5 players who could cost 49ers horribly in 2024 NFL playoffs

These five Niners could cost the team as it attempts to make a deep postseason run.

Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers / Michael Zagaris/GettyImages
1 of 6

The San Francisco 49ers had a great 2023 regular season. They finished at 12-5 and secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They are currently well-positioned to make a Super Bowl run.

All of their key offensive pieces are currently relatively healthy and should be good to go for the divisional round. While they have dealt with some key injuries on defense, it seems like they will get some of their biggest contributors back for the postseason like Arik Armstead.

While these are all positive signs, there are still potential weak spots. There aren’t many of them, but there are still players and phases of the game that could ultimately cost San Francisco.

5 players who could cost 49ers in NFL playoffs

If you have followed the 49ers for the past decade or so, you know how fine the line between winning and losing a playoff game can be. It could come down to an easy pick clanking off a defender, a muffed punt or a tipped pass in the end zone.

In football, there is such a fine line between winning and losing and, unfortunately, every time the Niners have made the playoffs since winning the Super Bowl in 1995, they have been on the losing side of that line.

This is why we will examine five players on the 49ers who could potentially cost them at some point this postseason. Of course, any player can make a mistake that could cost a team the game, but these five have question marks that seem most likely to have an impact in a tight playoff contest.