San Francisco 49ers
Diehard fans may want to close their eyes: with an 0-2 start and staring at possible 0-6 start now, the Oakland Raiders will be hard-pressed to avoid two ugly fates in 2014: they could end up worse than the 4-12 record they posted last year, and they could end up as the worst team in the NFL.
After losing in week 2, the 49ers will look to bounce back against the Arizona Cardinals. San Francisco will face a must win as they can’t afford to drop two in a row, especially with one coming at the hands of a division rival.
It’s hard to win when you play like the 49ers did Sunday Night. When you get called for 13 penalties and commit 4 turnovers its hard to win in the NFL. They still outplayed Chicago and had a chance late to win, but fell short.
It’s only week 2 and both the 49ers and Bears are both less than 100% entering an important matchup. Outside of Anthony Davis all players are a question mark, so hopefully injuries will have a minimal effect on the outcome.
Tony Romo has taken a lot of criticism following the week one loss to San Francisco. However, was he the only one to blame for the Dallas Cowboys’ loss?
The first NFL regular season game played at Levi Stadium has the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Chicago Bears. On paper, Chicago is very similar to San Francisco’s week 1 opponent the Dallas Cowboys. The Bears have an offense that can score points at will, an inconsistent passer and a less than spectacular defense.
All the problems that seemed to be facing the 49ers were worked out on the field. The offense looked fine, the defense stepped up and the result was a road win, that was far from a lock. f the 49ers can continue to improve, they will be back in the thick of things at the end of the season.
The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers open their 2014 NFL season against each other on Sunday, Sept. 7, in a game with an afternoon kickoff time.
The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2013 NFL season with second worst defense of all time, just falling short of the ineptitude of the 2012 New Orleans Saints.
When San Francisco’s regular season schedule was announced, 49er nation cringed. There is not a single game that screams ‘easy win'; which is not ideal for a team that figures it will be in a dog fight within their very own division just to get into the playoffs.