The San Francisco 49ers put another win on the board on Sunday, going on the road to beat the Houston Texans 26-16. The win improved the 49ers to 3-10, and with three wins in their last four games, optimism is high in Santa Clara.
The 49ers victory on Sunday means another post-game locker room celebration. There is still a certain raucous nature to the celebrating locker room, but the past two wins have come down a level each time. The first one was a wild celebration as the team let off the steam of nine straight losses. The second one was excited, but they took things down a notch. And this one brings it down a little bit as well.
The point being that we are starting to see a team that is getting a little more comfortable winning. As Reuben Foster said, it’s about learning how to win, and this team is clearly learning that. It’s too late to turn this into a playoff push, but this team is building something special, and it is highly likely we see the 49ers regularly mentioned this coming offseason as a 2018 playoff contender.