3 overreactions from 49ers' Week 2 win over hated Rams

The San Francisco 49ers took out their archrivals in the Los Angeles Rams, but it wasn't a perfect performance by any stretch of the imagination.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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The 49ers didn't always have the best of it but are coming home with a 2-0 record after a 30-23 win over the Rams. Even with a win, there's always time for overreactions.

The San Francisco 49ers have had a tendency to start slow in the head coach Kyle Shanahan era, and they were navigating a tricky schedule with two road games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Rams to open up the 2023 season.

But the Niners navigated some tricky waters and will be returning home with a 2-0 record.

The 49ers didn't always have it in the bag, but they overcame a plucky Rams outfit 30-23 to get the win amid a short turnaround as they prepare to host the New York Giants on Thursday night in Week 3.

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For now, it's time to overreact to the game, if for nothing else than it being mandatory for people to overreact to events in the first parts of the season.

So, if you want overreaction and hysteria, you've come to the right place.

Overreaction No. 1: Brock Purdy needs to work on his touch

For a quarterback who's been renowned for his ability to shred defenses with pinpoint precision and uncanny calm under pressure for a young quarterback, the one thing Brock Purdy will look on with regret is his inability to hit the deep ball when it was available.

By no means did Purdy play awful, but his 17-of-25 passing for 206 yards would have looked a lot prettier if he hadn't left some yards (and points) on the field with a few shots down the field that overshot his receivers.

On the plus side for Purdy, it's encouraging he was willing and able to launch the ball downfield after coming back from elbow surgery.

But still, maybe just work on that downfield accuracy just a touch.