5 overreactions from 49ers preseason loss vs. Raiders

The 49ers are going to go 0-17 in the regular season, aren't they?
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5)
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49ers Raiders final score. 7. 42. Final. 34. 28

The 49ers got thumped by the Raiders, 34-7, in Week 1 of the preseason. And while preseason narratives still apply, overreacting is still in our nature.

The No. 1 overreaction to the San Francisco 49ers' ugly and disjointed 34-7 preseason loss to the Las Vegas Raiders is that head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad is simply going to be that terrible when the games actually count.

Forget the fact none of the Niners' starters were playing, neither Shanahan nor defensive coordinator Steve Wilks was drawing up extensive game plans and the only ones who arguably care about the final score are those who placed bets on the game or the overly enthusiastic fan who has to have the team win whatever the context.

The coaches and players don't even care about the final score.

Yes, San Francisco will be better when it counts. But that won't stop some exceptionally massive overreactions from the one-sided exhibition defeat.

Let's work our way through them together, shall we?

49ers overreaction No. 1: Trey Lance really is that bad

Statistically, quarterback Trey Lance was alright, going 10-of15 for 112 yards, a touchdown thrown and a passer rating of 111.0 while also taking four sacks behind a shaky B-team offensive line.

According to the film, Lance was bad.

The one touchdown throw to tight end Ross Dwelley bounced off a Raiders defender's hands and should have been intercepted, one of two balls Las Vegas should have picked off from Lance. At least two of his sacks taken were the direct result of being indecisive, and the indecisions plagued Lance for much of the first half.

On the bad side, Lance didn't look good, and his performance even prompted an idea that Shanahan was setting Lance up to fail all along.

That's a little extreme, but the overreaction that Lance is awful is premature, too. Remember, this is the first game-like situation in which Lance has played since breaking his ankle in Week 2 last year. Combined with his overall lack of experience, he simply needs reps.

There were moments when Lance flashed his ability. They were just too few of them.