Today, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game that should be thoroughly ... revealing for the team. Pittsburgh has a good team, one that's certainly a step up from the Minnesota Vikings. They're probably not among the NFL's top teams though, and they're definitely very beatable. Whether or not the 49ers are the team to do it this time around is the big question.
For sure, I think the 49ers have the talent to win the game. Carlos Hyde is obviously going to be someone the Steelers key in on and try and halt, though I'm not sure they have the personnel to halt San Francisco's running game if it plays to the same level it did against Minnesota. That wasn't a game where the Vikings just played poor run defense -- the 49ers out-muscled them and out-schemed them, and that will probably need to happen again today.
I'm strangely confident, and fortunately, I'll be working all day so if something goes horribly, horribly wrong ... well, I won't be paying close attention. Please let me know on Twitter if you have any GIF requests during the game as it will be hard for me to take notes Also, we're not opening links in new windows anymore. Keeping that message in here for awhile. Onto your links.