Week 3 is about to arrive and with it, a game that brings more consequences with a loss than it does with a win. The San Francisco 49ers have their home opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but if they win, it’s not a game that tells us much. It will tell us it’s the same 49ers squad that beat Tampa Bay and Cincinnati. If they lose, it might tell us they aren’t quite ready yet.
Mason Rudolph has no film and could pull some surprises, but the 49ers should win this game. Of course, the narrative after will be that they haven’t beat anyone legitimate. Just wait. The real tests come with Cleveland and Los Angeles. They lose, they aren’t ready. They win, well,wait and see.
The 49ers really can’t win the situation here, but they can lose. I think they’ll pull this one off, but Rudolph’s lack of film cold be a problem. We’ll see.
With that, I have some links.