The 49ers are still undefeated, the defense is still dominating, and people are still questioning the veracity of their record. Yes, the teams the 49ers have defeated have a combined record of 11-28, but they can only play the teams that are on their schedule. And I doubt the players really care what they think anyways. They’ve continued to grind despite seemingly losing a starter to injury every week, and they will continue to do so even though the schedule gets a whole lot tougher starting this next week (the Atlanta Falcons are the only team left on the schedule with a losing record).
Robert Saleh has consistently preached “extreme violence” during his time as Defensive Coordinator, and it appears as if the whole team has adopted that mentality. They’ve bullied teams on their way to a 6-0 record with their ferocious defense and strong running game, and that is how I expect they’ll approach the rest of the season. So haters can just keep on hating.
On to the links...
Barber: 49ers’ schedule is about to get real (Phil Barber, The Press Democrat)
These Photos From A Muddy 49ers-Skins Game Are So Good (Barry Petchasky, Deadspin)
Ratto: The 49ers — Still doing just enough with just enough (Ray Ratto, 95.7 The Game)
Where 49ers’ George Kittle falls within Rob Gronkowski’s ranking of the top NFL tight ends (David Bonilla, 49ers Webzone)
What They Said: 49ers, Redskins React to Gritty Week 7 Game (Matthew Asher, 49ers.com)
49ers injury situation improving with Joe Staley to return to practice (Kyle Madson, Niners Wire)
49ers season ticket holders will get unlimited food and beverages next season (Ganesh Setty, CNBC)
How the San Francisco 49ersCan Make the Playoffs (Josh Katz, Kevin Quealy and Rumsey Taylor, The New York Times)
NFL Trade Deadline: Six Players 49ers Should Target (Vincent Frank, Forbes)
49ers are back thanks to a nasty defense led by a coordinator whose sideline antics are must-see TV (Terez Paylor, Yahoo Sports)