4 things to be grateful for as a 49ers fan

It's always good to be a Niners fan, but this year has provided a few better reasons for being thankful.

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San Francisco 49ers fan holds a sign / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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San Francisco 49ers, Nick Bosa, Chase Young, Fred Warner
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Chase Young (92) with defensive end Nick Bosa (97) and linebacker Fred Warner (54) / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

No. 4: 49ers defense looks sharp once more

San Francisco has only allowed 17 points combined over its last two games. The 49ers held Jacksonville to three points in Week 11 and Tampa Bay to 14 points last Sunday.

Against the Buccaneers, All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner tallied 12 total tackles and two pass deflections, while edges Nick Bosa and Chase Young each recorded a sack.

With the addition of Young at the NFL trade deadline last month, the Niners look sharp at limiting any opposing team's offense. And the numbers suggest it, too, as they have recorded nine sacks and three interceptions over the past two games.

If San Francisco is to return to the NFC Championship game and/or Super Bowl, it will be on the heels of performances like these. The 49ers' losing streak ended, they appear to have regained playoff form after their bye week and now sit atop the NFC West.

Not a bad way to ring in Thanksgiving, and the crowning achievement for the holiday will be beating the Seahawks on Thursday night.

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