It’s been a tale of two stories for the San Francisco 49ers thus far this season.
The Niners dominated and crushed their opponents through the first five weeks of the campaign, and then, injuries happened.
They’ve dropped three games in a row, and now will face one of the best teams in the AFC in the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With that in mind, former NFL QB Ryan Leaf took to Good Morning Football and talked about how it wouldn’t be the end of the world if they lost that game, as it would be on the road and a non-conference matchup.
“This is a big game for the San Francisco 49ers,” Leaf said.
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) November 10, 2023
Also, he points out that the Seattle Seahawks are their only legitimate threat in the NFC West Division, and that wouldn’t change regardless of the outcome of this game.
Leaf states that being good isn’t enough in the long NFL season, adding that teams need to be lucky as well.
He believes the Niners haven’t been lucky because all their injuries happened at the same time, with Trent Williams missing time and Deebo Samuel also getting hurt.
He also thinks that Brock Purdy got seriously banged up in that game vs. the Minnesota Vikings and that he’s played through that.
The Niners are a juggernaut on both sides of the field, and there shouldn’t be any excuses for losing three games in a row.
But anybody can beat you in the National Football League, and losing two key players could take a big toll on any team, even one with a superstar at the QB position.NEXT: Christian McCaffrey Sends Clear Message Ahead Of Jaguars Game