defense has shown up in 2023, too. They rank first in the NFC and third overall in yards per game allowed (258.3 yards).

Having allowed only 42 points through the first three weeks (14 points per game), the 49ers are tied for first in score differential in the NFC and tied for third overall in the NFL.

With no signs of slowing down, the Niners are showcasing they are still the favorite to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LVIII.

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