Talanoa Hufanga and Jimmie Ward starting in the secondary, will loom large. Deommodore Lenoir and Samuel Womack will have their hands full and targets on their backs, you’d have to imagine.
One way to help the secondary is by getting a pass rush. And with a healthy group of pass rushers, Ryans should take advantage of a pair of lackluster offensive tackles on the Chiefs.
San Francisco will look to control the clock in the first half offensively. That doesn’t mean Kyle Shanahan needs to run it on every first and second down. We’ll see how often he opens up the passing game and lets Jimmy Garoppolo throw the ball down the field.
I’d expect a lower scoring first half, contrary to opinion.