In the San Francisco 49ers' 15-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs Friday night, both strengths and weaknesses were revealed on both sides of the ball. The defense stood strong, the offense punched it in when it mattered, and the special teams took one step forward and two steps back.
With the preseason now halfway over, it’s time to take a look at what the 49ers have shown so far and what might be in their future.
With the starters playing very limited minutes once again—one series for many of them—our conclusions are by no means final. In fact, they've barely begun. With that in mind, let's take a look at the five biggest takeaways from the 49ers second preseason game, and what they might mean going forward.