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Three takeaways from 49ers 33-10 loss at Philly

49ers are 0-8 for the first time in franchise history

October 29, 2017 - 11:37 am

The feel good losses are a distant memory

After losing five straight games by a combined 13 points the 49ers have lose their last two to Dallas and Philadelphia by a combined score of 73-20. There was starting to be a belief among some observers that the 49ers were close to being a contending team as soon as 2018 if only they had a quarterback. If there’s one thing the past two games have shown it’s how far the 49ers still have to go to be legitimately competitive in the NFL. John Lynch & Kyle Shanahan inherited two to three-year deconstruction and rebuild before actual progress should be made or should be expected. Don’t let Weeks 2-6 fool you and think 2012-2013 Raiders when you evaluate where the 49ers are in the process. And those were the two years before Khalil Mack & Derek Carr were drafted & Oakland became a competitive 7-9 team in 2015.

Injuries are making the 49ers almost unwatchable

The 49ers had LT Joe Staley (eye), FS Jimmie Ward (forearm), DT Solomon Thomas (knee) all leave the game Sunday due to injuries in addition to WR Pierre Garcon. LB Reuben Foster and starting RT Trent Brown were both inactive and didn’t play on Sunday. The 49ers have some young talent worth watching and evaluating even if the wins are hard to come by but the roster they’re being forced to put on the field right now is full of players that not only won’t be on the team in the near future but might not even be in the league. There is very little to glean weak to week about this team as it pertains to the future other than they still need about 25-30 different and better players all over the field.

Could the 49ers really go 0-16?

The 49ers hit the halfway mark 0-8 for the first time in franchise history. With the previously mentioned injuries piling up, and C.J. Beathard looking lost behind a suddenly patchwork offensive line, one has to begin to wonder when and if the 49ers will get their first victory.

The 49ers face the Cardinals next week at Levi’s Stadium and San Francisco played them to OT on October 1st before losing. The 1-6 New York Giants come in after that, but still have Eli Manning at the controls that would figure to give them a slight advantage over the 49ers. Beyond that the Bears, Jags and Titans are all on the second half slate but all having much better seasons than anticipated. If the Niners are going to get a win at all in 2017 it may have to come in the next two weeks at home.

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