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Things haven't exactly been smooth for the 49ers this preseason. In addition to the aforementioned issues at their new stadium, the 49ers haven't exactly looked like the perennial powerhouse they have been in recent years.
The offense has been particularly brutal, scoring a shockingly meager three points in the first two preseason games combined. They have been outscored by a whopping 54 points in the two tilts against the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos.
It might be the preseason, but the offensive ineptitude hasn't escaped the eagle eye of head coach Jim Harbaugh, per USA Today's Lindsay H. Jones:
"We're off," head coach Jim Harbaugh said. "That's the thing about football. It punishes mistakes and rewards precision. … We're not a precise team, and we're being punished for our mistakes."
The Niners right now look like a team badly in need of some rest, and that will come now that the team has broken camp. But Harbaugh made it clear Sunday evening that this next week won't be easy for his team.
The struggles are a bit alarming given San Francisco's offensive malaise during long stretches last season. While the panic button should still be behind its glass case, San Francisco would certainly like to see a bit of zip in the offense this week.