Are 49ers poised to have another 3-game losing streak to end the year?

The 49ers had an ugly three-game losing streak earlier in the year, and it looks like they may be poised to have another.
Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers
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The San Francisco 49ers have had an up-and-down season thus far. They came out of the gates hot and won their first five games, punctuated by a blowout victory versus the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

49ers could very easily have another 3-game losing streak to end their season

Then, injuries and poor play led to three straight losses. Sitting at 5-3, it was fair to wonder which version of the Niners we would see for the rest of the year. 

The 49ers proceeded to rattle off six straight victories in convincing fashion, seeming to prove that they were the team we thought they were to begin the year. 

Then, last night against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, the Niners were flat-out embarrassed in front of the country on Christmas. They looked like that team that lost three games in a row. Quarterback Brock Purdy looked lost and confused. The defense looked outmatched. 

Plus, the team suffered injuries to Purdy and left tackle Trent Williams, among others, and it's unclear at this time if they will cause them to miss further time, but injuries are part of what fueled the three-game skid earlier this season.

It’s fair to ask the question again: What version of this San Francisco team will we get moving forward? 

Sure, on paper, the 49ers should be able to handle their next two opponents in the regular season. The Washington Commanders have had a bad year, and the 49ers have enjoyed great success against the Los Angeles Rams under head coach Kyle Shanahan. 

But a loss like last night’s could rattle a team. It could especially rattlPurdy. You could see last night that he was second-guessing himself and hesitating. He wasn’t playing the confident, free-flowing football that we’ve seen him play in the past. 

We will see what happens in these next two games, but don’t be surprised if you see the Niners carry the negative momentum from their last game into the last two weeks of the season. 

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