After this past week, the San Francisco 49ers (5-2) have a very real streak on their hands of four consecutive wins, which is the third best in the league only after the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos.
It is safe to say that the team as a whole has had a return to 49ers football, which, at its core, is a fundamental, smashmouth-based philosophy with creativity and big plays peppered in. To know this resurgence is real is big for San Francisco.
Not to mention, it is great timing for a team that was quickly falling behind its division rival and perhaps doubting itself a bit.
But the 49ers have overcome in a big way, reasserting themselves as one of the fiercest competitors in the league. They’ve also accomplished this despite being outside their comfort zone. The team is still without several star players in the lineup, but it is definitely growing from this experience and learning more about itself.
With seven games now behind them, the evolution has been very apparent. The Niners have acclimated to their situation and settled into a familiar identity. So, following another dominating victory, here are a few takeaways as to the current state of the San Francisco 49ers.