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49ers are topping offensive rankings ... in the preseason

Baby steps...

I don’t know about you, but that Saturday preseason game with the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Indianapolis Colts really was the strangest experience. The 49ers didn’t score a touchdown until late in the game, with the Jimmy Garoppolo-led starting offense putting up six measly points through two and a half quarters.

But dang, that was the most optimistic six points I ever saw. And don’t just take my word for it, 49ers reporter Joe Fann has the data to back it:

So the 49ers are tops in yards and yards per play? A few things to keep in mind here. For starters, the 49ers offense has had all of it’s squads in there. This isn’t all the doing of Jimmy Garoppolo. We can thank Nick Mullens for a sizable chunk of it.

That said, that’s still mighty good, especially with what is essentially a vanilla offense. The biggest issue the 49ers have had is their inability to finish drives. That weakness was on full display against the Colts with several points getting left on the field due to overthrows and ridiculous penalties.

It’s the preseason, so we can’t get too excited about this, but the regular season is almost here and hopefully these same numbers are just as good when things kick off against the Minnesota Vikings.